when is battery charging?

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  1. deisel doctor

    deisel doctor Read Only Funster

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    Prior to having our present m/h Burstner iexeo time 585 we had a dethleffs and were told that the aux battery would charge when driving and also when you have got the ehu connected, however when i got the bustner they told me that it didnt charge on one of these but i cant remember which it would be nice to now if any one else can shed any light on this cheers.
     
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    I think that they are wrong, leisure battery should charge when driving and when on hook-up, ours does.

    Always easy to check esp if you buy one of those £2 voltmeters posed last week.
     
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    Never seen a Burstner yet that does not charge the leisure battery ( batteries ) in both scenarios ( unless it has got a fault that is ! )

    methinks either they have just given you duff info, or they know there is a problem and are trying to cover their backsides when you find out !
     
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    I never thought of that one !

    Our old Eletroblock also does the reverse, it trickle charges the starter battery when on hook-up.
     
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    Was it not the vehicle battery they said wouldn't charge while on EHU,
     
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    Ali Baba comes to mind. :Wink::Wink:
     
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    I have been thinking about that and as my amniesia is a bit better today i
    think you may well be right (but i cant remember:Rofl1:) not to worry hey ive got 3 so we will be ok:Doh:
     
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    thats a valuable feature i hadnt thought about, do you think its a standard (just bought an elddis autostratus), or is there a way to confirm - voltmeter whilst engine off but on EHU or something?

    cheers, dan
     
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    Spot on. Engine off, hook-up off for a while, so all voltages settle.

    Measure both, hook-up, if either increase they must be on charge. If it has a clever cross charger, the leisure battery might need to get up a volt before it starts transferring to the starter battery.

    So....................Leisure.................Starter
    Idle
    30 min
    1 Hr
    2 Hr

    Fill in the form, in triplicate, get it countersigned by a non-bent policeman, and post it on here for official confirmation.
     
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    I expect that`s what they meant-

    My vehicle and leisure battery will charge while driving but--
    Only the leisure will charge on hook up unless i switch the 2 way switch over to vehicle battery on HU ,then it charges the vehicle one.
    Sometimes when on HU i leave it on the vehicle battery position to make sure it will fire up in the morning:thumb:
     
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