Show us ya batteries

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by reliable chris, Feb 21, 2015.

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  1. reliable chris

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    hi guys
    had a **** week last week , clutch went on the van . and with an MOT pending needing loads of work, decided to get a new one. so 6 grand later with a 3 year loan , got a new ( ish ) one.
    I'm just kitting it out now. and was wondering the best way of securing the battery.
    In the last van I boxed it in but that was a pain in the **** cos I take it out every night to charge it up.
    Any photos/ ideas would be greatly appreciated..
     
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  2. ♠Winp®oClean♠

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    I run my pump direct from the van's own battery but........ in your situation I would just hold it in place via some screw down pipe clips or small pieces of wood etc. I wouldn't box it in or anything to that extent.
     
  3. Smurf

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    Sorry to hear about your van reliable chris as unforeseen expense like that we can all do without.
    It seems popular now on framed tanks to have it on a shelf built into the frame strapped in.
     
  4. SPCleaning

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    Not the best picture I know. Under the small square of ply sits my 115ah battery. It never leaves the van as it is charged via a smart relay from my van battery. Secured with a ratchet strap.

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  5. jimmyboots

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    Here's mine in the blue box down the side of the tank

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    Mine is wired with a smart relay too. I dont use the van mount every day so the battery stays fully charged.

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    Heres similar battery
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Leisure-B...017?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item540e37f4b9

    Heres relays
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?...ARGE+RELAY+KIT+-+30+AMP+/12V&_id=161165785517

    Also, Ive got one of these wired so I can see exact condition of Battery
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?...oltage+Panel+Meter+Voltmeter&_id=251274901941
     
  6. Keir999

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    Ive just screwed down some wooden batons into a rectangular shape around the battery. Lift it in / out and it never slides around. Simple but works.
     
  7. reliable chris

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    Cheers guys,
    all very helpful stuff, hopefully will get it sorted Monday and get back out shining..
     
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    sp, is that your bed, looks warm and comfy with all them duvets
     
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