Any help in finding my battery

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  1. Kensmith314

    Kensmith314 Read Only Funster

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    I am about to buy a good tyre inflator - a Ring RAC 900.
    It doesn't connect to the cigarette lilghter socket, though - it clips on to the battery terminals.
    I nipped down to the storage facility to make sure the connections would be easy.
    However, firstly, the battery isn't where I thought it would be and secondly, I wonder if I actually need it.
    My van is a Knaus Sky Ti on a Fiat 130 chassis, a 2013 model.
    Inside the bonnet is a plastic cover which says Fuse Relay.
    To one side is a plastic lift-up flap.
    Under here is a metal tag with a big + sign on it.
    Am I right in thinking I could attach a crocodile clip to this and the other one to any bit of the chassis to act as the earth.
    Or, am I just making daft assumptions.
    And, where is the battery?
    I will be very grateful for any help, please.
     
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    The battery is usually under the passenger seat and the terminal you have found is used to piggy back another battery if yours goes flat. :)

    Could you use your tyre inflator from the leisure battery? Usually easier to get at. :)
     
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    I can't be specific but a lot of motorhomes have the batteries under the front seats. Ours are.


    Damn Puddleduck beat me to it!


    Wyn
     
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    Under bonnet post is a jump start (jumper leads) post and can be used to connect compressor or anything else needing 12v.

    Your battery may be under the drivers seat.
     
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    Kensmith314 Read Only Funster

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    Thanks for these replies.
    Is that terminal with the + sign live, please, and can I use it.
    And, I haven't got a clue where the leisure battery is, yet.
    I'm going to have to start looking.
     
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    Kensmith314 Read Only Funster

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    Thanks, pappajohn, our replies crossed.
    I will go ahead and buy the compressor now.
     
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    Yes to the terminal with the +ve sign

    If you have a garage the leisure batter may be in a well under the floor in there or in a cupboard under the fuses / controller etc. You need to have a good look and find it :)
     
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    Mine is under the passenger carpet just in front of the seat
     
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    I have this model and it is superb.. good choice.. (y)
     
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    In my skt ti, the vehicle battery is under the cover between the two seats , ie where your feet are. The hab battery is under the passenger seat. I have RHD.
     
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    Thanks, everyone, I'll be fine now.
    I really appreciate the help.
     
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