leisure battery

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  1. Stan the van

    Stan the van Read Only Funster

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    Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen

    I have recently for filled a dream and purchased a comperrvan conversation, I have named him Stan. The guy I bought Stan off didn't have a clue about him, so I have few questions to ask you lovely people. First is the leisure battery, , it has a red key on the side. Whats it for? I have worked out the converter which is a 1000 watt and seems to work what ever position the key switch is in. Any info on this would be nice. Thanks for your help :RollEyes:
     
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    Sounds like an isolator but a good picture would be a good idea.
     
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    Probably an isolator.

    If your inverter is working whether the key is on or off I would guess it isolates the leisure battery from the starter battery.
     
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    Would I be right in thinking if the isolating switch is on it would stop the leisure battery being charged?
     
  5. Phill D

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    i would hazard a guess that if the switch is "off" it would not charge the liesure battery and you may not get 12v to your habitation..
     
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    sounds like a battery isolator to me.

    turned off it disconnects all power from the battery to the 12v hab system...and also inhibits charging, same effect as taking a battery lead off.

    secondly, your inverter........how many batteries do you have and what ah rating are they/it ?

    that 1kw inverter will draw 83 amps per hour from your batteries if used to its full potential.

    if you have just 1 x 85ah battery you will have a 1/2hr before the battery is flat as a battery should never be discharged below 50%.

    the reason the inverter still works regardless of the isolator position....inverts should be connected directly to the battery, which places it between the isolator and battery.
     
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    Yes, I have one next to the truck battery, fitted I suppose to stop peeps nicking it.....The truck, that is.
     
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    I think I'll will have to get a picture up, like hilldweller suggested.
     
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    not without spending a tenner on subs.....
     
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