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Can you overcharging (boil dry) a Waeco RAPS 36 battery pack

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Can you overcharging (boil dry) a Waeco RAPS 36 battery pack as I have charge mine and not getting any power from the 12 volt outlets (fuses are ok)
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Its possible but unlikely with the right type of charger.
Can you tell me the make and model of the charger you used please?

Also, how old is the battery pack?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Charger used is an Arlec 4 amp rms, battery pack would be less than two years old and would have been charged 5-6 times with this charger except last time I charged it I forgot about it and it was on charge for approx 24 hours
Hi Ian

I think this may be bad news, sorry.

With this type of battery it is important that the charger stops charging when it is fully charged, otherwise damage will occur.

In the handbook ( Please see here, if you don't have a copy), in section 5, it says

"An automatic cutout charger must be used, otherwise irreparable damage will occur and your warranty voided"

If your charger doesn't do this, then this may be the problem, especially if it was left on for some considerable time.

I would suggest you just check that the charger is in fact charger by using a meter on it.

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