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    Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    My battery tender used to work just fine: Nice blinking red LED before I plugged it into the Powerlet socket that I wired on my Versys, blinking green after plugging it in (charging) and steady green after a while (charged).

    Now when I plug the Tender in, it blinks the red and green LED alternately (red-green-red-green etc.). I can't find that blinking code anywhere in Tender instructions or manual online.

    Does anyone know what it means?


    ps. The Powerlet socket provides power just fine, so that seems to work just fine. Can I have reversed polarity by connecting the spade connectors of the socket the wrong way around, would that matter?
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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    Found on page 7 here:


    "ALTERNATING RED & GREEN LIGHTS FLASHING (PLUS) or SINGLE
    LIGHT ORANGE (JUNIOR) – This is abnormal and most likely indicates
    either that the battery is sulfated or that there is a poor electrical
    connection between the charger DC output and the battery posts. For the
    BT Plus models it may indicate a reverse polarity connection on the DC
    output cables (the battery is hooked up backwards)."

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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    Quote Originally Posted by pretbek View Post
    Now when I plug the Tender in, it blinks the red and green LED alternately (red-green-red-green etc.).

    Does anyone know what it means?
    It's Christmas?

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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    Moderators to the rescue!!!!

    Byron, you are a more adept searcher than I am, obviously. Thank you.

    Mark, you are so helpful. Thank you.

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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blrfl View Post
    It's Christmas?

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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    We aim to please.

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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    Quote Originally Posted by pretbek View Post
    ps. The Powerlet socket provides power just fine, so that seems to work just fine. Can I have reversed polarity by connecting the spade connectors of the socket the wrong way around, would that matter?
    yes and yes.
    center should be positive
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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    Always glad to be of service, Dennis.

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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    it means that you are in stop and go traffic
    Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright
    until you hear them speak.

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    Re: Battery Tender blinking red-green-red-green...?

    Just for giggles, check the fuse that is near the pigtail. As I recall, it's a 2.5 A fuse. If it blows, I know the LED will just blink. Don't know if both LEDs will blink.

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