Leisure Battery Chargers

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  1. Dc23

    Dc23 Newcomer
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    Can anyone give any advice on a leisure battery charger for a 75AH leisure battery,
    Im at a complete loss as to which one to buy. does anyone have any reccomendations .. please.
    DC,
     
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  2. bluemonkey

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    normall car battery, them connect up to split relay
     
  3. Dc23

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    dont want it charging off the van battery, want it separate, so need a charger
    thanks anyway
     
  4. Dc23

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    you in cormwall blue ??
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    yea, a normal car battery should be ok where r u
     
  6. rcproperty

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    Yer a normal car battery charger will do it. Why wouldn't u want a split relay charger on it?
     
  7. spruce

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    Personally, I would go the intelligent leisure battery charger if I were you. Halfords have them.

    I use a Numax 10 amp charger (motorhome) that will charge a leisure battery to a size of 135amps. I'm not an expert on leisure battery charging, but the experts tell us that an intelligent charger will charge a leisure battery differently to a car battery charger and will give the leisure battery a fuller charge.

    I do know from personal experience that a company by the name of Sterling was given the contact of upgrading all NHS ambulances to intelligent controllers in their vehicles as the standard alternator with standard split charge relays wasn't keeping up with battery useage of emergency equipment and their auxillary batteries (leisure batteries) were going flat and putting lives at risk.

    Intelligent chargers have a totally different charging profile when compared to standard chargers. An ordinary battery charger will work ok, but an intelligent charger is better.
     
  8. spruce

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    Like RC has asked. Why wouldn't you also want a SCR connected up as well?

    A SCR for me is probably a waste of time TBH but I still have one as a backup. It usually takes us 10 minutes to work and back, so the SCR doesn't replace much of what we take out during the day (14 amps out - 2.5amps in from alternator). My first leisure battery suddenly started to fail after 3.5 years and found I could let the engine run to charge it enough for each house while I waited for a replacement to come the next day.
     
  9. rcproperty

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    Yer this is why I have a solar panel trickle charger on it to help to keep leisure battery topped up a bit as this is always charging as soon as it light, so at weekends when I'm not using pumps it has 2 good days of charge.
     
  10. bluemonkey

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    why not just use a normal car battery as well
     
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