Battery to battery chargers

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  1. Nirvanauk

    Nirvanauk Funster

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    Morning, I know that this has been done many times before but a search brings nothing up.
    Went to pick up the van yesterday and the battery was as dead as a dodo so had to do a jump start. Now, I have 2 X 110 a/h batteries and a big solar panel.

    The question is would a b2b charger charge the van battery from the leisure batteries? The ones I looked at seemed to charge the leisure batteries from the van battery. i.e the other way round to what I want.

    If I can do this what is the one to go for and how easy are they to fit?

    Many thanks.
     
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    See this thread here.
     
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  3. Wissel

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    The CTEK D250S Dual combined with the CTEK Smartpass will charge your leisure batteries when driving at a rate of up to 100Ah per hour, will replace your solar charger so you have no conflict between a BtoB and solar charger and will then charge your van battery from the solar panel as well.

    Also, if you are on hookup and have a 240v charger the van battery will be charged as well (using the above set-up).

    It's not the cheapest solution but is the best solution I could find when I was looking for charging my own van (It's what I have).

    I did a little video on how it works here if your interested:
    http://myselfbuildcamper.co.uk/ctek-d250s-dual-smartpass-review-video/

    ...and wrote about it here when I was doing my research:
    http://myselfbuildcamper.co.uk/new-12v-electrics-total-charging-solution/
     
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  4. dogman

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    Great video, lots of information in there for those contemplating such an installation, thanks for taking the time.
    Cal
     
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