Leisure battery charging

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  1. Jake

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    When it comes to charging my battery I always use the lowest amps on my smart charger, it ranges from 2-8 amps in increments of 2's,

    So I charge it at 2 Amps, but i can't remember where I read to do this,

    I was told it's much better to charge leisure battery's at a low rate for health of the battery, anyone else do this?
     
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    I do mine on 4 amps as its the lowest setting on mine, seems to work ok.
     
  4. Trickle charge baby! Also better for battery health if you have **** loads of amp hours and just dip into them when you're using. So they say. I've always hammered leisure batteries though.
     
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    I have no idea as mines connected to the vans battery via an alternator......would be interested to find out how it charges but wouldn't know how to find out.
     
  6. Soap

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    All depends on the condition of both batteries and alternator, there is no
    fixed charge rate with an alternator apart from the voltage regulator max output.
    http://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/split-charging.html

    Its probably not a bad idea to check battery and alternator condition yourself
    from time to time with a multi meter.
    http://www.aa1car.com/library/charging_checks.htm
     
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    Sounds like the right idea then, low Amp charge rate for a healthy battery!
     
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