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    rickyd Read Only Funster

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    Recently bought a Bessacarr e460 but due to weather have not been able to use it yet. I have left it hooked up with the ehu and a small electric heater on just to keep the chill off. Will this damage the battery. Is it ok to leave ehu on all the time during the cold spell?
     
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    I leave mine hooked up all the time,, once the battery`s are charged, It is like an ordinary charger and slows the input charge down to next to nothing.

    The best and safest heater`s are the small "Delongi" oil filled type. :thumb:

    I am usually wrong,,, so expect some one else will contradict what I have said. :Wink::BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks. I am also using a small oil heater. My main conern was whether it was ok leaving it hooked up all the time, but seeing as you do it all the time with i am asuming no adverse effects, then I will carry onduring the cold weather.
     
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    Have done the same for years and have not had any problems.

    Dave .:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I did the same last year when it was rather cold.. plugged it in to the mains with the adapter and had a small halogen heater on inside just to keep off the chill and dropped all the water fresh and waste out of it...Well we were selling it and i didn't want any probs with it
     
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    must get some new glasses I thought this would be about Rod Hull:Rofl1:
     
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    Same here. :Smile:


    John
     
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    Just to be awkward - why an oil filled heater?

    I use a simple convection panel heater, these are lighter than an oil filled heater and respond much more quickly.

    Mine has a solid element (like an immersion heater) so is also very robust.
     
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    I use a convector heater as well, just plugged it in after a trip away. A tip is to change the charge over to the chassis battery for 24 hrs once a week, that way she will always start when you turn the key.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    Or get a battery master fitted,that way both batteries will always be charged:Rofl1:
     
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    Or just connect the two, for the same result but a lot less money!
     
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    However, if you are off EHU for a while, you WILL run down your Engine battery unless you run your engine for a while every day:Eeek:
     
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    convectors need to be on constantly whereas an oil filled rad will hold heat a lot longer when the thermostat kicks in and turns it off.

    cheap and cheerful oil rads should be stood on a tin dinner tray incase of leaks....bugger getting hot oil out of a carpet !!!
     
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    On a slight detour but I've left mine plugged in for the past month with an old oil filled rad on a minimum setting but I've noticed it doesn't get hot at the top as if it needs bleeding like a wet system in the house.

    I've never bothered turning the stat up to see if it makes a difference but I wonder if the the clue is in the "old" ?
     
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