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Post by Miss Daisy on Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:18 am

I can't find instructions how to locate where I switch on the main power to the Campervan as it is such an old, old model. Got the lead and socket adaptor for charging it at home but cannot find how to switch the current on within the van. Please help as this is my first van and I cannot find anyone nearby to ask. The problems of being old!

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Post by chrisk on Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:53 am

I would emagine the circuit breaker is near to where you plug the hook up in but on the inside wall dknt know the model but mine as a access panel in wardrobe hope that helps
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Re: master electric switch location 1989 Ford leg

Post by Miss Daisy on Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:59 am

Thank you. There is a switch on the side of the passenger seat, but not sure if that is it and don't want to do anything dangerous. Do you know how long it would take with the lead connected tongave any signs if it was charging?

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Post by chrisk on Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:02 am

Sorry i dont know
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Post by Miss Daisy on Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:09 am

Thank you for trying. I will try to find a local garage that might help out.

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Re: master electric switch location 1989 Ford leg

Post by Doris on Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:11 am

Hi
We have a 1992 Executive and the main power for the habitation side is under the passenger seat. You have to have the passenger door open to see it as it is on the side of the seat. Our friends have a 1993 Clubman and it is in the same place. We do not need to switch on anything when we plug in the cable ( plug into the van first then into the supply) the electricity just starts working.
When we need to charge the vehicle battery we have to use a separate battery charger.
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Post by Miss Daisy on Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:00 am

It really does help as that is exactly where there is a white switch, so I will give it a go. Thank you so much as I am hopeless with the very basics!

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Post by Doris on Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:12 am

We test that the electricity is working by turning on the light that does not work on 12 volts. On Doris that is the wall light with the fancy glass shade.

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Me again...losing the will!

Post by Miss Daisy on Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:52 pm

New battery, but must have left the lights on somehow, so flat and had to call home recovery! Suggested I get a battery charger for future.
He wrote it down 12 volt battery charger... simple? No! What amps? No idea. Looking at Argos and there is. 4 amp, a 6 amp etc etc.
Help please.

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Re: master electric switch location 1989 Ford leg

Post by -mojo- on Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:56 pm

It's not actually that critical. The lower the maximum Amp rating the longer it will take to recharge a battery, all other things being equal. But as long as the Amphour rating of your battery is within the range that the charger will accept, it will be fine.

Typically a leisure battery will have a capacity of maybe 80 Ah, so if you get one that will cope with that capacity you should be Ok.

If you're on a budget then the chargers sold by LIDL and Aldi can be really good value (usually around £15 each), but consensus is that they may not be ideal for long-term connection (probably not an issue for you though). However, they only have them in stock occasionally, so Halfords or similar may be the easiest option if you need one in a hurry.
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Re: master electric switch location 1989 Ford leg

Post by Miss Daisy on Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:14 pm

This is exactly the information I needed . Thank you very much.

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Re: master electric switch location 1989 Ford leg

Post by frederic on Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:34 pm

See pm from me
Had a 1989 Legend before our successions of Duettos & Topaz
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Post by Miss Daisy on Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:12 pm

I have tried, but cannot access your pm.

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