Swift Bolero battery charging

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  1. injebreck99

    injebreck99 Funster

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    Anybody with a Bolero know if both batteries get charged together when on EHU, or do you have to select each one as you want it, I thought mine used to charge both together, but does not now, ??
     
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    You don't give exact details of your van but if it is like my Swift the chassis battery will only charge on EHU if that battery is selected on the control panel. I swap once a week to ensure that the battery is kept topped up (my van is on permanent hook-up at home).

    Hope this helps
    Bill
     
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    As Bill says a bit more info needed on your panel and system. On my previous Swift it charged the Leisure battery first they swapped automatically to the engine battery, although it could be overridden.
     
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    On ehu my Bolero defaults to the domestic battery when charging. To charge the engine battery, that has to be done manually at the control panel. The van is 3 years old.
     
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    Many thanks for the replies, my van is a 600 EK Compact, 2009 model, I just thought that it amused to charge both batteries together as normal, I must have been mistaken, senior moment. !!
     
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    If it is the EC400 control unit then it should charge both.

    http://assets.swiftgroup.co.uk/uploads/HandBooks/motorhomes/Previous%20handbooks/1089357%20Motorhome%20Owners%20Handbook%202009-10.pdf
    3.3 Smart Charging
    On EC465 and EC460 PSU’s, the system
    incorporates a smart charge feature, which
    monitors both leisure and vehicle batteries
    and automatically adjusts and directs the
    charger power (and solar power if a solar
    panel is installed) to maintain the leisure
    and vehicle batteries at an optimal level.
     
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