I had a rather frightening episode in the Twizy this evening where I put the headlights on whilst driving (as it was getting dark) and the car cut out completely. The display screen went dead and there was no drive from the car. Once I rolled to a stop, I tried restarting the car and the display screen was dead - nothing.
Fortunately, I had a friend come out to help and after disconnecting and reconnecting the 12v battery things were OK again.
The 12v battery is a few months old and is kept on a ctek battery conditioner, I have a battery indicator on the 12v which showed that it was at full charge. I am running the later bluetooth version of the PowerBox.
Just wondered if this has happened to anyone before or if anyone had any ideas on what might have caused this? Is there some kind of fuse that was tripped? Any thoughts much appreciated. I’m pretty confident that the battery was securely connected and am thinking a loose connection is less likely given that the power cut out exactly at the point I turned my lights on.
Also, when I broke down as I was on a hill I had to put the handbrake on - unfortunately I was then stuck with the handbrake on and unable to push the car due my being unable to take off the handbrake with no power to the car. I hear there is a method of taking off the handbrake without power - but understand this is a theft/security issue - if anyone could message me with the process to release the handbrake without 12v power it would be great to know should this ever happen again.