E560 - where is the Mains MCB's

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  1. Joe_MCMLXI

    Joe_MCMLXI Read Only Funster

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    Hi, a nearby neighbour has a Bessacarr E560, i think its approx 9yrs old. Its his first M/h.
    His leisure battery is flat, he has it parked outside, and is on a mains hookup.
    He doesn't have a 'manual' of any kind with it.
    I have found an electrical drawing on line, but would like to know where the 240V 'consumer' unit and possible MCB's are?
    I have found the Charger and leisure battery under the passenger side seat in the habitation area, and its stone cold, suggesting its not working or powered?

    any ideas where i can look??

    If the mains IS on, should there be an indicator on his panel over the door entrance? Or a LED on the Charger itself?

    ( ps, i'm only familiar with my Autocruise ( 2004), so this all seems very different to me.

    many thanks in advance,

    joe
     
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    not familiar with that van.. Joe, but normally the consumer unit is close to the EHU inlet socket.. have you looked behind, inside a wardrobe or locker ?
     
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    Hi, on my Bessacarr 765 the mains unit is under the seat very close to the mains input. I suggest you try to follow the cable from the input to see where it goes. (mine is orange so easy to see). When you have found the unit, check it is switched on (mine has a separate switch for the battery charge system) and all the fuses are in the on position. Hope this helps.
     
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    We have an E560, the mains consumer unit is in the wardrobe and the battery charger is under the nearside bench seat. If the mains is on, the control panel, above the door, should show a 'lighting' symbol. The battery charger has a power light on it when switched on and supplied.
     
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    Got a 2007 E560 myself , as per @WillH has said , the 240v consumer unit is in the bottom of the wardrobe that is in between the sink and the bathroom.
    There is a fuse panel behind the drivers seat, and one below the bonnet ,but i am sure the latter one is for the Cab.
    Also to turn on the main control panel above the door entrance , press the power button on the control panel ( at the bottom below the LCD screen ) the press the "Tick" that is beside it TWICE and that will show you the state of charge and voltage of both the batteries.
    Press the "TICK" a third time and it will take you to the amount of amps going out of or into the Habitation battery.
    Also make sure that the light is not on the cab symbol on the bottom left below the LCD screen as when it is lit that means that it is charging the CAB Battery, while unticked/unlit means that the charge will be going to the Habitation battery.

    also here is some form of manual showing the wiring

    http://assets.swiftgroup.co.uk/uplo...008 MH Tech Books/2008 E500 Tech Handbook.pdf
     
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    We've got a Swift Bolero which is almost exactly the same. Make sure all the breakers are switched on on the consumer unit (bottom of wardrobe as already mentioned). One of them controls the battery charger - I found out by accidentally knocking one off when loading (i.e. chucking) stuff into the bottom of the wardrobe.

    If he's on hookup, everything in the habitation area should work, even if the battery is flat . If nothing works the charger itself is likely to be at fault - it supplies all the 12v power even if the leisure battery is dead or not connected.

    If the battery has been flat for a while it may well be dead - they don't like being left flat.
     
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    Thank you all for taking time to help..... I shall be going to look tomorrow, armed with all this extra info and I'm sure we'll find the problem.... many thanks again

    cheers

    Joe
     
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    NP Joe hope you get it all sorted
     
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    Hi all, well a quick walk round to the neighbours, this afternoon. The Consumer unit was quickly found, as you told me, all trips present and 'Up'.... but, the Red switch for the battery charger was off!
    Switched it on, all lit up. 'Lightening' symbol appeared on the control panel over the door... were in business.

    A few presses of the 'Tick' button and now we can see a healthy few amps going into the leisure battery instead of 0.2A going out

    Many thanks to all those who took time to read the post and give me the answer.... a great result.
     
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    np glad you got it sorted :)
     
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