charging

  1. L

    Do I need to disconnect the vehicle battery in my 2018 VW T6, which has stop/start, before I use a battery charger?

    I have a Vitron 12/30 Blue Smart Charger, that is due to go into the van when the leisure electrics are done. For now, I want to charge up the vehicle battery. I have just read the VW Manual, which makes no reference to using a battery charger but gives the impression that to jump-start the van...
  2. LimaHotel

    Starter battery and split charge

    My friend has a 2016 T6 from a conversion company. It has a 80ah AGM starter battery and the converter installed a ‘smart battery isolator’ split charge instead of a b2b charger. The alternator was replaced a couple of months ago. The van has been throwing up a stop start error for a while and...
  3. M

    Leisure battery charging - what voltage means it’s full?

    Checked the leisure battery earlier today via the usb sockets. They were reading 11.9v. Thought it wise to hook up and put some charge into the leisure battery. It's been on for the best part of the day and now reads 12.9v. Maybe a daft question, but when is there enough juice in the battery so...
  4. M

    Battery Optimser

    Hi Is it safe to use a battery optimiser on a 2018 T6 (The type that you can connect to the battery while it is still fitted to the van) I was wondering if it would confuse the monitoring as I assume that it could charge the battery beyond the usual 80% and also potentially back drive any...
  5. Widdzuk

    Electric hookup charger Rating Question

    Hi. I’m looking at a charger for when I’m on EHU. I’m looking charging a200ah lithium battery and originally thought about the blue smart ip22 12/30 charger Am I right in thinking the 30A would trip the EHU as they are only generally rated for 10/16A load? Would be it better to use a 12/10...
  6. JTT6

    Charging an EcoFlow Delta

    Evening all, I am looking at 240v power options for the van, and rather than a traditional split charge/leisure battery, I have been looking at removable batteries like the Ecoflow Delta / Goal Zero Yeti 1000x. I'm a photographer so having power I can take out of the van on shoots would be...
  7. M

    Trickle Charge - Is it this easy?

    So I have a Sterling DC to DC B2B charger and have bought an AMT 12-2 to keep the starter battery topped up (Leisure Battery topped up by separate solar). Is it as simple as connecting the AMT 12-2 to the connectors in the Sterling unit labelled 5, 4 and 3 or am I a clueless :rolleyes: AMT
  8. markob

    Victron Blue Smart 12V / 15A Charger - Fit next to battery?

    Sorry if this has been answered before.. Is it possible to mount the above charger (or the 25a version) next to the main battery under the bonnet ?
  9. kn0bby

    CTEK 250SA - not charging starter battery

    So it was my understanding that the 250SA should charge the starter battery as well as the leisure battery when the leisure battery is full. Current demand on the leisure battery is dash cam on all the time, Wi-Fi modem and GSM module for my Webasto heater Right now the leisure battery is...
  10. T

    Battery charger tripping MCB. Any ideas?

    Hi, I’ve just fitted a leisure battery and charger, along with EHU, consumer unit and two 240v sockets to my van. It’s a small consumer unit with 1x40 amp RCD and 2 MCBs. I’ve hooked the two sockets up to the 16A MCB and cut the plug off the charger (Victron Energy Blue Smart IP65 Charger - 12V...
  11. joe_j_barnes

    Trickle charging when solar panels are covered in winter

    Hi newbie question my van is due this week and I’ve built an area on my drive where the van will reside. the van will have solar and am thinking of covering when not in use as plan to use weekends mainly I’ve had some power sockets fitted with a view to plug into EHU. do I then buy a noco...
  12. alter

    charged battery yes?

    .... reading a German Forum, it was advised not to obsessively charge the batteries, both of the motor and of the free time .., in order not to stress them unnecessarily .... this theory contrasts with what I do ... I have the possibility to connect my Ocean to a 220 socket and therefore often...
  13. Lord Mfwic

    Can I charge main battery from mobile solar panel?

    Hi, I won't be using my van for a few weeks so I wanted to top up the battery from my mobile solar panels. I have the magic box the solar came with and also came with crocodile clips. I believe the battery has some little box of tricks attached to it that reads the charge in and out so its not...
  14. Shanz

    One Charger to recharge vehicle battery which will then charge leisure battery?

    Hi All, I have have read many posts on here about charging 2 batteries and now my head is fried. I have a T6, 16 plate and after reading about VSRs and the new alternator charging technology, I understand my existing Split Charge VSR is doing nothing to charge my leisure battery. Am I correct...
  15. moodsterT6

    Victron MPPT under bonnet?

    Anyone have or considered fitting a Victron MPPT under the bonnet? specifically in the battery compartment which in my case is a T6 Caravelle. I’ve done some research, a thread on the Victron community forum states they don’t recommend it due to heat and its IP44 rating but I would argue it can...
  16. Dellmassive

    Seat Base Electric + EHU + Solar Install + Charger + DC-DC -- How We Done it --

    Seat Base Electric + EHU + Solar Install + Charger + DC-DC -- How We Done it -- id like to build a thread showing what's possible as regards to seat base builds. lets post a collection of our electrical installs, be it in the seat base or rear conversion. just EHU or SCR/VSR, charger, DC-DC...
  17. A

    Main Vehicle Battery - Trickle Charger Recommendation

    Anyone any recommendations for a mains battery charger i.e. charging the starter battery on\off the van, not a built in leisure battery charger? Can't move the van cos the battery's now flat as a pancake and my old charger is bust. Some of the ones on Amazon look a bit weedy but I want to get...
  18. moodsterT6

    Charging Starter and Leisure batteries with same charger - Victron

    Hi, Inspired by @Deaky build post, I was planning on installing a Victron IP65 Smart charger next to the Starter Battery and a 2nd one to charge the Leisure batter (110AH AGM). I've discovered the CTEK D250SE will still charge the leisure battery as long as the volts on the starter battery are...
  19. Sooty6.1

    OK to leave leisure battery on permanent trickle charge between trips?

    Hi, I’d be grateful for some advice please. My husband used to deal with all the technical stuff when we had a motorhome, but he passed away suddenly in 2019 and I’m mustering up the courage to embark on some solo travel in a T6.1 which is shortly to be converted. Basically, in between trips my...
  20. Dave Mac

    Leisure battery charging when van not in use.

    Well which one? I need it to be fully automatic, so when I plug in the hook up that’s it, I don’t want to have it on display or have to rummage it in cupboard to to turn the thing on or to the right settings. All suggestions are welcome, I’m not having much luck in my search. Cheers.
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