Electric hook up

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  1. Mimi

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    I going to hook up to the electric at home for the first tome.
    On my Autosleeper Orion Zeta (much like a Nuevo) the switch panel has Hab and Vehicle to the left of the panel on one switch, the other next to it has Master.
    My question is once connected do I have the switch on Hab to charge the leisure battery and the other switch on Master?
    Advice appreciated.
    Thank you.
    Mimi
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    Thank you Techno appreciate your prompt reply.
    All a learning curve lots to go yet.
    Regards
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    It may be useful to Mimi, to know what the two switches do.

    I think the leftmost one may merely select which battery is being tested when the top switch is pressed to the left and I think the Master switch will isolate everything from the habitation battery. I’m not sure that either switch will control the charger (but I don’t know) and I’d expect the charger to only charge the habitation bank. If I’m right, the answer to Mimi’s question is “it won’t matter” (for charging the battery) but you’d have no internal 12V services (lights, TV) without the Master switch in the ‘On’ position.
     
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    I would expect the battery selector switch to select which battery to use and which one gets charged. That would be normal on a British built van
    Consequently yes the battery gauge will show the voltage or state of the battery in use only.
     
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    It looks like Orion is a second string on Autosleepers bow so the Autosleeper website does not supply user manuals for that model. It seems to me that it is not a Sargent system like the others so it is more likely as I said that the battery selector chooses the battery in service and the one that also gets the charge. Many early Autocruise and Autotrail do the same.
    It would take very little time to establish this with a voltmeter at the jump starter terminals under the bonnet (X250 chassis). If the starter battery is getting a charge when selected it will read around 13.6 volts (y)

    For anyone else all Autosleeper manuals from 2008 on are on their website (y)

    Starter battery positive under bonnet. Negative is a threaded stud on the front crossmember
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