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10/4/2011 at 6:24pm
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Dear All

Had a new leisure battery fitted last month, the caravan has been in storage since. Went up today to get it all set for first trip next week. Is it normal that there is no power in the leisure battery, checked all switches, mains off, master off etc...

Will it charge up on my 2 hr drive to site on Thursday, I will be using EHU at the iste so not too concerned, just can't get my head round the leisure nbattery set up.

What do I do to keep it fresh, heard about solar trickle etc, is this the norm?

Cheers, Robbo

 



10/4/2011 at 6:48pm
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Did you unclip the cables off the battery when it was left? If you did, I wouldn't expect it to go completely flat after a month.

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David, no, is this something you should always do?? new to this game...

Will it have permanently damaged the battery, or should I invest in a trickle charger?



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The only time i disconect the battery is when the van is laid up for winter and i take it indoors.I think when you get on site the battery will charge itself via the ehu and the charger in your van.There might of course be something draining the power eg a short or youve left a light on etc.Someone here said a status ariel could also drain the power from the batt when not in use.

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