Running 2 poles

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Shaun1977, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. Shaun1977

    Shaun1977 Forum Addict
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    About to set another pole away from my van system and just wanting to pick you guys brains as to best and cheapest method. Do I defo have to run 2 pumps and controllers?

    Also is there a way to run a charge to my battery to charge it without connecting to my alternator ?

    Sorry if I'm sounding like a cheap skate but I'm only starting out and have pumped most savings into it


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  2. badbusdriver

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    Sorry Shaun, no idea what you mean by your 1st question?!.
    As for your 2nd question, i have my pump controller wired directly to my van battery, and i dont have any problems. My pump controller can be wired to a leasure battery too if i felt i needed it, in which case my van battery would keep the leasure battery charged up. :)
     
  3. Shaun1977

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    How is it wired direct to van battery mate does it not run van battery down
     
  4. neil_09

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    Mine is also wired directly to the van,
    Only ever run the batt dead once and that was my fault from the ***ht befor leavin inside light on.
    For £70 the local auto leccy man will wired up a second battery so this doesnt happen again.

    As for pumps im pritty sure youll need two pumps
     
  5. mark m

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    Not sure if this helps but if you use a split relay off your car battery it will keep you leisure battery full of charge and one pump will keep 2 pole going
     
  6. bluemonkey

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    i had a split relay fitted it blew with in a week, had a other fitted that blew with in a week, now i just wired a cable to the battery and it seems fine
     
  7. badbusdriver

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    The pump controller i bought had the necessary wiring included, and as for running the battery down, no, it has never happened. I have one street where i have the van parked up and i spend from 9am-12noon cleaning windows, never any problem starting afterwards. You will need a pump controller though, going straight from your battery to a pump may be asking too much.
    Vivaro's have the battery under the passenger seat if memory serves, so it will be a lot easier for you. Mine had to be routed from the engine compartment, which was a bit of a faff, but i managed ok.
     
  8. Shaun1977

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    What is benefits of using leisure battery over a normal heavy duty one?


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  9. badbusdriver

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    A leasure battery is designed to be recharged repeatedly, a normal battery, heavy duty or otherwise, is not. So using it like this will wear it out much quicker than an equivalent leasure battery. But as mentioned, with a pump controller (which you should have anyway) you wouldnt have any problems wiring to your van battery unless it is is already knackered. :)
     
  10. Shaun1977

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    For brand new van battery on it so shouldn't be problem
     
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