Changing Leisure Batteries

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  1. Jez and Lin

    Jez and Lin Funster Life Member

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    I have twin Leisure Batteries which are 5 or 6 years old and are no longer holding satisfactory charge.
    The batteries are under the drivers seat and this will need removing to gain access to them. Until I've done that I aren't certain how it is all connected up but we have a roof mounted solar panel and control box behind the drivers seat so the wiring is hidden in conduit from there to the batteries.
    My question is can I just replace old for new as I would for an engine battery or are there precautions I should apply before changing such as fuse removal?
     
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    It's recommended to isolate the solar panel first (,fuse out or disconnect wire)into solar regulator . then just swap batteries ,but I'm sure someone with more knowledge won't be long in coming .
    Hope this helps
     
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    Be sure that are the same kind as the originals, some types need a different charging voltage.
     
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    @Jez and Lin I pulled the fuse by the controller and covered up my solar panel.
    Just a thought, why not bring your new batteries to the York meet as there are a few people going there that know what they are doing, @Techno to name one.:) Just casually mention you need to change the batteries and stand back, job done.(y)
     
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    They are the organisers :LOL:
     
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    I know Andy, i am sure someone would help them out.:)
     
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    Yes of course. They must be pretty small to squeeze two under one seat :Eeek:
    All the more important to get the correct replacements
     
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    Can Gill have your old ones to charge up her broken ankle ? See you in York.
    Phil
     
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