Battery Life

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  1. roger buckley

    roger buckley Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Any steer on when to replace batteries,on a 2007 Hymer C Class ?
    Brownhills won't cover thi s as part of the annual service, and approaching 5 years old ,I am not wanting to go abroad next summer with a battery that does not hold a charge. The van is on full time link to the electricity at home ,and I noticed that when I disconnected over the xmas period,that the red warning light came on the power display ,and nothing worked until I hooked up again.

    Any advice gratefully received

    Roger
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    5 years isnt bad for a leisure battery, but i would consider changing it as soon as.

    last thing you need is a dead battery when you need it most.

    unless you have a 'smart' charger (multi-stage) you shouldn't leave it connected indefinitely
     
  3. Phill D

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    With my little knowledge..... batteries tend to establish a patern of their discharge and loading. so if it is not allowed to discharge ( dont mean flat ) or be put underload regulary it will affect the period it is able to handle a load.:Cool:
    so constant charge will affect its performance.:Eeek:

    having said that 5 years is good.. even the best batteries only give 5 years.:thumb:
     
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    Id replaced the one 85amp battery I had, when I bought my 3yr old motorhome. This was more to do with the fact that I wanted to upgrade to a 110amp one and actually add a second 110amp battery. Id have thought that 5years is a lifespan of a battery, but appreciate this depends on a number of factors. If yours is not holding charge then I would have thought time for a change to a new 110amp.













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