I am now ready to install a leisure battery.
I thought I had decided on a CTEK Dual, but now am looking for alternatives.
I would like it to have the option to input from a solar panel for ease of future installation.
What options are there/what would you recommend?
I'm new to the forum and have my first question... I bought a T6 camper about a month ago. It's come with a few teething problems, one of which was the split charge system being a VSR... So after reading through the forum I've swapped it (and the dead leisure battery) for a victron...
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:
Some advice please on my viltron smart non isolated charger.
I have this installer about a year now and its always been working fine , keeping the leisure battery topped up.
As we are going away next week I decided to run the fridge and check its working ok, we last used it in November and...
I see this topic has been approached a couple of times, but I’m looking for some specific guidance to enable me to replace my existing VSR with a CTEK 250SE.
So, I’m aware I need to create a ignition feed and run it to my new charger. The existing VSR says it’s ‘ignition protected’...
I am planning the electrics for my new vehicle (when it arrives soon) and I have a question about charging.
I will have:
150W of solar
30A DC-DC charger.
110Ah LifePo leisure battery.
My question relates to the DC-DC and the connection of the solar controller:
Whilst I initially wanted to use...
Appreciate without seeing / knowing further info a difficult one but just any ideas...
Camper is hooked up to Camp site electrics - Electrics box in Camper shows power is connected and all good.
However just come to start van - ignition on fine but just won't start - rapid clicking noise...
Hi all. Fitting a sterling b2b charger and the manual states both the aux battery and b2b charger should be seperately earthed directly back to the starter battery (not via the chassis). In my case the aux battery and charger are both at back of the van so would mean running two separate earths...
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...
Hi all, first post here and just looking for some advice before I get stuck into pulling my van apart. Done some research already, just need someone to tell me if I’m doing it all wrong or some reassurance from someone who has already done it.
I have a T6 conversion by Redline, and recently...
I installed my leisure battery today along with a Victron Orion B2B charger, looking at the manual it suggests I don’t need to run a signal cable to the fuse. I ran the cable anyway as I was not aware of this at the time.
Does anyone have experience of using the fuse cable vs not...
Just looking at chargers and wondered if getting a REDARC BCDC1240D - 40A DC-DC Charger & MPPT Solar Controller would future proof my van for a while allowing me to add as I go, any suggestions, either this unit or another more suitable?
having not used The van for 3 weeks,and only use it on weekends Or every other in normal times!..the starter battery was down to 11.8v so I decided on utilising my fixed solar panel on my pop top as a permanent fit & forgot solution to maintain the starter battery,I also wanted to utilise this...
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.
Hi, I’ve got my ctek 250 set for agm battery which as I understand should be 14.7v
the bmv says 14.99v and has fluctuatedto just over 15v When charging with engine running.
is this ok or is something amiss? Thanks rob.
Yesterday I noticed something that I hadn't seen before. Probably because I have the drivers seat out for another job and noticed it but thought I'd check.
I had EHU connected which was powering a Victron Energy IP22 12\15. This was charging the leisure battery.
I also had a Victron Energy...
So I’ve decided to keep the leisure battery under the drivers seat, can I see Pictures of your setups, how it’s been mounted and where you have mounted your dc-dc, fuses etc.
I was thinking of a ply pannel on the back of the drivers seat metal work low down...
So with the current situation my camper isn’t coming out of the garage much which has made me think about maintaining the starter battery.
I already have a Victron 30a charger to charge my twin leisure battery setup but have been thinking about changing it for a triple output Victron instead...