You should regularly check your Go-Pod's leisure battery charge level to ensure that it doesn't drop too low. Any battery allowed to drop below 12.4V will begin to deteriorate quickly and lose some of its original capacity, meaning it will be able to hold less charge, and therefore will power your Go-Pod for shorter periods of time - eventually leading to a replacement being required.
A 'good' leisure battery will give a reading of between 12.6V and 12.7V when fully charged. This is the optimal level and will ensure the longevity of the battery.
When checking the reading of your battery, you should allow it to 'rest' for at least 1 hour - preferably for a period of 24 hours. This means that it should not be on charge, either via mains electricity hookup or via your vehicles tow electrics. If you don't allow the battery to rest for a sufficient amount of time, the voltage reading taken will be inaccurate.
To check the charge level of your Go-Pod's leisure battery, you can:
1. Press the battery icon button with an 'L' inside (to indicate leisure battery) on your Sargent control panel.
Press this once and the LEDs on the right hand side of the control panel will illuminate, showing the current charge level. If the leisure battery has dropped below 9V, the red LED at the bottom will illuminate and an alarm will sound for 1 minute before power is automatically switched off.
This isn't the most accurate way of determining the charge level of your leisure battery, but will do in a pinch and is useful for a quick check when you don't have a multimeter to hand.