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Post by Peter Brown Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:28 pm

Tinwheeler wrote:Alarm/tracker systems flattening batteries seems to be a common problem and often suggested solutions might invalidate any warranty on the vehicle's electrical system.

In the past, I have disconnected the alarm unit from the van battery and connected it to a 12v 3ah burglar alarm battery, in turn, connected to a cheap, stand alone, plug in solar panel.
The vehicle batteries can then be disconnected without affecting the alarm or the main electrical system.

This simple mod can be easily reversed at the start of the new season.

What's your opinion, Peter? Do you see any drawbacks?


I think an excellent idea if the alarm overlays the original vehicle electrics. If the alarm is integrated with the canbus then I don't think it would work

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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:35 pm

Peter Brown wrote:
Tinwheeler wrote:Alarm/tracker systems flattening batteries seems to be a common problem and often suggested solutions might invalidate any warranty on the vehicle's electrical system.

In the past, I have disconnected the alarm unit from the van battery and connected it to a 12v 3ah burglar alarm battery, in turn, connected to a cheap, stand alone, plug in solar panel.
The vehicle batteries can then be disconnected without affecting the alarm or the main electrical system.

This simple mod can be easily reversed at the start of the new season.

What's your opinion, Peter? Do you see any drawbacks?

I can't fault it.  An excellent idea.

Cheers, Peter.

That's true if the alarm/tracker is originally factory fitted by the base vehicle manufacturer. In the case of MHs, that’s not normally the case.
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Post by bolero boy Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:05 pm

...and if your 'simple modification' failed for some reason and the alarm didn't go off during a burglary, what would your insurer say?

the thing is, why should customers have to do any mods (including yours) to their shiny new van (as you say, possibly invalidating warranty) in order to have a van that performs as a customer might reasonably expect?
I realise you have an particlular issue with lack of light where you are to power the SP, but for those that are better served in that department should rightly expect more.
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Post by Tinwheeler Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:13 pm

bolero boy wrote:...and if your 'simple modification' failed for some reason and the alarm didn't go off during a burglary, what would your insurer say?

the thing is, why should customers have to do any mods (including yours) to their shiny new van (as you say, possibly invalidating warranty) in order to have a van that performs as a customer might reasonably expect?
I realise you have an particlular issue with lack of light where you are to power the SP, but for those that are better served in that department should rightly expect more.

I suppose the same comments could equally apply to your modification of the manufacturer fitted wiring circuits which cannot easily be reversed, BB.
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Post by Paulmold Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:37 pm

This thread is being locked as all that needs to be said has been said.

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