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hi, on aswift 550 2004, with twin elecrics, will i be charging van up as i drive, do i set switch to car/van or in the middle position ? can you set power to come off car battery when parked up,thanks rod

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hi, on aswift 550 2004, with twin elecrics, will i be charging van up as i drive, do i set switch to car/van or in the middle position ? can you set power to come off car battery when parked up,thanks rod

 

Hi Rodie

I think you have answered half your own question, but if the car is wired correctley, yes it will charge the caravan battery,and does not matter where the switch is set, and when you park up the switch should be in the "caravan" position to draw from the the caravan, and "car" position is from the car !

 

One thing I must say make sure the wiring on the car is up to the mark, suggest something like 4mm cable(Minimum) from the car battery and not from say a rear power socket

 

Radiotwo

Steve - Land Cruiser Amazon Auto + Pageant Series 5 Champagne

The match between car and caravan is perfect in accordance with a mix of European standards. However, according to the British Towing Code the percentage (loaded caravan / kerbweight tow car) is 49%.

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Be careful when switching to car when parked . . a lot of people have found the car wouldn't start when they next tried . .

 

I think the facility was put in for those folk who don't have a 'van battery . .

 

More modern 'vans have the stupid system of automatically switching to car when parked up and connected to the car . . designers following an idea to its illogical conclusion. I have put a relay in mine to prevent this happening

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Be careful when switching to car when parked . . a lot of people have found the car wouldn't start when they next tried . .

 

I think the facility was put in for those folk who don't have a 'van battery . .

 

More modern 'vans have the stupid system of automatically switching to car when parked up and connected to the car . . designers following an idea to its illogical conclusion. I have put a relay in mine to prevent this happening

 

Hi Taid

 

The easy solution is to just unplug the 12S rather than wire a relay into the system.

 

 

Just a question Taid, have you just joined the ARCC ?

 

Radiotwo

Steve - Land Cruiser Amazon Auto + Pageant Series 5 Champagne

The match between car and caravan is perfect in accordance with a mix of European standards. However, according to the British Towing Code the percentage (loaded caravan / kerbweight tow car) is 49%.

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Hi Rodie

I think you have answered half your own question, but if the car is wired correctley, yes it will charge the caravan battery,and does not matter where the switch is set, and when you park up the switch should be in the "caravan" position to draw from the the caravan, and "car" position is from the car !

 

One thing I must say make sure the wiring on the car is up to the mark, suggest something like 4mm cable(Minimum) from the car battery and not from say a rear power socket

 

Radiotwo

the tow bar had been done properly and a seperate supply to battery, thanks for your help
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the tow bar had been done properly and a seperate supply to battery, thanks for your help

 

By who ? not a towbar fitter I hope, they are the worse

 

Radiotwo

Steve - Land Cruiser Amazon Auto + Pageant Series 5 Champagne

The match between car and caravan is perfect in accordance with a mix of European standards. However, according to the British Towing Code the percentage (loaded caravan / kerbweight tow car) is 49%.

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