Decided to have a close look at van electrics! (1 Viewer)

Affiliate links here may earn MHF compensation

Munchie

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 28, 2007
8,921
12,581
Camping Les Vigeres
Funster No
26
MH
Font Vendôme
Exp
Since 2004
Sad ain't I? :xblink:

Anyhoo discovered that my charge unit was set to "gel" so changed it to "flooded" seems to have made a difference. Used to get a float charge of 14.3 now am getting 14.7!
Checked solar controller and it was set to "gel" will see over next few days what difference that makes!
BTW our batteries are "flooded" :xgrin:
 

old-mo

Funster
Extra Special
LIFE MEMBER
Oct 16, 2008
16,373
95,193
Weymouth. Dorset...
Funster No
4,470
MH
Nearly aint got one.
Exp
Caravan & motorhome 45 + yrs
Have all chargers & Solar controllers got this or is it just your`s, Ken..

Being a numpty like me how does one tell if it is set to the right battery.. ?:xsad:
 
Dec 10, 2013
3,434
13,020
South Staffs
Funster No
29,333
MH
Pilote P740GJ
Exp
Since 2013
Mines a Hobby Siesta and I cannot find any switch on the charger to change it from gel to wet batteries. Does anyone know of any switch on the Hobby please.
 

Jaws

LIFE MEMBER
Sep 26, 2008
23,869
74,187
Thetford Norfolk
Funster No
4,189
MH
C class, Chieftain
Exp
since 2006 ( I think ! )
A lot of chargers have change over jumpers or switches, some solar controllers do and some, like mine, have a detection circuit built in ( though baffled how it can tell even though it does ! )

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 

scotjimland

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 25, 2007
2,656
11,769
Funster No
15
MH
None
Not wanting to hijack Ken`s post... But how do you tell.. ?:xsmile:

if you have a newish van with the original batteries it 'should' have been set correctly by the convertor.. I say 'should' but don't trust them..

Have a look at the charger , as said, some have switch to change form gel to wet ..

If it is set to gel (as ken's was) and you have wet cells it won't do any damage, .. but if you have gels and it is set to wet it will cook them ..

so do you have gels or wets ?

If you can't determine have it checked at your next hab check ..
 

lorger

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 11, 2008
9,815
91,616
Dumfries
Funster No
3,262
MH
Knaus Sun 650MEG
Exp
2007
While we're talking about chargers and solar how do I tell if my solar panel is wired to charge my Vechile battery also.
 

scotjimland

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 25, 2007
2,656
11,769
Funster No
15
MH
None
2 X 185 amp H..... the ones with the little caps on the top.. (y)

can't say from that info mo.. :LOL:

I suspect they are wets, not many vans come with gels as standard ... can you not see the label.. ?

Subscribers  do not see these advertisements

 

old-mo

Funster
Extra Special
LIFE MEMBER
Oct 16, 2008
16,373
95,193
Weymouth. Dorset...
Funster No
4,470
MH
Nearly aint got one.
Exp
Caravan & motorhome 45 + yrs
can't say from that info mo.. :LOL:

I suspect they are wets, not many vans come with gels as standard ... can you not see the label.. ?

No, Jim they are jammed in under one of the seat`s..

Would have to take the seat base to bit`s to get to them..:(

They have got six caps on the top and taking a couple off they are full of water, Liquid any way up to and just over the long silver looking bit`s.. (y)
 

scotjimland

LIFE MEMBER
Jul 25, 2007
2,656
11,769
Funster No
15
MH
None
No, Jim they are jammed in under one of the seat`s..

Would have to take the seat base to bit`s to get to them..:(

They have got six caps on the top and taking a couple off they are full of water, Liquid any way up to and just over the long silver looking bit`s.. (y)

a guess they are wet then.. :LOL:
 

old-mo

Funster
Extra Special
LIFE MEMBER
Oct 16, 2008
16,373
95,193
Weymouth. Dorset...
Funster No
4,470
MH
Nearly aint got one.
Exp
Caravan & motorhome 45 + yrs
Thanks, Jim....... I will leave as they are.... all three panels seem OK and they charge when on EHU, or Gennie & Panel`s.... (y)

So guess the switches are in the right place..
 

chrisgreen

Funster
Jul 26, 2009
5,980
12,332
england
Funster No
7,663
MH
c class
Exp
since 2004
old mo next time he plugs in to EHU:LOL:
 

Attachments

  • nuke.jpg
    nuke.jpg
    9 KB · Views: 17

Join us or log in to post a reply.

To join in you must be a member of MotorhomeFun

Join MotorhomeFun

Join us, it quick and easy!

Log in

Already a member? Log in here.

Funsters who are viewing this thread

Back
Top