Might be time for a new leisure battery

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  1. JimboT

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    Not sure how long leisure battery last might be on way out.
    Panel states charge! solar panel was showing load? plugged in for a day or so voltage was up to 14.4 and back down to 13.8v.
    Not sure if one cell might be on way out we have owned van for almost three years battery looks old might be original one with van.
    Not sure how long they should last sealed tyre battery.
    Jim
     
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    Ours is 8 years old, sealed Carbon Fibre type. Charges at 14.2v on alternator/mains, settles at 13.6v on solar during the day due to the regulator, then drops back to 12.7v at night with no load on it. Still does everything we need it to do, but am considering getting a new one soon just because it's so old.
     
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    Not sure why you think your battery is failing? 14. 2 was on ehu 13.8 on solar? you need to get battery voltage an hour after any charge going in then see if it drops rapidly when in use
     
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    The control panel is stating charge been on charge for two days hence think there might be a battery problem Schaudt display panel symbol charge! on panel.
    Jim
     
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    New battery fitted is it worth getting another battery and link wire? whilst i have fron seat out
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    It would save taking the seat back out....or you could install the link and fuses then insulate the open end until you get a second battery.
     
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