Keeping Leisure Battery Topped Up

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  1. Gollom

    Gollom Funster

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    Just going to replace my leisure battery with a new 110 ah. I don't want to install fixed solar panels on Big Gertie (looking to trade it in if we can find a suitable Hymer 5xx :) )

    How can I keep the battery healthy/topped up when not on EHU in the most cost-effective way? These suitcase solar panels any good? What size would I need?

    Any other advice welcome :)
     
  2. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    At least 80 maybe up to 120w (depending on your needs).
    You can get folding or just freestanding panels with a regulator from about £80 upwards.
    We have 2x 80w panels on the roof & they are more than adequate.
     
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    I use an 80W panel in the front window of the van almost vertical, it works as well as those on my roof.
     
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    I have a 100w suitcase with a 75ah battery and its all i've used in the last month.
    Use tv lights and other odds and ends with no problems................if gas heater and blower were on i don't know.
     
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