- Sep 6, 2022
- Funster No
- 2007 ACE FIRENZE
Unusual Elektroblock are normally OK with it.I posted about this a few years ago a lot said on here it was fine to do but on our Hymer S820 2004 it knackered the charger and Electroblock.
Unfortunately we have done that as well In our case tha damage was to the site's bollard. We did admit to the damage and paid for the repair.
Our Hymer has a buzzer if the EHU is plugged in. Same with the habitation and cab steps if they are out and the satellite dish folds 8tself up. Does not empty the toilet though.
You really don't want to do that unless you have deep pockets.
I have been close to doing this a couple of times fortunately I have a long lead and managed to spot it at last moment. I don't suppose we are the first and won't be the last. Happy camping
Thats what I now do with a stand alone Ring battery charger plugged into a 240v socket in the van and inserted into a permanent live cigarette 12v socket, when at home if cab battery gets a little low and also when on site if on ehu.Our Sargent unit on our Autotrail had a button on it to swap from leisure battery to starter battery charging . Wouldn’t sit with the engine running for any great length of time , invest in a plug in battery maintainer/charger to top up the starter battery when on hookup for extended periods, much cheaper than a new DPF you can permanently wire in the plug and socket lead to the starter battery so you can easily connect the maintainer/charger , we use the Optimate , link below. Also our solar panel controller charges the starter and leisure batteries, another way of maintaining the starter battery for you perhaps .
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We have a laminated check list to avoid this, although it also includes "remove cab window blinds" which I now realise is a bit unnecessary.
Only had the motorhome 4 weeks, its an older model, a Swift Ace Firenze, the control panel is this one in pic.rf9ridrer has it ever been able to charge the vehicle battery on ehu? A pic pf your control panel may help. The only AF panel I have seen had the option to draw from, or charge, the cab battery at the push of a button. You can tell if it’s working by looking at the voltage readings on the panel. If it goes up singificant,y the it is giving a charge.
As a number have already suggested, get a Vanbitz Battery Master fitted it will do what you want without having to run your engine on idle.Only had the motorhome 4 weeks, its an older model, a Swift Ace Firenze, the control panel is this one in pic.
I have looked on youtube etc, someone says the cab icon button is for emergencies only to replace leisure battery source, someone else said you can charge the vehicle battery from this button?
I can check vehicle and battery voltage readings on the panel, but vehicle battery shows no change on EHU