leisure battery

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  1. Rogersteam

    Rogersteam Read Only Funster

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    Bought a second-hand 600G earlier this year - very pleased with it. Fuel consumption could be better, but acceptable at about 24mpg around 58-60mph. Only problem is that the leisure battery isn't charging while driving, and the fridge won't run off the leisure battery (I assume part of the same problem). The battery charges up fine from the mains. There must be a relay somewhere between the engine battery and leisure battery but I can't find it - any ideas ?
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Look for the split charge relay under the bonnet, also check the main in line fuse from the alternator feeding the relay .. it's more than likely blown.
     
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    Hi Rodger, the battery setting on the fridge is for when you are on the move, if the engine is not running there is no power to the fridge. It takes about 10 amps and would flatten the battery in no time.

    There is a relay on mine but you don't get the full charge from the alternator to the leisure battery but a controlled amperage.

    As a temporary, or even permanent measure you could make a lead to connect the ciggy lighter to the domestic battery but again it will only work when the motor is running, make the lead a heavy duty one.

    Doug...
     

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