Battery charger

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  1. Rayb182

    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

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    On our Kontiki 645, the Nodel Letronica 143-02 has packed up, I've tried all the fuses, they're all ok. I know it is the charger as it stinks of burnt insulation, now I've gone round sites on the internet and the cheapest I can find is £130 http://www.caravantechnology.com//NE143P-15A-Leisure-Battery-Charger-P4.aspx, or £125 on ebay but a used one.
    do anyone knows where I can either a new one for cheaper or is it possible to get it repaired and if so where. many thanks.
     
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    Hi Ray..

    That's not a bad price for a 15A four stage charger.. it's not worth getting it repaired, probably cost more.. as a matter of interest, what capacity is your battery(s) .. in AH ?

    If you have more than 150ah you should consider a bigger charger.. rule of thumb, divide battery size, ampere hours by 10 .. = minimum rating of charger in Amps

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    I was wondering why it has burnt out, I just noticed it doesn't have a cooling fan ... is the space where it is mounted vented .. if so are the vents clear, can you think of any reason why it should overheat, have you increased the battery size ?
     
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    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

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    Hi Jim
    I got 2x110 ah batteries, its got plenty of space were it was sited to allow air flow, I put it down to wear and tear and age, nearly six years old, and we lived in it full time for three and a half years running both on KIPOR and ehu. Phoned Johnscross and they are sending out a replacement, a Sergeat charger its a replacement for Nordel as they seem to have problems with Nordel. Plus 5pc discount from Johncross, (thanks Peter)
     
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    Ok..

    but with 220 ah battery bank a 25Amp charger would be advisable.. this may be the reason the old one burned out..
     
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