battery charging

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  1. thebafmanbigtime

    thebafmanbigtime Read Only Funster

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    hi I have a 1999 fiat ducato motorhome 5 berth
    replace my engine battery today I was alway told the engine and leisure batteries get charged when the 240v is plugged in .is this true as ive just tested the leisure battery its at 13.4 v so its charging and the new engine battery is 12.7 v
    do I have a fault or is it only the leisure battery that gets charged when plugged in



    thanks for any help
    neil
     
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    Hi Neil and :welcome:

    Your battery voltages appear to be about right and fully charged.

    When on hook-up your on board charger should charge all batteries although you may have to switch between the leisure batteries and the starter battery unless you have a battery manager installed.
     
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    depends how your van has been wired.

    some do charge the engine battery when on hookup...some dont

    some do it automatically...some dont.

    if you let us know the actual van make/model rather than the base vehicle make it will help to get the correct answer from other owners of the same van.
     
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    battery charger

    hi thanks for the help ill update the motorhome details tomorrow ill check the logbook

    on the motor I havent seen anything like a battery manager system its all quite basic on board it only has the small Black box which I think is the charger its self
    its got a digital onboard pannel for putting different things on lights.pumps etc and check the leisure battery


    ill update tomorrow cheers guys
    neil
     
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