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Rob

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Hi all

Very new to all of this so please be patient.

Having only just purchased our first ever MH i was trying to work out how everything works...

Am i right in thinking that whilst i had the van plugged into a socket from my garage to the hook up onboard that this should charge the leisure battery??

Reason i ask is that whilst checking over a few bits the leisure battery ran out so consequently i plugged in the extension. The light on the control panel said it had a 240 supply going in however after leaving this plugged in for around 4 hours there was still no charge to the battery and a warning light on the control panel showing no charge in the battery.

I am probably doing something daft but as i said its all new at the moment so any advice on what i should be or need to be doing would be great.

Thanks in advance

Rob
 

ukbill

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on ehu you should get a charge to the leisure but try leaving it for much longer and check the panel to see if there is any charge on the bats
 
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ukbill

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my charger in under my seat is that switched on to charge the bat ?

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some onboard chargers have a separate switch, often illuminated when on. or the battery may be faulty
 
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Rob

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Thanks for all the replies

Cant seem to find any switches for chargers anywhere?

No switch on control panel either.

Can only see a main trip switch in the cupboard under the grill

Thanks

Rob

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Rob

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Hi Bill

The only thing under the drivers seat is the leisure battery

Rob
 
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You haven't said what motorhome you have. Chargers and the switch for same can be inb funny places. On an old Kon-Tiki I had the charger and a big red illuminated switch were under the wardrobe, and you had to remove the floor of the wardrobe to get at it.

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Badknee

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In our Wentworth you have to switch the charger on too. Switch is illuminated red.

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DP+JAY

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On our CI there was a large fuse in a black cover under the seat next to the charger & a simillar one near the battery. The control panel above the hab door had a button to switch the battery on & off.
The control panel controls the relays in the black box behind the drivers seat(fuses inside the lid).
 
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Badknee

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Main breakers on the left. DC 12 fuses, then internal switches. Main off auxiliary. Pump on. Charger on. Etc. etc.
 
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You haven't said what motorhome you have. Chargers and the switch for same can be inb funny places. On an old Kon-Tiki I had the charger and a big red illuminated switch were under the wardrobe, and you had to remove the floor of the wardrobe to get at it.

Same in my ex Auto-sleeper, although there was a small round hole so you could see the switch and light without having to remove enything(y)

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If you have a multimeter take a reading (on the leisure battery!) with ehu, this should be noticeably higher than when measured without ehu and would indicate your battery is being charged If the reading is less than 12v without ehu then repost as your battery is possibly u/s
 
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