Vehicle battery charging

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  1. Ian Barry

    Ian Barry Read Only Funster

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    As per recent post my vehicle battery is also losing charge over 3 to 4 days. Does anyone know if the Bessacar E510 has a "switch" of any kind that would divert the habitatation charger from the leisure battery to the vehicle battery.

    I am aware that you can connect the positives on each battery with a fused piece of cable to charge both, but I am not sure how safe this is , opinions on this would be appreciated.
     
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    Possible tip

    Hi Ian,
    I have an E560 and on mine, when I'm on hook-up, I can select to charge the cab battery on the control panel above the habitation door.
    Yours may be similar.
    Hope this helps,
    Martin:Smile:
     
  3. Ian Barry

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    Thats interesting , I thought this was for choosing which battery to power the fridge, lights etc, I will try and photograph my control unit and post it on here if I can. And have another look at the manuals !!

    Ian
     
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    Ideally, you need to find the drain. Usually, they are after market stereos, trackers and alarms. Stereos are easiest as they just need a switch on the dash (wintering switch) when not used for a long period, you can kill power to the stereo and clock. This changes a 3 week battery life to an all winter one.

    Trackers are best left on, so get into the habit of hooking up for a couple of hours once a week or similar. Alarms are up to you.
     
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    thankyou

    Thanks to kinsleyboy and rainbow chaser now sorted, used battery select and it is now charging vehicle battery ......simples. My last van had a solar panel which did both batteries at same time. even more simples.
    I have disconnected Radio, thanks for the tip rainbow C. Just need to do some more investigating on where else it is draining power.


    Roll on Spring
    Ian
     
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