battery charged from van or not?

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  1. paul1

    paul1 Well-Known Member
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    Hi, been trying to sort my van mount out been asked if want the battery to be connected to van to charge when van running etc what would you all recommend? This way or separate?

    Also which hose reel please?

    Cheers
     
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  2. Alien Human

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    Personally I would get it connected mate.

    That's the option I have always gone for and its just 'one less thing to worry about'

    Although, I have recently learnt from others on this forum that even if you do get it connected your supposed to take it out every now and again and charge up in the house..........something that I have never done......yet :D
     
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  3. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    make sure its setup with split relay and not just wired to it
    and even still i have mine connected take it out once a week for a good charge as only doing bout 10 miles a day not enough to charge it
     
  4. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    How much does it cost to get a split relay installed etc or how much to d.i.y one?
    i take my small batteries out everynight to charge. Next step is bigger batt but looking for anew van first then build a nice system.
     
  5. peter rogers

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    cost me 50 quid fitted by autospark but found they there a easy diy with videos online
     
  6. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Might have to look into that then, remembering to charge battery is one of the main headaches i have a long with filling tank up.
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Cost £18 for a split charge off of eBay.

    If you can wire a plug you can wire a split charge. I will take a pic of mine tomorrow and explain it more clearly but honestly don't waste money paying someone to do it for you.
     
  8. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    ok mate, which split charge did you get, the ones on ebay i can see look a bit more expensive but not sure what im looking for
     
  9. Jake

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    Solar panel, more efficient and always trickle charging,

    Split relay is only worth it if you do Longer journeys...
     
  10. Tuffers

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    I bought a controller with charging system installed.
     
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