Battery keeps going flat!

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  1. neveleven

    neveleven Read Only Funster

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    Hi all.... I relaced the car battery on the Roadstar 786 a week ago. Everything was fine then yesterday morning it was flat again. When the dealer did the replacement he found a place where a fuse should have been near the battery. He put a fuse in and said it MAY have been something to do with the fridge. (Don't know whether that is incidental but thought worth a mention). After I take the van for a run it is fine, untill the morning when it is flat again! huh! I leave the van on leisure all the time and never on the car, unless I'm travelling when both lights are turned off. Sorry if this sounds bit vague but hoping to set off abroad soon so ny thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    flat battery, get a pump.
    Seriously, connect an ammeter and see how much current is being drawn, then find the culprit. A good read of the manual would help.
     
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    i think you answered your own question in your other post re fridge not working. sound like the previous owner had the same problem and removed the fuse to stop the battery going flat.

    sounds to me like the manufacturers are cutting costs by just fitting a fuse instead of a relay to the fridge 12v circuit.
     
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    Yep.

    Is the fridge not a 3 way one.

    Mine autosenses whether mains is present.If not it looks for LPG or 12v.

    While the vehicle is in motion it runs on 12v but as soon as it stops ,
    it switches to lpg (if the supply is turned on) which you never do while travelling.

    The current drawn while on 12volt is quite substantial and will flatten a battery overnight.

    Steve.
     
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