Trickle charge (1 Viewer)

POH

May 29, 2018
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Hi, regarding the above would you say, 2 hours a day or 2hours 3 times a week ,on ehu of course , don't want to over charge the battery !
Thanks.
 
Feb 14, 2021
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Burstner Lyseo 727G
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19 month year 18000 miles UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Italy. Campsites and off Grid.
What model? What's doing the charging? Modern charging systems will manage the charging so you should be able to leave it on permanently and it won't overcharge.
 
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POH

May 29, 2018
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What model? What's doing the charging? Modern charging systems will manage the charging so you should be able to leave it on permanently and it won't overcharge.
hi pilote 740 evidence and this is what's doing the charging
 

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Nov 13, 2011
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PVC
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30 years
That CTEC should be left connected all the time. It will monitor the battery and deliver charge if required. No need to disconnect. An initial full charge cycle could take several hours to complete, so disconnecting it after 2 hours will prevent it doing its job.

Geoff

Geoff
 
Jan 19, 2014
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Elddis Accordo 105
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Leave it on continuously, this is my similar charger switching itself on and off as it sees fit šŸ‘

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Feb 14, 2021
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Milton Keynes, UK
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hi pilote 740 evidence and this is what's doing the charging

Yes, as said above the ctek can be left on permanently. It will 'manage' the battery - not just charge it.

So, is that the Pilote installed charger or just something you have used to charge it. I assumed you were referring to the motorhome built in electric system as you said EHU plugged in but that looks like a charger you would buy fro a car in Halfords.

Surely your Pilote has a Schaudt ElectroBlock EBL or similar which automatically charges the battery when EHU is plugged in?
 
Jul 29, 2013
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Hymer B678DL A class
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hi pilote 740 evidence and this is what's doing the charging
You should have a built in charging system in your van that will take care of the charging as long as itā€™s on hook up as long as it a split charger it will trickle charge you vehicle battery as and when required.
 
May 1, 2015
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Rapido C86 Auto
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Since 2014
Dealers have been supplying these chargers as recent Pilote's do not charge the engine battery. We had a Battery Master supplied and fitted FOC on a 2020 Pilote.
 
Jul 29, 2013
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Dealers have been supplying these chargers as recent Pilote's do not charge the engine battery. We had a Battery Master supplied and fitted FOC on a 2020 Pilote.
Thatā€™s interesting but in my view absolutely crazy as you say battery to battery is the solutionšŸ¤”šŸ˜Š
 

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