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Old 21-06-2013, 19:31   #1 (permalink)
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I have the Sargent EC200 control system. When I hook up, trip the main switch on, I have 240 power. Question? if I turn on the red battery charger switch the electric box cooling fan kicks in, do I need this in the on position all the time or can I turn it on when needed, i.e. top up batteries if required. In the colder months I noticed the cupboard that houses the box gets quite warm as the heater is in front of it. Would it be safe to have off over summer nights as only the fridge/freezer would be on and colder nights when heater is on as well. The reason I ask is the cooling fan is so damn noisy and I have been told this the norm for this system.
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theres no problem turning off the charger, just so long as you remember the battery/s are not charging. put it on in the daytime to top up, but switch off at night.

as for heat build up, I've always thought it stupid that the charger is often placed at the back of the wardrobe with no airflow. this contributes to the boards in them failing. you could get the fan changed for a silent computer type fan to reduce noise.
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I have the Sargent EC200 control system. When I hook up, trip the main switch on, I have 240 power. Question? if I turn on the red battery charger switch the electric box cooling fan kicks in, do I need this in the on position all the time or can I turn it on when needed, i.e. top up batteries if required. In the colder months I noticed the cupboard that houses the box gets quite warm as the heater is in front of it. Would it be safe to have off over summer nights as only the fridge/freezer would be on and colder nights when heater is on as well. The reason I ask is the cooling fan is so damn noisy and I have been told this the norm for this system.
Have a look at the EC200 manual on here: www.sargentltd.co.uk

I have the same Sargent kit but the fan on mine rarely comes on. Sargent say the fan should only operate if the panel internal temperature goes above 35C. I suspect your temperature sensor is faulty.

Sargent recommend you leave the charger on all the time it's connected to a supply but I prefer to exercise my battery and turn off when a full charge has been achieved.
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Ours is the EC 500 and it is sited in the first overhead locker behind the drivers seat. It is well vented and I have never heard the fan at all.
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