urgent help please

irnbru

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Just went to set off for Inverness rally and our vehicle battery is dead. Nothing was left on and it was used 2weeks ago. I have a fully chargedleisure battery at home. Could we swap our bbattery over so we can get moving?
 

Emmit

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Greetings,

I assume you mean using the Hab battery. Nothing wrong with doing that as a one off.

Just make sure that the terminals of the hab. battery are kept away from each other, (assuming that you don't connect the engine battery)
 
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Should be fine providing it fits OK, would be wise to make sure there is not a drain on the main one though! Just a quick test with a meter first.
Batteries do tend to die very quickly nowadays so it might be that it has just passed away.
 

dryad

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why does the vehicle battery drain so quickly these days, have had a similar problem with my van..

during that awful spell of wet weather and flooding earlier in the year, i didn't use my van for a couple of months and it killed the battery even though it had been a brand new heavy duty fitted by the convertors..

had to call the aa out, it wouldn't charge and i had to have a new battery, he told me that modern vehicles, because they have alarms and immobilisers that draw on the battery, anything longer than a week or two would have discharged enough to not start the vehicle..
is that right, surely a battery should hold it's charge for longer than that?

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joner8888

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Fit one of these--
Every time i drive home i turn the knob and the battery is fine weeks later.
Also on site no one can nick your van:thumb:
 

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Carol

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Just went to set off for Inverness rally and our vehicle battery is dead. Nothing was left on and it was used 2weeks ago. I have a fully chargedleisure battery at home. Could we swap our bbattery over so we can get moving?

Hi, just wondering how you got on, hope you got it sorted. :Smile:

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Tootles

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Fit one of these--
Every time i drive home i turn the knob and the battery is fine weeks later.
Also on site no one can nick your van:thumb:

Got a 'concealed' version of yours. Looks to a potential thief that the battery is kaput when it's switched off, and the key removed. :thumb:
 

joner8888

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what exactly is that, i don't have a clue?
i know diddly squat about electrics, sorry..

It bolts on your battery terminal ,and is really a big switch.

Turning the green knob turns on or off the power.

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