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Hi all

 

I have a question.

I know I am being lazy now, but I am on the computer and I thought I would ask.

And it would save me a Journey to the Caravan shop.

 

Is there a Charger that I can get to charge the battery for our Caravan.

I have charged the battery on my car charger, it seems to hold the charge, but when I went to the C & CC F O L in September, it was so nearly dead.

Towsure came to the rescue with a cable from Car to Caravan, did the job for the two days.

I will be getting a new battery for next season, but if it will help I will get a new charger also.

 

Any help will be appreciated

 

Peter

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Hi all

 

I have a question.

I know I am being lazy now, but I am on the computer and I thought I would ask.

And it would save me a Journey to the Caravan shop.

 

Is there a Charger that I can get to charge the battery for our Caravan.

I have charged the battery on my car charger, it seems to hold the charge, but when I went to the C & CC  F O L in September, it was so nearly dead.

Towsure came to the rescue with a cable from Car to Caravan, did the job for the two days.

I will be getting a new battery for next season, but if it will help I will get a new charger also.

 

Any help will be appreciated

 

Peter

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Whats wrong with the charger in the caravan ?

 

Steve

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Peter & Steve, go here and follow the thread and various links for info. on battery chargers.

 

As you'll see there, most "caravan" battery chargers are cr@p. Follow the example of canal boats etc. for decent charging systems.

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Peter & Steve, go here and follow the thread and various links for info. on battery chargers.

 

As you'll see there, most "caravan" battery chargers are cr@p.   Follow the example of canal boats etc. for decent charging systems.

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Again I will ask, Whats wrong with the caravan charger ?

 

And re the 2/3 stage chargers, they are just a rip off all

you need is a 13. 8V regulated power supply and that will

do just fine

 

and dont forget the "chargers" wont supply power for the

equipment in the van

 

Steve

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Again I will ask, Whats wrong with the caravan charger ?

 

And re the 2/3 stage chargers, they are just a rip off all

you need is a 13. 8V regulated power supply and that will

do just fine

 

and dont forget the "chargers" wont supply power for the

equipment in the van

 

Steve

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Steve, if you read all the thread and their links you'll see you're incorrect.

 

The Sterling, and other similar chargers, (Waeco, Mobytronic, Moore Power etc.) ALSO act as 12V power supplies, only taking any power from the 'van battery when the current capacity of the unit is exceeded.

 

13. 8V will NOT fully charge a lead-acid battery, and also leads to premature sulphation and demise of the battery. This has been discussed in several other threads.

 

A clever charger by Novitec, using 17V over-voltage pulses, megapulse.jpg can supposedly bring a battery back from the 'dead', according to tests in a French Caravan Mag.

 

see here for explanation. And now only ~52€

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Whats wrong with the charger in the caravan ?

 

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Hi steve

 

When we got to the camping club meet i tried the electrics, (lights) they didn't really come on, they just got lower and lower.

I don't know how old the battery is, but it had been charged up before we went.

We had the gas bottles fully charge, as we knew that all battery would do was lights( that is being realistic), also we used a gas kettle.

We were only there for three nights, so we should have been ok.

Towsure helped us out, with a power lead from car to caravan.

It was lucky they had a retail tent at the show.

 

I am going to get a new battery for next season, but I don't want to be buying a new one every year, due to a faulty charger in the caravan.

 

Peter

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