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Recently bought the facelift compact 225 that arrives Monday. Is it simple to install? Also how long will the battery last until u need to charge? Also is it simple to remove the battery?

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1 minute ago, sascha said:

Recently bought the facelift compact 225 that arrives Monday. Is it simple to install? Also how long will the battery last until u need to charge? Also is it simple to remove the battery?

You should ask the company you bought it from, they should have this info at hand. 

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On 27/11/2020 at 15:27, Part Timer said:

You should ask the company you bought it from, they should have this info at hand. 

I looked into this system. Best to get split relay fitted imo.  Can get it fitted at Billericay.  Then your up n running.

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On 27/11/2020 at 15:24, sascha said:

Recently bought the facelift compact 225 that arrives Monday. Is it simple to install? Also how long will the battery last until u need to charge? Also is it simple to remove the battery?

Hi, I got it fitted by the recommended installer from Facelift. Also got the split relay fitted so never have to worry about charge. I'd recommend both unless you're particularly handy with electricals/mechanics 

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2 hours ago, NathanS said:

Hi, I got it fitted by the recommended installer from Facelift. Also got the split relay fitted so never have to worry about charge. I'd recommend both unless you're particularly handy with electricals/mechanics 

I wouldn’t say you won’t ever need to worry about charging again , it all depends how many miles you drive per day ,and what amp hour battery you have ,and what you are running off it . We could never charge our batteries that way running 3 pumps , 9 kw boiler and 2 electric hose reels per van , but if just one pump and big battery you might be lucky .

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On 30/11/2020 at 16:22, Pjj said:

I wouldn’t say you won’t ever need to worry about charging again , it all depends how many miles you drive per day ,and what amp hour battery you have ,and what you are running off it . We could never charge our batteries that way running 3 pumps , 9 kw boiler and 2 electric hose reels per van , but if just one pump and big battery you might be lucky .

Yeah that's a fair point. But was thinking that since this is only a 225l tank, it's going to be less taxing on the battery. From using the 325l system with an electric reel I've not had any issues with charge as yet, even when doing fairly compact work. Can't comment on Ah of battery though, honestly I never paid attention to it. 

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37 minutes ago, NathanS said:

Yeah that's a fair point. But was thinking that since this is only a 225l tank, it's going to be less taxing on the battery. From using the 325l system with an electric reel I've not had any issues with charge as yet, even when doing fairly compact work. Can't comment on Ah of battery though, honestly I never paid attention to it. 

Obviously the size of tank doesn’t affect the battery but hours of pump usage and number of times the reel is used will , I would still keep an eye on it and charge it  regularly from the mains , if it is regularly discharged to much it will drastically reduce the battery life . 

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I have a facelift 450 compact with split charge installed - have to say (touch wood) it’s been a great system for me. Never let me down in 2 yrs - I don’t drive a ton of miles and never had a battery problem from it. I went to Wales to get it installed at the workshop at window cleaning warehouse - tbh it’s quite a lengthy process to install correctly - depends how secure you want it in the van in terms of fixings - the guys used a good amount of specialist kit to do the installation - of course it’s do-able just depends how handy you are, what your tool kits like and if you have a decent setup of ramp / good dry area to work on your van in. Would imagine the 225 is gonna be easier bc it’s smaller than the 450. Good luck. 

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