Connecting Pump To Van Battery

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  1. Lukeey

    Lukeey Member
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    Hi there
    Just wanting to hear from people their opinions and ideas of the best way to connect my shurflo pump to a battery supply.
    At the mo I have connected it to my vans battery adding it from the light connection in the back of the van but hear that this is not a good idea, plus every 10 minutes of it working it disconnects and need to be restarted to get it working(something to do with a trip wire on the vans onboard computer to stop wasting battery power).
    Any ideas would be great.
    (Currently have the new shape VW Caddy but Im selling this for a VW Transporter in the next month- not sure whether it might change anyones ideas?



    Thanks for reading! :)

    Lukeey
     
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  2. gto

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    run a fused wire straight from the battery, then to a relay and switch in the back.
    halford will have all the bits for about £15 max
     
  3. Lukeey

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  4. rcproperty

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    Ideally I would use a separate battery for it! be better all round!
     
  5. Belfastcleaning

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    Deep cycle leisure battery, with split charge relay then run in from the van battery.. I was told a 20 amp will do be enough for a days work, others prefer 85amp..
     
  6. rcproperty

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    i got a 120amp leisure batterty in my van, with a split charger on and a trickle solar panel for when the engine is not running it still charging! i run 2 100psi shurflo pumps off that, I fitted in the van 6 month ago, never been taken out for a charge!!!!
     
  7. Lukeey

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    Cheers :) this has help me a great deal
     
  8. Lukeey

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    Any recommended brands for the 120 amp battery?
     
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    good luck to what ever route u take, just make sure u use a 10amp fuse before your pump!
     
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