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Old 11-19-2019, 03:59 PM   #1
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Cool remote control

Good afternoon all rver's . My question today is; my remote control for my 2017 sprtinter fifthwheel is not charging to full capacity. This is used for the slides, outside lights, and leveling.
It chargers to about 2 bars and the longer i keep it chargin it, it goes down to 1 bar.
Any idea why this dose that?
I purchsed a new cable and that didn't help.
Any advice would be much apprechated
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:22 PM   #2
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What type cable does it take? I'm guessing the cable is similar to one used to charge a cell phone?

Have you tried any other device in that outlet or tried charging the remote with a different charger?
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:40 PM   #3
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I haven't run across one of the "rechargeable remotes" yet, but it's my understanding that the battery is "much like its cellphone counterparts" in that after a while, the battery loses its ability to accept a charge, retain it and discharge it properly. In other words, the batteries in the rechargeable remotes have been known to be defective or to fail after a period of time.

Is your remote battery replaceable?
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:25 PM   #4
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The cable is MINI usb cable. I tried 3 different usb chargers. All do the same thing.
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:27 PM   #5
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wow, thanks
It's only 2 years old and been charghed once.
Very interesting
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Old 11-19-2019, 05:33 PM   #6
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I'd separate the cover and Google the battery number. Sometimes remotes are screwed together with tink phillip head crews which may be covered with a decal. Sometimes they "pop" apart with the help of a device that looks like a guitar pick with the corners filed down. Good luck.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:36 PM   #7
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wow, thanks
It's only 2 years old and been charghed once.
Very interesting
Randallf

That may be the "issue" If it is 2 years old, only charged once, possibly stored "uncharged through the winter" the battery may be damaged and no longer able to hold a charge …. That's speculation, not any "positively the reason" type of "best guess".....

I had to replace the battery in my Garmin GPS on the snowmobile a couple years after I bought it. I stored it outside a few nights and left the GPS turned on one of those nights. It never would charge again after that "brain flatulance"...
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Old 11-20-2019, 05:28 PM   #8
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I want to thank all who answered my post.
I called lippert and the answer i got was you have to use the charger that came with the remote.
They sell it for $40.00
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