Starter battery and EHU

irnbru

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Please can someone tell me if this will work. I just went outside to move the MH and the engine battery is flat. I don't have the wee tool to take the drivers seat off where the battery is so cant connect a battery charger so Im wondering if I just plug in my EHU will the starter battery charge itself up in a few days? Thankyou
 
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Don't think so , but on some vehicals with hard to get at battery's theres a charging point in the engine compartment
 

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Only if the charger system is configured to charge both hab and cab batteries.

Is there a remote battery jumper post under the bonnet ?
usually nothing more than a steel post same as on battery with a red plastic cover.
 
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I was going to try and take a photo of my engine so I can be helped but I cant find the bonnet catch
 
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Thx Peter but no its a Ford transit
 

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I was going to try and take a photo of my engine so I can be helped but I cant find the bonnet catch
Errrr !!!!
how do you do your regular oil and water checks ?

Obviously once a year when it goes in for service :rolleyes:
 
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On mine the starter battery is supplied with a 'trickle voltage' so if yours does then a couple of days might do it......worth a try?
 
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Errrr !!!!
how do you do your regular oil and water checks ?

Obviously once a year when it goes in for service :rolleyes:
Erm I haven't done any checks. I thought I would leave that to the garage to do when the MH goes for a service. Photo of engine coming in a minute and hopefully I can be told where to put my battery charger connections.
 
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A solution will come along............... but why did it go flat in the first place?? I have noticed that the alarm on my van uses quite a lot of power over 10 to 12 days and then I have to charge (via EHU etc):(
 
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Ok just took a wee cloth over the dusty bits and the engine looks clean .
I can see a wee red bit. So I put my plus croc on there. Where does my black negative Croc go? Thx
 

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A solution will come along............... but why did it go flat in the first place?? I have noticed that the alarm on my van uses quite a lot of power over 10 to 12 days and then I have to charge (via EHU etc):(
I have no idea. Can only think we left the radio on but volume down.
 
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Ok just took a wee cloth over the dusty bits and the engine looks clean .
I can see a wee red bit. So I put my plus croc on there. Where does my black negative Croc go? Thx
I believe it can go anywhere else on the body as van is negative earth? Need confirmation from someone else (or RTFM of course;))
 
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LOL, sorry....... it stands for Read The F*****g Manual :ROFLMAO: (something we always said in the aviation world if we did not know how to use something)

More seriously, have you got one? it should say in there what to do:)
 
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LOL, sorry....... it stands for Read The F*****g Manual :ROFLMAO: (something we always said in the aviation world if we did not know how to use something)

More seriously, have you got one? it should say in there what to do:)
Haha :)Yes I think there is a handbook at mums. Will need to have a read.
 
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