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Old 03-19-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Clicking noise

Last fall i pulled my house batteries taped up the leads as i was told because of solar panels, went up front and pulled out chasis battery as i was walking away to put battery in truck i could hear a clicking noise, how can it make a cllicking noise with no power. Thanks Bob
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:29 PM   #2
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If you have solar, there was probably some voltage generated by the panels.
Could be a relay closing, but not enough power to keep it closed, so it cycles.

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Sounds logical. Thanks
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Old 03-19-2016, 10:06 PM   #4
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Just curious, why did you pull your batteries? We have a solar panel on our coach and never remove batteries unless we need to replace them.

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I had a similar experience as OP. I removed my house batteries, leaving the coach battery in, for a repair on the battery rack. After the batteries were removed I kept hearing a relay clicking a few times a minute. It was coming from the battery control center box next to my inverter. I had already thrown the battery disconnect for both coach and house. I went ahead and threw the inverter/converter physical disconnect switch (which breaks that circuit) and then it stopped. It makes sense, but I bet on most coaches (like mine) the circuit that contains the inverter, BCC and batteries are not separated by the battery disconnect switches, the battery disconnect switches just separate this circuit from the other load components (if I said that in a way that makes any sense).

So back to the OPs situation, I guess +1 for dpinvidic's point about the solar panel
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Lvj58 I live in snow country which would render the panels unless also I froze two batteries as I didn't remove them soon enough. I have it stored in a lot where there is no shore power. Thanks Bob
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I think the solar panels were the source this is why I was told to tape the battery cables as there would be a trickle charge coming thru. Thanks for your info
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Lvj58 I live in snow country which would render the panels unless also I froze two batteries as I didn't remove them soon enough. I have it stored in a lot where there is no shore power. Thanks Bob

Oh, OK understood, glad we live in the desert area.

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If there are any fuses like this ( auto-resetting fuse ) near where you're hearing the sound coming from - you may have a fuse that's constantly resetting. I happened to hear a constant clicking coming from the external wiring compartment - and discovered that one of the resettable fuses like that pictured at the link was resetting constantly.
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