New battery

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  1. Summies

    Summies Read Only Funster

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    Hi there, i need a new 110 battery, do i go for a particular brand etc or will cheapest do? Also any surguestions on where to purchase it from.
    thanks
     
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    Hi Summies, go for cheapest - close to you :thumb:
    terry
     
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    It seems that most people only keep their vans for two or three years a, cheap battery will last at least that long. I would measure the space that it fits into then buy the largest amp/hour battery that will go into the space 110 is quite measly
     
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    New batteries

    HI.I BOUGHT 2 NEW BATTERIES FROM GLP AUTOMOTIVE ON EBAY.
    THE COST INCLUDING DELIVERY WAS JUST OVER HALF PRICE OF MY LOCAL SUPPLIER.
    THEY ARE QUALITY VARTA BATTERIES TOO.
    CHEERS DON.:thumb:
     
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    Any ideas what i should be paying i have found a 113ah for £100
     
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    Hi around half that :thumb: may be £55 tops
    terry
     
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    For that I price I would expect it to have a recognized brand name
    I usually just get the orange Juice brand from accessory stores. I found these on a quick trawl free delivery and 2 or 3 year guarantee
    http://performanceleisure.co.uk/motor_home_batteries/
     
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    MINE WORKED OUT AT £55 EACH DELIVERED.:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    I agree with the others, go for the cheapest, don't pay the premium for a brand name, battery warranties aint worth the paper they are written on..

    I bought four cheapo 85ah five years ago, £30 each, and they still do the job despite having been hammered for three years full time.. they owe me nothing

    For a previous camper I indulged myself and bought a 110ah Electrasol .. ( more fool me )
    It failed in year three, when I claimed on the now famous 5 year warranty I was told that I was only entitled to a 2/5 discount on a replacement as it was three years old.. :Angry:

    I vowed then never to buy another expensive battery ..
     
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    thanks all just got me a £62 110ah platinum battery from local garage.
    having run a voltage meter on battery whilst engine is running it is apparent that the battery does not charge whilst engine is running. Is this normal or is something broken? The battery does charge whilst on hook up.

    Also should i leave the charger on all the time when parked up on the drive or will this overcharge or damage the battery.

    :Eeek:
     
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    as one members signature says......

    CHEAP, NO GOOD....

    GOOD, NO CHEAP....

    buy cheap and you get a cheap, and maybe inferior, battery.
     
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    No its not the battery its the lack of charge coming from the engine but i dont know where to start with this one.
     
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    if your van is designed to charge the leisure battery from the engine then i suspect the split charge relay is kaput.

    usually found near the engine battery and may look like a regular 12v relay about 1.5 inchs square.

    there may be two together...one is for the fridge when the engine is running, the other will be the split charge.
     
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    Hi

    Start by checking the in-line fuse on the charging cable coming from the alternator and feeding the split charge relay .. it should be easily spotted under the bonnet as it's a retro fit and not part of the original wiring loom.

    If that's ok, then check the voltage to the split charge relay at the coil feed, then the input from the alternator and finally output to the battery .. Do this with the engine running ..

    If there is a 12v coil feed and input to the relay from the alternator but no output to the battery then its a duff relay ..
     
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