Leisure Battery Charging

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  1. Patcherelli

    Patcherelli Funster

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    When at home I plug the van in and run a digital inteligent charger which is designed to be left on to the cab battery. I also currently have an oil filled rad in there.

    Should i leave the charger switched on to the leisure battery?
    Only just realised i can switch it off and still power the sockets.

    I've heard it's best to leave it off and just put it on for a couple of days a week.
    Also heard its ok to just leave it on.

    What's the thinking?

    thanks
     
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    I leave mine charging on 24/7 since we bought the motorhome.

    No problems so far (y)
     
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    If the output voltage is suitable for float charging your battery, it can be left on all of the time.

    What you have to be careful of is those multi-stage chargers that go through a full cycle if the mains supply is interrupted and then restored.

    We use a single-rate charger for floating our batteries in the trailer and the Mercedes.

    The solar panel controllers are multi-stage.

    Peter
     
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    How do i find out?
    Its the one fitted by Swift soooooo.
     
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