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  1. MrJinks

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    Following on from another thread about the charging of batteries.....

    Since purchasing my motorhome in December I have had it connected to a EHU (I have a CL site) so that I can keep an oil filled electric heater running inside to keep out damp.

    I imagined it was just the same as being hooked up on a site. Am I doing anything wrong that could damage my leisure batteries or charger ????
     
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    Sorry , cant help with your question , no idea :blonde2: but im sure someone will. Cant ask Ralph as hes over in Hull at the mo.
    But id just like to say what a lovely B+B you have.
    The CL site looks great too.
    Bev
     
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    I'm sorry I cant answer your question, but I will bear you in mind when we come down to sail at Portland in July in a National Competition. Your B&B looks lovely and will also pass this on to people that will be looking for accomodation.
     
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    That soon settled that then :Rofl1:


    :thanks2: :thanks2: :thanks2: Peter
     
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    depends on your onboard charger.....a regular one may overcharge the battery and cause electrolyte loss....dry plates....if left on for any length of time.

    a multi stage smart charger will be fine.
     
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    Hi

    How far are you away from Portland? I ask because we are sailing this weekend and if I mention your B&B folk are bound to ask how far from the Sailing Academy you are.

    Many thanks

    Dale King
     
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    I have my van connected to the mains whenever we are at home. During the colder months I have an oilfilled radiator, set quite low, permanently connected to keep the chill off and avoid damp.

    The battery charger is normally switched off, about once a fortnight I switch the charger on for 24 kours to charge the Leisure battery and the following evening I switch over to charge the cab battery. This way ensures that both batteries are ready to go when I am.

    Phil.
     
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    No - its a good idea to have some background heat.
     
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    Hi Dale,

    Thanks for your interest.
    We are about 15 miles from Osprey Quay. Takes about 30 mins through Weymouth or can go the back way through Portesham/Chickerell. About the same distance and also 30 mins but much quicker when the traffic is bad into Weymouth. (very often).

    regards
    Garry
     
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