590rs Electric Hook Up Issue

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  1. HSE

    HSE Read Only Funster

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    HI
    I have two issues/ questions on 240v electrical hook up

    Verhicle Battery appears to loose charge when connected?
    Lights do not work unless leisure battery is selected?

    Any help would be much appreciated
    Thanks
    Heather
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Heather
    Firstly how old is your Sundance as the earlier models didnt have a charging facility from hookup! In this case i would get your dealer to put a test on the battery to see what amps are being pulled from it and this should determine if the battery is ok or not!!
    Your lights should work when either vehicle or leisure battery are selected, if they only work on the leisure side then we would start by looking at the fuses to the vehicle battery.
    YOu are more than welcome to contact uur workshops on 01580 881288 / www.johnscross.co.uk.

    Good luck

    Glenn Harris
     
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    not certain why you think the hook up is discharging the vehicle battery, as it is not connected to the leisure side other than through the source selection switch

    The lights will only work when you select the leisure battery. all that you are doing is supplying a battery charger in effect to the leisure battery but it remains the source of power to the lights, pump etc

    to charge the van battery when on hook up you need to select it at the control panel. As I recall on those vans its a 3 position switch leisure battery/off/van battery

    if you are still having issues after this, I would suggest that you need to talk to your supplying dealer or an auto electrician to figure out whats not working correctly
     
  4. HSE

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    Hi
    Its a 2005 Swift 590Rs - used to get 12 volt power when selected central position ie not vehicle or leisure battery. But don't now - when hooked up and vehicle battery is selected it drains within 2 days where as if not connected to 240 volt does not drain for weeks ?
    I've changed all the fuses but still no success
    Thanks
    Heather
     
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    When the hook up is connected is there any power on the 230 volt sockets on the van?
     
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    May be a daft question ? how old is the vehicle battery, that might be the problem not that i am an expert but most of my vehicle batterys in the past seem to last about 4/5 yrs then they stop holding a charge because one or more cells have died.
     
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    sounds like battery charger has an internal short circuit on the output side (12v) allowing battery voltage to return to the charger and subsequently to earth
     
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    thanks all - yes 240 V connector gives us power through sockets -

    I have now changed charger and still have the same issues

    Short circuit seems like a possibility any ideas where i could find it pappajohn?
     
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