Blue box thing?

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  1. wizzer59

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    Found a blue box in my hymer, to the right of the drivers side footwell, says; Schaudt OVP 01, whassat then???
     
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    old butty box?
     
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    Photo?


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    Nah JJ, photos are usually flat and have pictures on one side.......:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Surge protector for leisure battery. Impressed? Don't be. I just googled it.
     
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    Hi Wizzer59. :)

    OVP = Over Voltage Protection, and as Mandymops sussed out, it's the Shaudt (optional) surge protector for your Elektroblok. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    Thanks guys I'm guessing thats a good thing to have then yes?:)
     
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    Yes they cost about £80. Useful.
     
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    Oh yes, most definitely. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    And why do hymers need this? I've not noticed it on any other motorhome:whistle:
     
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    Ok thanks guys another silly one, why do hymers need this? I've not noticed it on any other motorhomes:whistle:
     
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    Also I noticed in the little cuboard that houses the elektroblock, I have a separate fuse that says: 8A FUSED FEED FROM SOLAR PANEL REGULATER. does this mean I already have a reg somewhere and if I have where is it?
     
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    Oops sorry for double post:whistle:
     
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    You can find details of the OVP 01 and other Schaudt stuff here.
     
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    Hi Tim,

    It was a power surge protector that Leo was particularly proud of! Can't remember there being a solar panel on it when we looked at it though.
     
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    Hi Geraldine
    Thanks for that, well it has had one at some time as there are brackets on the roof and the Arran owner didn't put them on so a little more detective work needed to see if there is a reg I guess, thing is I've ordered a flexy panel so I don't need them:doh:
     
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    Cliff says why don't you send the flexi one back and replace it for a solid one - chances are if the brackets are there you will also have the existing wiring etc already routed down through the roof and into the van. Most companies have returns policies where you can change items if you think you have ordered the wrong thing.
     
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    Just in case you have any trouble with your elrctoblock, the best people to use are in Abergele so we have been told.
     
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    No I wanted a flexy one, whoever fitted the brackets have screwed them down as well:doh: so I'm going to take them off make sure the holes are well sealed and glue the new one over the top of the holes (but not until I know it all works ok(y)) so everything should be hunky dory:coolest:
     
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    Tim,

    Hymers don't particulary need it, however, any MH fitted with an EBL (Elektroblok) can have one fitted as an option. I feel that if Schaudt felt it necesssarry, then they should fit it as standard.

    BTW, whoever fitted the original solar panel to our MH, didn't go through the specific solar input of the EBL...............unfortunately, as it would have charged the starter battery as well as the leisure batteries, however, I have managed to overcome that installer's omission. (y)

    Here's a link worth bookmarking, for owners of EBL charging and distribution systems.
    http://www.aandncaravanservices.co.uk/battery-charging-faults.php

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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