battery drain

  1. Tsixty

    OEM interior light locations

    Does anyone have a picture of the inside roof panel of a factory LWB Kombi that shows exactly where the two original interior lights are in the roof? My van had LED spotlights installed when I purchased it that aren't connected in any way to the standard interior lighting circuit. I cannot find...
  2. K

    Starter battery draining and dead after a few days [Resolved]

    Hi, I'm at a loss, I've had a new starter and leisure battery installed in the past year and have a B2B Victron Smart Charger, which should be set-up correctly, but I've left my van for a week to find that the starter battery is down to 5 volts. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what I...
  3. D

    Battery Drain - help!

    I have a factory fitted AGM battery on my T6.1 and I've noticed recently that the volts are dropping by up to 0.2V per day. My set up is a 75 amp AGM leisure battery with Redarc DC-DC (to bypass the smart alternator) and PU 170w solar panel, a feed for my Sergent with isolation switch, direct...
  4. K

    T6 low battery after only a couple of days

    Hi, I've been having various problems with my starter battery over the past year and am not sure what to do next. The 2016 van was converted and a VSR was installed by the chap who did the conversion, which I've come to realise isn't suitable for a van with a Euro 6 engine. I replaced the...
  5. R

    Battery(ies) flatten after adding 12volt socket direct to leisure batt

    Hi, I have a 2017 T6 with a factory fit leisure battery under the passenger seat and I recently wired up a combined USB, 12V socket and volt meter with a switch to the rear cabin area. I connected this directly to the leisure battery with an inline fuse (both positive and negative were direct...
  6. V

    Help, power issues and away camping.

    Hi, sorry to bother you. Come across a massive issue on our first trip. So..... I have dc dc charger, all working well. Sargent system, but only plugged into leisure battery. Didn't run any cables to starter battery at all... Yesterday was fine. Plugged into hook up and turned charger on...
  7. A

    RCD330 battery drain

    Hello, I have a 2012 T5.1, had a it for a couple of months now. The battery has drained a couple of times now, initially i thought it was the hard wired light the previous owner installed which stayed on every time the doors opened. I disconnected it and thought that was the issue fixed...
  8. prog99

    Van Battery Drain

    Been looking into causes of a battery drain. Vw dealer say it’s down to the rear alarm sensor and won’t touch it as it’s been tinkered with or removed by the converters(who aren’t local) Carista shows up this sensor error. Anyway, here’s the last few days charts. 6th is with a fully charged...
  9. Dellmassive

    [Guide] Battery Maintainer (for Starter battery) -- How I Done It --

    [Guide] Battery Maintainer (for Starter battery) -- How I Done It -- Right so its that time of year again . . . . . . . . Winter & (Lockdown 2020) The van might be layed up not being used, which will lead to a flat battery in around 3 weeks. The cold weather doesn't help the battery's...
  10. Jimmi

    Battery draining on T5

    My friend has an 04 T5 she bought while renovating her house to move stuff about and still has it 5 years later. Apparently it keeps draining batteries, a local guy told her it’s the interior light causing the problem and “fixed it” but the fault has returned. Any ideas what this could be? I...
  11. Stay Frosty

    Tragic leisure battery loss...

    Well loss of plot anyway. Straight away I have to confess I did used to be an electrician... ok, an average electrician but when it comes to leisure battery upkeep on a T6 I've found it far easier so far to put my fingers in my ears and go la, la, la than try and understand what is going on...
  12. Ann3x

    Starter Battery Wiring - VW Disagreement

    Interesting one. I've had a few problems with my starter battery discharging (its a Varta, not a Moll so thats not the issue!). Basically my battery goes flat after around 5-7d inactivity. Thats pretty short imo. This was an issue before lockdown and is not just due to the extended hiatus. I've...
  13. Josh Corps

    Starter Battery Discharge

    Hi all, I've been having trouble with my battery discharging if the vehicle is not being used. Takes about to weeks to go flat. I've taken it in as it's covered under warranty and they have come back and said that because it's a new type of van the alternator doesn't charge that battery anymore...
  14. HHO

    Parasitic Battery Drain [Resolved]

    Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Has anyone had a parasitic battery drain on their van? Just had a new battery on mine and it’s draining after standing for 3 days. Are there any known troublesome components to target before starting to pull individual fuses ? My original battery (Varta)...
  15. davek

    Solar Panel

    Hi all, noticed that because my van, t6, 2017, is parked on the drive most of the time, especially the last month, for obvious reasons, after about a week the battery goes flat and won't start the engine! I have given it a good discharge and recharge with my ctec, this defo helped keep the...
  16. K

    Recommended starter battery?

    Just had my claim for a new starter battery (AGM) turned down because the parasitic voltage was excessive and is caused by the installation of a leisure battery. This was before I told them that the fuse to the leisure battery was removed but they stuck to their story and wanted to charge £115...
  17. Skyliner33

    Eberspacher Parasitic Drain On Leisure Battery.

    I have recently fitted an Eberspacher D2L and I am now having a parasitic drain on the leisure battery. Yesterday evening I ran the heater for about 20 mins as a test. Then switched it off. This morning the battery monitor is telling me the battery is at 62%. It was at 99% before the test and...
  18. Keaney

    Parasitic Draw Of Battery

    looks like I have a parasitic draw in my battery of 0.05amps it sounds like a acceptable amount is 0.02amps. Does anyone know if that’s right? Anyway started looking at the fuses and found if I remove the SC47 turn and brake light fuse it drops down to 0.02amps. Anyone know if this is right...
  19. Captain Backfire

    Leisure Battery - Dead

    Just come back from 10days holiday and it seems that everything connected to my leisure battery isn’t working. I have extra lighting in the back x8, USBs x4, 12v sockets x2 and a dash cam thinkware F800 Pro (front and rear) all connected. All bar the dash cam were off. The camera is connected to...
  20. J

    Battery And Internal Lights / Dash Panel

    Had my van for a few months now and noticed it I don't drive it for a few weeks the battery does lose charge (barely started last week). Anyway, though the van is on the drive I am often in and out of it. I noticed the internal lights and dashboard display light up whenever I open a door (and...
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