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  1. Zigisla

    Zigisla Funster

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    Checking though the Plethora of hand books and guides for out new MH, I came across one small slip of paper with D+ and the location of this on my charger.
    First of all what is D+ and secondly do I need this info to hand and if so for what please.

    Michael
     
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    "D+" is generally used to denote the engine running signal derived from the alternator of your vehicle. I don't see any need for this information unless you want to add electrical items that require an engine running signal.

    D.
     
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    Orrrr...
    If its a Brit van it might have been switched at sometime in the past to allow 12v systems in the back of the van to be used with the engine running...
     
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    the signal can be used to lower an automatic satellite dish
     
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    and retract an electric step automatically when the engine is started
     
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    Originally it meant 'Dynamo positive' but now almost everything uses alternators yet the symbol has the same meaning.
     
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    Or make an annoying beep if you leave your manual step down.
    Or tell your AES fridge to run on 12v.
     
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    Thanks guys. I wish I had an auto step as I have been trying to set up dashboard settings, Sat Nav, Stereo and the like and every time I switch the ignition on I get that damed screechin - step out. I will keep the info in the pack, just incase I need to retro fit any such things that need 12V ignition. The EBL 119 booklet mentions this as well, so I don't know why I have a separate slip of paper. Too efficient Germans me thinks.xroll:
     

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