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leisure battery

Jul 20, 2019
28
17
Funster No
62,548
MH
Burstner ixeo
Exp
Since 2015
I’m pretty sure mine’s got a cell gone shows 14.v but put any load on it then drops to less the 5v
I’m looking for recommendations for a replacement fed up with how long they last or don’t
 
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Jerrym
Jul 20, 2019
28
17
Funster No
62,548
MH
Burstner ixeo
Exp
Since 2015
Thanks for that I was just looking at agm batteries as they are supposed to last longer

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Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
25,116
37,158
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
As you have a Burstner I take it that it's an AGM so no surprise it's failed.
I would replace it with an Exide or Sonnenschein Gel, both made in the Sonnenschein factory.
 
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Jerrym
Jul 20, 2019
28
17
Funster No
62,548
MH
Burstner ixeo
Exp
Since 2015
It a lead acid battery
 

Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
25,116
37,158
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
It a lead acid battery
Not original fit then.
I take you have an Elektroblock charger distribution system, check the charger settings a small slide switch (normally right hand side). It will be either Flooded cell /Gel or AGM/Gel, if the later fit a Gel AGM are total crap for leisure use.

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Jerrym
Jul 20, 2019
28
17
Funster No
62,548
MH
Burstner ixeo
Exp
Since 2015
Photo of charger switch is that in the correct position to charge an lead acid battery 5F02469E-2A93-415A-BD93-05B24214308B.jpeg
 
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Jerrym
Jul 20, 2019
28
17
Funster No
62,548
MH
Burstner ixeo
Exp
Since 2015
Thanks for that so if I purchase a gel battery I’m assuming I will have to slide switch

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May 31, 2015
6,236
12,357
Cornwall
Funster No
36,638
MH
Hymer B544
Exp
An expensive experience.. still..!
Why are they not lasting...? What is your charging regime...? Solar, EHU, B2B or other and how long is the van standing around not going anywhere....

no point in buying a new battery for it to die in a month...
 
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Jerrym
Jul 20, 2019
28
17
Funster No
62,548
MH
Burstner ixeo
Exp
Since 2015
I’ve had the van since last July it’s been over to Belgium for two weeks and has been used four or five times since then probably adding up to another couple of weeks last used Christmas for two days I had a solar panel fitted on purchase which charges both batteries (engine and leisure) I noticed last week the battery reading on leisure was on the low side so plugged in van to charge battery I’ve not used it off grid so haven’t flattened battery
I did have the heating running for several hours (12v fan) but was always ehu

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Lenny HB

LIFE MEMBER
Oct 18, 2007
25,116
37,158
On the coast in West Sussex
Funster No
658
MH
Hymer B678 Dynamic Line
Exp
Since 2008 & many years tugging
I’ve had the van since last July it’s been over to Belgium for two weeks and has been used four or five times since then probably adding up to another couple of weeks last used Christmas for two days I had a solar panel fitted on purchase which charges both batteries (engine and leisure) I noticed last week the battery reading on leisure was on the low side so plugged in van to charge battery I’ve not used it off grid so haven’t flattened battery
I did have the heating running for several hours (12v fan) but was always ehu
The battery may have been left discharged before you bought it, especially if you brought from a dealer. The original battery would have been Gel.
 
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Jerrym
Jul 20, 2019
28
17
Funster No
62,548
MH
Burstner ixeo
Exp
Since 2015
Was starting to think that might be the case might contact supplier Monday
 
Sep 1, 2019
476
1,947
Funster No
63,720
MH
Hymer 588
Exp
Since 2011
Just asking a basic question.... Does it make a difference to the Elektroblock if the van and hab batteries are different ie LA and Gel?
Thanks.

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Jan 11, 2018
605
377
Stourbridge
Funster No
51,943
MH
Chausson Welcome 85
Exp
Since 2018
Mine failed last year, I bought an Exide ET650 from Tayna (100Ah)
Gets good reviews and also some recommendations from Funsters for this battery.
Relatively heavy for it's size, a good sign.
 
Jul 9, 2018
161
290
Funster No
54,839
MH
Globecar Campscout
Exp
since 2016
Just bought 2 Varta lfd 90 batteries today from Tanya battery ebay shop. Free delivery opposed to buying them from their site @15 quid delivery and a fiver cheaper. ?

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