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  1. The sargent px300 instructions says it provides power to leisure equipment whilst charging the battery but how does it work? It connects to the battery just like any other smart charger so whats the differience? Thanks!
  2. Thanks very much for the recomendedation. As I didnt want to load my Cadet 10 caravan up with heavy batteries, they are locate in a removable storage box which I keep in my transit van with a lead running to the caravan.
  3. Hi all. I have a built a standard leisure battery system which sits in my vehicle and powers my 1980s caravan. I have 2x 130ah batteries with a split charge relay installed along with a solar charge controller. Everything works great. It would be great to be able to plug into the hookup on site and charge the batteries whilst still powering my caravan. I know that a regular 12v charger is not the right tool for the job and I also know that some sort of 12v power supply/charger is needed which most newer caravans hsve fitted as standard. I've read in some places that t
  4. Thanks for the replies. These heaters take 5 mins to start up and shut down so they can't be switched on and off by a thermostat, only up and down. The lowest setting is too powerful. I have found very little on the topic other than a few threads where people have run the units on a lower fuel to fan speed ratio but it affects efficency and can soot up the burner. I decided to invest in a bilge fan to blow fresh air into the caravan along with the heat..this way I should be able to balance the temperature. Thanks anyway.
  5. Hi everyone I have a chinese diesel heater and I am thrilled with it. Fantastic bit it kit. The only issue is its too powerful for my 10 foot Cadet caravan...even on its lowest setting. The controllers are able to be overwritten within its advanced settings which are protected with a pincode. Settings you can override are pump frequency, fan speed, voltage etc. The minimum factory fuel pump pulse rate i believe is 1.4hz. The advanced setting allow this to be changed to a minimum of 0.8hz. My questions is to any experts with one of these units.....if I low
  6. The fridge is a camping gaz internation and I think its a t618 model. But I'm sure this is an after market bodged up control unit. I may make a new one but I cant see where I can buy one of those push ignitor buttons which connects to a bicycle style cable.
  7. Thanks for the info. Maybe one of you guys can help me figure out how the igniter button is supposed to be configured. This dodgy looking control box has a button which pulls on a cable operating the gas bypass and piezo igniter. But how is the cable meant to connect into the mechanism. Maybe its missing parts. Anyone have an example picture or diagram? Cheers!
  8. I resolved this 5 minutes after posting! The thermister wasn't positioned far enough into the flame. After a reposition and a clean, its working.
  9. Hi all I have picked up an old 3 way fridge. 230v works fine, 12v also works fine as the rear element gets nice and hot. The gas side of things works ok except the flame will not stay alight. The fridge looks like it has an aftermarket control box and the wiring looks all chopped about. Anyhow, I can light the fridge using the piezo igniter and can keep it lit by holding the button in. I hold for as long as 1 minute, enough time for the thermistor "I think that's what it's called" to heat up but the flame goes out when I release. I know that the thermistor is working correctly as
  10. How do you think the ctek will perform if 2x 120ah batteries are connected to it? Will it just take twice as long to achieve each stage or will the smart features be lost 🤔
  11. No it has a side door only. 10 foot long in total.
  12. I haven't picked it up yet but its my grandads who can no longer use it. And I'm afraid he has chopped and bodged it about very badly so its already a little spoiled however still very pleasing. I am going to strip out his deadly electrics he has installed and make it usable off grid but thats it. The rest of the improvements will be cosmetic, trying to keep it as standard as possible. Its very light at only 595kg so other than these 2 batteries, it won't have anything else substantial in it when driving. My van will take the bulk of my stuff. The payload limit will hopefully be on a plate s
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