urgent help please

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Just went to set off for Inverness rally and our vehicle battery is dead. Nothing was left on and it was used 2weeks ago. I have a fully chargedleisure battery at home. Could we swap our bbattery over so we can get moving?
     
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    Greetings,

    I assume you mean using the Hab battery. Nothing wrong with doing that as a one off.

    Just make sure that the terminals of the hab. battery are kept away from each other, (assuming that you don't connect the engine battery)
     
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    Rightly or wrongly that is what I would do
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem as long as it fits in the space. A lot of leisure batteries are relabelled starter batteries anyway.
     
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    Should be fine providing it fits OK, would be wise to make sure there is not a drain on the main one though! Just a quick test with a meter first.
    Batteries do tend to die very quickly nowadays so it might be that it has just passed away.
     
  6. dryad

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    why does the vehicle battery drain so quickly these days, have had a similar problem with my van..

    during that awful spell of wet weather and flooding earlier in the year, i didn't use my van for a couple of months and it killed the battery even though it had been a brand new heavy duty fitted by the convertors..

    had to call the aa out, it wouldn't charge and i had to have a new battery, he told me that modern vehicles, because they have alarms and immobilisers that draw on the battery, anything longer than a week or two would have discharged enough to not start the vehicle..
    is that right, surely a battery should hold it's charge for longer than that?
     
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    Fit one of these--
    Every time i drive home i turn the knob and the battery is fine weeks later.
    Also on site no one can nick your van:thumb:
     

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    They can now you've told them about it! :Eeek: :RollEyes:
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hi, just wondering how you got on, hope you got it sorted. :Smile:
     
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    Got a 'concealed' version of yours. Looks to a potential thief that the battery is kaput when it's switched off, and the key removed. :thumb:
     
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    what exactly is that, i don't have a clue?
    i know diddly squat about electrics, sorry..
     
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    It bolts on your battery terminal ,and is really a big switch.

    Turning the green knob turns on or off the power.
     
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    thank you, will call into the garage later if the van starts and see if they have one..
     
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