Leisure Battery Location

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  1. Jackspeak

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    My leisure battery is located under the drivers side step (RH side). So when I come to do a battery check with my voltmeter I have to remove the step. Is it possible (safe) to run some short extension cables to the inside of the van from the battery terminals where I can do my battery checks?
    There is no where else the battery can be located!
    Thanks
     
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    That's what I would do by the sounds of it or permanently wire in a digital voltmeter that gives you a constant readout.
    Ta andy.
     
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    Haven't you got a 12 volt socket anywhere?
     
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    What about the "jump start" post under the bonnet if you have them.
     
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    I believe he means the leisure battery

     
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    Yea got a number of 12v sockets!
     
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    Then you can measure the voltage at a socket
     
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    Cheers Andy, never thought of that, doh! I have also been thinking of buying a portable solar panel, how would I go about connecting it to the leisure battery?
     
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    They usually come with croc clips or you can plug it into a habitation socket.
     
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    Cheers Andy, I want to avoid using Croc clips as the battery is in an awkward location, so just plugging it into a 12v socket is the safest and easiest option for me. Thanks for the link by the way, that's a great gadget.
     
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