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Marcum not charging

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so here i am night before i leave for LOW and my marcum lx5 wont charge. battery says 90% but thought i'd better plug charger in just to check if it works. (i just changed the battery). the old battery slowly stopped holding charge. would charge to 70, 50, 30 then just 0. so changed battery, read 100% right away. Great! usually when it was charging it would flash whatever percent. now when i plug it in it doesnt flash. anyone have this problem after changing battery?? or is it my plug for charger?

since i dont have a way to test this, for a quick fix would a vexilar charger work???

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When mine charges to a 100%, it just display's a 100% with no flashing.

A 100% display means a full charge, not 0%!

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Sure, a Vex charger will work fine. The battery won't know wink

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i realize 100% means 100%. my old battery said 0%. so i bought new one. when first hooked up read 100%. its at 90% now and i thought i'd plug charger in to double check everying. well it didnt flash like it used to. so guess i kinda freaked out. maybe it has to be lower % to start charging??

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I'm pretty sure the numbers should flash when you plug in the charger.

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thats what i thought. guess i'll cross fingers that a vex charger will charge my marcum. if it werent for bad luck i wouldnt have any luck!!

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Are you certain that you are using the right transformer plug? I sometimes get my Camera charger mixed up with the Flasher cord and it fits in the plug perfect, but the numbers won't flash.

Might want to check that just in case.

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yeah, its the right one. just checked. i've never looked but do they just sell the plug/charger?

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I had a charger (ds-100) go bad. It could be that. I called Marcum and they sent me a new one. I don't know what they will do now that NatureVision took over, though.

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I too had one go bad. The battery was charging it just wasn't registering. I called Marcum and they sent a new one out that day.

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that'll be first on the todo list when i get back from LOW monday. love my marcum, wont let this ruin my thoughts about it. i'll post what happens

oh yeah, just to be on the safe side i called my brother to borrow his vexilar so i wasnt without a flasher. man, had to wait until he was done laughing to ask!

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