Warning - Battery Charge Point

Warning - Battery Charge Point

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Tonymg

680 posts

136 months

Monday 22nd February 2010
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Ta Green Fly hows the jam jar............ beep beep....

Tonymg

680 posts

136 months

Saturday 20th August 2011
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Tvr Power

1,062 posts

145 months

Wednesday 7th August 2013
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Tonymg said:
It urge all owners to "Check" 2 weeks ago another Tuscan 2 weeks ago burnt to the ground !

Dom

Flatinfourth

591 posts

77 months

Wednesday 18th December 2013
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I have a Tuscan in at the moment for insurance accident repair, and am mindful of the battery and plug issue having witnessed it a few years ago. At my then employer, I was first in in the morning,and unlocked the gate to find a Tuscan just inside, burned out, with signs of fire brigade presence, in fact they had hosed it out from over the fence. it was clearly evident that the issue was the battery/lead/plug thing, following work in the workshop. The client was made to pay the bill for work carried out, and claim on his own insurance. Absolutely shameful on every level.

I offered, as senior engineer from another department, to do a conversion using a more powerful but much smaller aero battery, and fit the plug in a safe, dry location. This was met by lots of enthusiasm initially, but no action. I was very happy to be out of there.

I would say that anyone running a tuscan should do the conversion, and make the car much more safe, with a proper battery installation, and much more reliable, as a wet anderson plug drains power.

Happy to do this for anyone.

S6PNJ

3,201 posts

220 months

Wednesday 18th December 2013
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Flatinfourth said:
...a more powerful but much smaller aero battery, and fit the plug in a safe, dry location.
Sad news for the owner who lost their Tuscan! What was the aero battery and which location had you chosen?
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Flatinfourth

591 posts

77 months

Wednesday 18th December 2013
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S6PNJ said:
Flatinfourth said:
...a more powerful but much smaller aero battery, and fit the plug in a safe, dry location.
Sad news for the owner who lost their Tuscan! What was the aero battery and which location had you chosen?
Having been there to witness first hand how things were handled, i would say it went far beyond sad, i'm afraid.

The battery is Powervamp's square one, which from memory is a PRV35 i think, in the same location, but installed nicely, fixed well out of harm's way. With the Anderson fly lead and plug tucked away in the dry. These batteries have a huge lifespan,are designed to be left for months out on a frozen airfield, and are so much smaller and safer than a bucket of acid. One of my own cars has covered maybe 2000 miles in the seven, in fact nearly eight years the battery has been fitted.

Delboy1974del

11 posts

54 months

Friday 24th October 2014
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I opened up this thread last night for the first time and had a read
First thing this morning got the car up on the ramp and took the wheel off, removed the battery and although the wires looked all pretty good I thought i'd take the plug off just for a look and this is what I found !!!



I think im lucky like the previous poster whose plug was so badly corroded it just couldn't get a good connection to cause a fire.
I opened up the plug and found the + lead is thick with corrosion / oxidation



Im probably quite lucky to still have my car !!

New plug ordered.

Edited by Delboy1974del on Friday 24th October 23:11

Milky400

1,880 posts

117 months

Friday 24th October 2014
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Mine was worse than that. Luckily I took it to mat smith for a service and the first things he checks before it goes in his workshop is the Anderson. Mine was ready to short out. Think powers place burnt down because of a dodge Anderson. In my eyes it the most important thing to check on a regular basis and if doubt replace as they are so cheap.

Glad you found yours before it told you!!!!!

Delboy1974del

11 posts

54 months

Friday 24th October 2014
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£19.99 from race bolts on ebay

not a lot of money !!

matt-man

2,633 posts

158 months

Monday 8th December 2014
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Hey guys. Ive have thr battery out of the tuscan recently for a winter chassis scrub up and wax and took at look at my Anderson connector.

Didnt look too bad but was cracked from being over tightened and corrosion. I cleaned it up and put it back but have been thinking that I want to replace it, but had no idea this problem exists!

Where do people move them too? Its a stupid place its mounted and mine has no cover over it (are they meant to??)

Want to do this before something nasty happens.


Daggsy

779 posts

191 months

Saturday 31st October 2015
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Allan Howell ........ of Tuscan bonnet conversion fame is doing an Anderson connector 'relocation'.

Allan is a top guy, his advert for bonnet conversion is on TVR Parts.

Have a look and give him a call if you wish.

Tonymg

680 posts

136 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Just got Round to Changing the Plug please Get yours Done NOW!

Tonymg

680 posts

136 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Old One

Tonymg

680 posts

136 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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New One In Plus a Lick of Pant

Tonymg

680 posts

136 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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All Done