How do you use your genny ?

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  1. Terry

    Terry Funster Life Member

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    Sounds a stupid question but today I was speaking to a person who I know has recently got a self converted van and he was picking my brains etc (hard to find them:winky:)and he proudly showed me his suitcase genny :thumb:You probably know my thoughts on gennys etc, and getting things you do not need :winky:Anyway he showed me a lead he has made up so that the genny simply clips onto the battery via crock clips to charge his battery-it has a 12v plug-Now call me stupid but I always thought that you would simply make up a 240v lead using the hook up point and let the van charger charge the battery :thumb: or am I missing something?I have a 22amp hr charger that would work off the genny so why would you want to charge battery's from a 4 amp hr genny output ?
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    madbluemad Banned

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    Maybe he just likes a challenge terry.
    Jim
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    perhaps he has no on board charger

    Perhaps he has no on board charger or transformer and the only way he can charge the batteries is by the croc clips...


    Bob
     
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    perhaps his genny was a cheapo non signwave version which
    (Sparkies correct me if im wrong) can damage your onboard
    charger

    regards
    Steve
     
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    ????????:Doh:
     
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    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    If we have to use the genny to charge the batteries, which is very rare, we start the genny and use it to power the Ctek charger which charges and conditions the batteries quicker and better than the onboard charger.
     
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    its a self build, the GEnny IS the built in charger :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Terry Funster Life Member

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    No to both it has a built in zig type unit :Doh: I just could not think /figure out why he envisaged charging this way :Doh:
    terry
     
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    Probably because it'll say on the instructions that you can.

    So he does.
     
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    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

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    Perhaps he took advice off the internet:ROFLMAO:

    Wouldn't be the daftest thing that we have seen:Eeek:

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