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About TonyJover

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  1. Oh gee, here we go again. 13. 8V WILL FULLY CHARGE a 12V lead-acid battery. Not 80%, not 90%, but 100% FULLY CHARGED. It will just take a little longer than a higher voltage charger. The lower voltage has the advantage of treating the battery gently and thereby maximising it's life. Once the battery is 100% charged its draw from the charger will only be in the order of 1A or less. This is a so-called 'trickle charge'. The current going into a battery on absorption charge is dictated by the battery, not the charger. By the way, I am unaware of any charger on sale anywhere in the world that will attempt to charge a battery at 12. 8V. Tony
  2. Well, it depends 😉 http://smartgauge. co. uk/chargesize. html Tony
  3. Any charger that does either of the above is faulty. Unless the charger is broken (putting out a high voltage) it is the battery that dictates when the charge should 'stop' (it never actually stops, just reduces to sufficient to cover self-discharge). Any site that declares that a car charger 'charges too fast' isn't worth the electrons used to create it. Tony
  4. While I was at school the direction of current flow changed twice! It's positive to negative. No, it's negative to positive. Hang on everyone, as you were, it's positive to negative. .. Tell you what, let's call one of them "Conventional Current" and the other one "Electron Flow"...
  5. TonyJover


    Yes, I knew that. Regards, ML07 EZW
  6. They refused with me too. The previous owner hadn't registered the lock (wheel in this case), they wrote to him (I gave them his details) he didn't reply and that was that.
  7. Who says that? As long as the charger is either a true 3 stage charger or a maintenance charger, either of which will result in a 13. 6-13. 8V 'trickle' charge for extended charging, the charger can be left connected 24/7 and will ensure maximum battery life. Tony
  8. Yes, I think that after all the arcing he should really replace the socket on the end of the cable.
  9. Nope. It's just what Lead Acid batteries sometimes do when they die. When you say 'generator' are you charging the battery from the 12V output? If so, then you'd be far better off buying a small 240V charger. If you're just powering the van's EHU from the generator then no problem.
  10. DT - he may have done even though only very slightly however with it being replaced in a couple of days why would it matter?
  11. 12. 6V is more-or-less fully charged. However, I would still put it on a charger prior to taking it to the van if it was mine just to be on the safe side.
  12. Just a thought but maybe you could pick up a broken cream ABS panel panel from a caravan breakers for next to nothing. After cleaning it up you could use that for your ABS glue.
  13. Does it just pull away in 2nd? That's what some Jags do when you press the 'snow' button. You could always do that yourself of course b
  14. So nick this one then lol http://www. 4wdadventurers. com/showthread. php?212-12-volt-Battery-State-of-Charge-Guide
  15. Trouble is the attitude that polite education often engenders. I'm only too grateful if someone educates me on anything I didn't previously know (not necessarily connected to caravanning) and if I do already know then I'll politely tell them why I'm breaking the 'rule'. Unfortunately that attitude has not been reciprocated on the odd occasion I've tried to help. So now I generally don't bother, particularly when my introduction to someone has been a tutt. Tony
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