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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Avia11, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Avia11

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    hi guys

    So I leave the 458 plugged in all the time. For the last 2 mornings instead of the green light I get a red light. Please see attached. What does that mean? Thanks
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  2. tickerhound

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    Mine does that too, I believe the tender has some type cycling algorithm.
     
  3. tomc

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    My Cali would do the same when I first got it with the OEM tender. A few odd error messaged popped up on the TFT.
    Or, if it was green and I used the fob to open doors/boot, it'd go back to red.
    I then got a new battery and a CTEK 7002 tender. Knock on wood, no issues since.
    So, maybe your battery and/or tender may be starting to act their age?!?
    T
     
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  4. Avia11

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    Tom -- its a brand new battery. I bought the CTEK tender, just waiting for the 458 adapter to come in. It should be easy right, plug and play?
     
  5. tomc

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    It should. Odd.
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  6. docf

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    Red usually indicates reverse polarity in connecting. How did you connect to the cars battery? Did you use the factory connection below the dash or did you connect directly to the battery. If you used the factory connection did you or someone unhook it ,, then replace it where you could have crossed leads.
     
  7. Avia11

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    Its connected under the dash. In the morning I unplug it and then when I come back in the evening I just plug it back under the dash. This morning it was green.
     
  8. Lovedriving

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    Mine does the same. Looks like it charges in cycle.


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  9. Melvok

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  10. docf

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    Personally have never had red/orange on either the factory ,nor the 7200 unit.@ turn on or charge. The new 7200 unit will show red/orange constantly on the Modality of charge you chose eg snowfake mode. then as your unit progresses up the chain of charge that degree of charge will be red/orange then shut off to have the next state of charge lite up & so forth. Finally the on off light (remains green, final main. state remains green). If the red comes on(on off light) goes on, check that unit is plugged to wall, check your breaker, (occassionally electric may have gone off) and the car fully. I had 1 occassion last yr. @ a storm went out to check unit & every thing was red Remembered elect. went out for brief moment. Unplugged, then replugged & all was well, The green( indicated unit is on) came on etc.Should be an audible click when you insert the male end into the female end. Check that your wire is not crimped in the door or fractured. Remember there is only a small space at the lower PPt of the door where the wire should go and with the door closed it should move freely sideways,& to and fro. Pay attention as to sequence of hookup and unhooking your unit from the car. If the On Off light is Red something is wrong.
     
  11. Melvok

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    I never ever had that … red= warning imo :)

    What did you find out about your red light ? What solution did you make or do Avia11 ?

    Sharing these things / info will help other members here when it will happen to them (and it will one day )
     
  12. Avia11

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    Hi guys, Melvok you make a great point. We should share this info. I talked to Ferrari service centers that I usually take my cars too.

    On the factory charger there is a cycle that detects the charge and turns it off when the green light goes off, and they say it’s a “yellow” light but to me it looks a little red. Anyway they say that’s how it’s supposed to work. There are no concerns.

    The CTEK charger is more special but it’s light display progresses through the changes a little differently. I’m still waiting on the adapter so idk yet. I’ll keep y’all posted once I get it set up.

    Is this what other people understand as well? Thanks!
     
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    PERFECT Avia11 (what's your name buddy …. )
     
  14. KappaJack

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    FWIW, Your Ferrari battery charger is different than mine and different than the one photographed with the other brand chargers. My OEM Genuine Ferrari battery charger looks exactly like the one photographed with the other chargers. I would expect it to work, but I am unfamiliar with the LED lights on yours.
     
  15. Jason B

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    See pic. Mine has 4 lights on right now that are orange. They will turn to green when it’s done I assume?
     

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  16. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Red means trouble. Tender isn’t maintaining the battery for whatever reason.

    Orange means it’s charging/cycling.

    Green is all good: battery has reached its operating charge level.

    Orange and green is normal operation. Red means trouble.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  17. Jason B

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  18. Extreme1

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    I have all my toys on battery tenders. They will go to red if it’s really cold


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  19. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Jason,

    Your tender is newer than mine. I have the previous generation of tenders. It does appear to be fully operational though.

    It’s OK to have an orange light, provided it eventually turns green. Like I said, unless it’s red, you’re OK, everything is working as it is supposed to.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
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