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Post by jeffg on Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:19 am

I have taken my Nuevo off the road for the winter. I think that the 'on board' charger will only work on the habitation battery  and I am concerned that the vehicle battery will run down. Also there is a level 1 Thatcham alarm fitted to the vehicle. The Peugot handbook advises disconnecting the vehicle battery before charging, but this looks a bit daunting. Any suggestions?
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Post by Paulmold on Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:34 am

My Nuevo (2006) has a rocker switch on the control panel which switches the charger to either leisure or engine battery. I've now got solar panel on roof and a battery master so both batteries are always topped up and cope easily with the drain the alarm takes.

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Post by Jaytee on Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:38 am

Hi Geoff, there have been a few threads on here re the use of intelligent chargers for this very purpose. If nothing comes up then a kindly member will no doubt point you in the right direction, as Paul has already allthumbz (I like to think of myself as kindly but I don't  have the appropriate knowledge on this one smile!).

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Post by roli on Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:24 am

Dont leave it parked up for the winter, it needs to moved to save tyre wear and the engine needs to be run, both more expensive items to consider than the batteries

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Post by jeffg on Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:17 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I am aware of the switch on the control panel, but I thought it was just for monitoring purposes. As for going out for a run occasionally, unfortunately I have already done a SORN, so it's not taxed. Maybe just running the engine and moving up and down the drive will suffice.  Happy New Year
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Post by cyclo on Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:06 pm

I know that the ideal is to have a run long enough to get the engine warmed up, but with the amount

of salt on the road after the recent snow here I always think that can do more harm than good.
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Post by Paulmold on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:14 pm

jeffg wrote: I am aware of the switch on the control panel, but I thought it was just for monitoring purposes.


I first thought that it was used in conjunction with the battery condition switch but was later told that the condition switch only shows the leisure battery regardless of the position of the charger switch.
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