swift royale 630 electrics poser

Discussion in 'Swift Motorhomes' started by riverboat2001, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. riverboat2001


    Jun 5, 2010
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    We were out on a site the other evening hooked up to the mains with 5 habitation lights on,the tv on and aerial booster on. The missus ran some water to fill the kettle when she turned off the tap the pump kept on running....
    if we switched the control panel from the centr position to leisure everything worked fine and if we turned off 1 light everything worked fine. anything wrong or is it us.
    are we using the control panel correctly being in the centre position when on hook up or should it be to the leisure battery setting?
    I`m sure the handbook says we should be in the centre when on hook up,but reading other postings has started a little doubt.
    Someone on another forum suggested we were outgunning the built in charging unit but as I understand it we are not charging in the mid position.
    Are we not actually just draining the battery I`m confused!!
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Aug 26, 2007
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    YO11 2BD
    hi and welcome.....

    the mid position on the three way rocker will isolate BOTH engine and leisure batteries and you will be running on the onboard charger only, which is also a 15 amp power supply .

    ie: when NOT on hookup and the switch in the mid position you have NO 12v electrics in the hab area.

    when ON hookup put the switch up and take power from, and charge to, the engine battery
    switch down and take power from, and charge to, the hab battery.

    usually put the switch in the down position when on hookup....power from hab battery

    i agree that you are probably taking too much power from the charger/power supply and overloading it whereas using the battery (switch down)will give you a lot more usable power and charge the battery at the same time.

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