Laika ECOVIP 6 Split Charge Relay (1 Viewer)

HarryHamsta

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Hi everyone,

Recently upgraded from a 1993 Hymercamp (trusty old girl but a little small for our needs) to a 1995 Laika Ecovip 6.

Great MH but needs some upgrades on the electrical front (solar panels, inverter etc).

With the Hymer there was a great community on facebook for other owners but I'm struggling to find that with the Laika.

I was wondering if anyone knew if these are fitting with a split charge relay? (EG relay that charges the leisure battery when the engine is running).

I fired her up and checked the leisure battery with a multimeter and it wasn't charging which suggests to me that there isn't one, but then again it might just be faulty.

There is a little box relay (similar to ones you get for hazard warning lights) mounted above the battery but I thought this might potentially be for the 3 way fridge.

Can anyone shed any light or perhaps point me to a facebook page or forum specifically for these vans? Had a quick look but couldn't find anything.

Thanks,

Harry
 
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HarryHamsta

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I found some schematics. Looks at though there is no split charge relay (surprise to me as I would have thought these came as standard), just a relay for the fridge, but can anyone confirm?
 

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There is a split charge relay. It is next to the alternator on the diagram. Alternator is labelled '10', the split charge relay is labelled '9'. It connects the leisure battery to the starter battery when the alternator is producing power.
 
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I think you need an Italian dictionary or translator. To start you off. Interr = switch, presa = socket, rele = relay, Interr differential = RCD (mains residual current device), fusibile = fuse, carica = charger, scalino = step.
 
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HarryHamsta

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Okay thanks guys. I can see that now. The fridge relay is labelled 30 and the SCR is labelled 9.

Either way it isn't working at the moment because when I run the engine then the voltage of the battery doesn't increase at all. That said, I believe the leisure battery needs replacing so I think that is probably the first port of call.

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Hi, you need to sort your charging out before replacing the Battery (also test battery) it may not need replacing.If you fit a new battery it may well die because it's not getting charged.Even if your batts no good you should still get a reading of above 13 v at the batt end if engine is running and relay is ok. You can buy relays / kits from ebay for around £15 /20, simple to fit
 
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HarryHamsta

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Hi Terry,

Don't worry I'll be replacing the relay and also installing a solar rig. I want to replace the battery anyway as I want to run two new batteries in parallel.

Thanks for the input.
 

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