Starting with EHU on. (1 Viewer)

Little Al57

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Hi everyone, having just read articles on the problems of excess load travelling from leisure battery systems and chargers by starting an engine either inadvertently or accidentally, wouldn't it be a good idea for the starter system to be disabled to prevent the vehicle being started while connected to the mains?
 

ambulancekidd

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Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
Seems like a good idea to me.
Lots of people never fully read instructions on a toaster, so it stands to reason that they'd skip over a book telling us how to operate a complicated thing like a motorhome.

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Hi everyone, having just read articles on the problems of excess load travelling from leisure battery systems and chargers by starting an engine either inadvertently or accidentally, wouldn't it be a good idea for the starter system to be disabled to prevent the vehicle being started while connected to the mains?
Yes if its a real problem but of course if the sensor fails it won't then start!!!
 
Jan 19, 2014
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Started ours a couple of times while plugged in. I can only imagine it's a problem if you've got chargers maintaining the starter battery that can deliver a high current.
 

DBK

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Welcome! I wouldn't worry about it. :) As I understand it the problem is restricted to MHs with an EBL and then only if the starter battery is in poor condition. There are lots of other much more interesting things to fret about. :)

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Hi and welcome. Started my van lots of times whilst still on hook up never been a problem. But then again I ignore reverse polarity!
 
Feb 22, 2008
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Welcome! I wouldn't worry about it. :) As I understand it the problem is restricted to MHs with an EBL and then only if the starter battery is in poor condition. There are lots of other much more interesting things to fret about. :)

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I always start Helga while she’s on hookup!

But she is an older van/ engine,,, haven’t had any problems,,,,, so far!! X
 

The Dotties

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My squeaks at me if I forget to disconnect. Never caused any problem though.

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