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Van battery charging

Post by wycombe woody on Thu May 23, 2013 7:26 pm

Can anyone tell me if I can charge the van battery not the leisure battery by plugging into electric hook up ?
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Re: Van battery charging

Post by Dutto on Thu May 23, 2013 8:10 pm

Hi there,

Normally "No"; which is why a lot of us have the small "cigar lighter" solar charger similar to this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Solar-Battery-Charger-ideal-Caravans/dp/B000R0UBT8/ref=tag_stp_s2_edpp_url

It keeps the battery topped up when it is sat on the drive or when we are on-site for a couple of weeks at a time.

Hope this helps. allthumbz

Best regards,
drinksallround

PS Make sure that your vehicle cigar lighter is always "On" even when the ignition is "Off"; otherwise you have to use the crocodile clips directly to the battery.

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Re: Van battery charging

Post by wycombe woody on Thu May 23, 2013 10:05 pm

Thanks for the reply dutto might look at getting a solar charger.
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Re: Van battery charging

Post by rogerblack on Fri May 24, 2013 12:10 pm

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Re: Van battery charging

Post by Peter Brown on Fri May 24, 2013 3:18 pm

I see you have an Executive. The later models had a Sargent power system fitted that did allow vehicle battery charging from the hook up but most don't.

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Re: Van battery charging

Post by wycombe woody on Fri May 24, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi Peter my van is 1997 executive don't think it has the system you describe.
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