CTEK charger

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  1. Antony bleasdale

    Antony bleasdale Funster

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    i have just ordered a ctek 7000 smart charger which I am hoping to site permanently in our motorhome and connect to the 240v wiring. I am hoping that I can then hook up to the mains and keep the batteries at there best over the winter period when not used as much
    Just checked it over today, 1st time in six weeks and Sargent controller showing o volts on two 110a leisure batteries
    Does it sound feasible what I am trying to do? Connected to mains today and I am not convinced the e325 unit is charging the batteries, hence purchasing the ctek unit which I am led to believe will look after the batteries better
     
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    The ctec chargers are very good but be careful where you locate unit as they get very hot while charging
     
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    Was going to mount it in the overhead locker next to the existing charger
    Going this route so I don't have to mess about taking batteries off and messing with leads apart from hook up lead. I presume if I turn off the existing charger whilst the ctek is running there shouldn't be any issues
    We mainly are wild camping and get the gist that batteries last longer if looked after
     
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    The CTEK is a great unit (I have more than one 25Amp charger from them and a couple of B2B units too) but if you keep your motorhome on hookup why isn't the Sargent unit charging the batteries? As its an EC325 it must be a reasonable young motorhome, is the charger switched on? Are all the fuses ok? I'd be looking to see why the existing charger isn't working before I lash out on new unit.

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    I have a CTEK MXS 25 hard wired into MH and when (not very often) we go onto EHU, it smart charges 3 x 110amp batteries with ease. I think you should have no problem, but as I'm not clued up on Sargent controller system just make sure on board charger is off.
     
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    All. The fuses are fine, the charger is switched on and illuminated. I only connected the hook up yesterday, as I was under the impression that it's not good practice to leev the hook up on all the time. The Sargent charger hasn't put any charge into the batteries as yet which made me feel it was possibly faulty
    I do hav a guy coming to test it tomorrow . It is probably a warranty issue as I only bought her in August. But won't be surprised if the dealer tries to wriggle out of it
     
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    Well our MH is in the garage and has for the past 4 years when not in use been on charge (CTEK MXS 25) and so far so good. I do every 5/7 days switch off charger and use batteries for 24 hours and then back on charge. Works for me.
     
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