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I suggest you query the following parties:

https://www.microprecision.com/equipment/ROBOTOOLZ-CALIBRATION.html

https://triginstruments.co.nz/web

The bottom link is to a New Zealand company. The top link certainly offers repair.

Vector Camping,... | Answered on Apr 26, 2019


Vector is a "Smart" charger. And won't charge a completely "dead" battery when old "not-smart" chargers would. How old is the battery?
You could take the battery somewhere and have it checked as to whether it's "good" or not before you blame the charger.

Vector Camping,... | Answered on Apr 26, 2019


You can purchase one from Black and Decker, Vector was purchased from them in 2006, here is the link;
http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/servicenet_home.aspx?r=No%20%Results

Vector Power On... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019


By now the warranty is expired

Vector Vec143... | Answered on Feb 25, 2019


Fixya does not sell battery chargers

Vector Camping,... | Answered on Feb 20, 2019


Either the charger is bad or most probable is the battery is bad.

Vector Camping,... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019


Just a guess here. Sounds like the battery might have been left uncharged for a while and could need to be replaced. Lead acid batteries need to be kept fully charged as much as possible to prevent them failing (the chemistry begins to change quite quickly and irreversibly if the voltage gets too low, and they will then not recharge).
Top-up charge every couple of months if not being used to prevent self discharge from causing this. Always recharge promptly after use.
If you have a voltmeter, check the battery voltage, should be above about 12.4 v to prevent deterioration. Voltage should only drop slightly when light is switched on if the battery is good. Charger might be self protecting if battery is faulty.
These batteries are reasonably priced and very common, be careful to connect the right way round if you are replacing or you can destroy the electronics!
You might be able to connect a new battery (observe polarity!) to test it works before you buy. Check that the batt voltage rises slightly when the charger is connected to make sure the problem is not caused by a charging fault.

Vector Power On... | Answered on Jan 18, 2019

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