Battery Charging

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Neville, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Neville

    Neville Funster

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    Hi Jim
    We are off to Portugal next week and being our first trip since owning a motorhome we were needing some help and advice.

    Their are two batteries in the van one for the normal running of the vehicle and one leisure battery which is for the remainder of the van. What we need to know is how will the battery maintain its charge, and how will it get charged, we have a solar panel,

    If we stop overnight at a Aires how long would that battery last. Any help and advise would be gratefully received.

    Neville
     
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    I received the above as a private message. Thought I'd post it on the forum for Neville.
     
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    Hi Neville

    I assume your habitation battery charges as you drive, how long it lasts after that depends on the size and condition of the battery and what you are taking out of it, I believe blown air heating kills batteries but hopefully it will be warm enough to not need heating, if you don't watch TV either the battery should last a few evenings and then there is what the solar panel puts in so I would not worry too much.

    Martin
     
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    Hi Martin,

    I understand a little more how it works. So whilst driving it will charge the habitation battery and the solar helps to top up.
    When on hook up that replaces the use of your battery and you run on electric.

    Thanks Martin that's put my mind at rest.
    Neville
     
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