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  • #126675
    vixen_fix
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    I must say I find your
    I must say I find your rambles inspiring! I am going to find myself in the exact same boat and your questions are as ‘daft’ as mine so thank you so making it normal! (I wouldn’t say they’re daft anyhu 😀 ) I’m sorry I can’t offer any advice, however, I wish you all the best and will read intently on your acheivements.

    #126676
    vixen_fix
    Participant

    I must say I find your
    I must say I find your rambles inspiring! I am going to find myself in the exact same boat and your questions are as ‘daft’ as mine so thank you so making it normal! (I wouldn’t say they’re daft anyhu 😀 ) I’m sorry I can’t offer any advice, however, I wish you all the best and will read intently on your acheivements.

    #126680
    vixen_fix
    Participant

    I must say I find your
    I must say I find your rambles inspiring! I am going to find myself in the exact same boat and your questions are as ‘daft’ as mine so thank you so making it normal! (I wouldn’t say they’re daft anyhu 😀 ) I’m sorry I can’t offer any advice, however, I wish you all the best and will read intently on your acheivements.

    #126684
    vixen_fix
    Participant

    I must say I find your
    I must say I find your rambles inspiring! I am going to find myself in the exact same boat and your questions are as ‘daft’ as mine so thank you so making it normal! (I wouldn’t say they’re daft anyhu 😀 ) I’m sorry I can’t offer any advice, however, I wish you all the best and will read intently on your acheivements.

    #126685
    vixen_fix
    Participant

    I must say I find your
    I must say I find your rambles inspiring! I am going to find myself in the exact same boat and your questions are as ‘daft’ as mine so thank you so making it normal! (I wouldn’t say they’re daft anyhu 😀 ) I’m sorry I can’t offer any advice, however, I wish you all the best and will read intently on your acheivements.

    #126698
    Deb
    Participant

    another ramble
    electrics …..a quick,easy,safe way needed.
    I was thinking buy leisure battery,charge it at home,can then be used to run cool box,any idea how long the battery would last for ?
    If i then buy tent hook up with 4 plugs i can charge the leisure battery,mobile phone,camera,run laptop ? But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ? I’ve never used hook up before.
    I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?
    I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?
    Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?
    Am i making things complicated for myself!
    Sorry if i have asked some daft questions, i just don’t want to take chances.

    I will post links of the items i am thinking of using in case i have explained it all badly ! Well i was going to post links but it wont let me,says something about spam detected but im a vegetarian !
    thank you for listening !

    #126693
    Deb
    Participant

    another ramble
    electrics …..a quick,easy,safe way needed.
    I was thinking buy leisure battery,charge it at home,can then be used to run cool box,any idea how long the battery would last for ?
    If i then buy tent hook up with 4 plugs i can charge the leisure battery,mobile phone,camera,run laptop ? But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ? I’ve never used hook up before.
    I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?
    I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?
    Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?
    Am i making things complicated for myself!
    Sorry if i have asked some daft questions, i just don’t want to take chances.

    I will post links of the items i am thinking of using in case i have explained it all badly ! Well i was going to post links but it wont let me,says something about spam detected but im a vegetarian !
    thank you for listening !

    #126690
    Deb
    Participant

    another ramble
    electrics …..a quick,easy,safe way needed.
    I was thinking buy leisure battery,charge it at home,can then be used to run cool box,any idea how long the battery would last for ?
    If i then buy tent hook up with 4 plugs i can charge the leisure battery,mobile phone,camera,run laptop ? But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ? I’ve never used hook up before.
    I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?
    I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?
    Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?
    Am i making things complicated for myself!
    Sorry if i have asked some daft questions, i just don’t want to take chances.

    I will post links of the items i am thinking of using in case i have explained it all badly ! Well i was going to post links but it wont let me,says something about spam detected but im a vegetarian !
    thank you for listening !

    #126688
    Deb
    Participant

    another ramble
    electrics …..a quick,easy,safe way needed.
    I was thinking buy leisure battery,charge it at home,can then be used to run cool box,any idea how long the battery would last for ?
    If i then buy tent hook up with 4 plugs i can charge the leisure battery,mobile phone,camera,run laptop ? But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ? I’ve never used hook up before.
    I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?
    I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?
    Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?
    Am i making things complicated for myself!
    Sorry if i have asked some daft questions, i just don’t want to take chances.

    I will post links of the items i am thinking of using in case i have explained it all badly ! Well i was going to post links but it wont let me,says something about spam detected but im a vegetarian !
    thank you for listening !

    #126687
    Deb
    Participant

    another ramble
    electrics …..a quick,easy,safe way needed.
    I was thinking buy leisure battery,charge it at home,can then be used to run cool box,any idea how long the battery would last for ?
    If i then buy tent hook up with 4 plugs i can charge the leisure battery,mobile phone,camera,run laptop ? But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ? I’ve never used hook up before.
    I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?
    I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?
    Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?
    Am i making things complicated for myself!
    Sorry if i have asked some daft questions, i just don’t want to take chances.

    I will post links of the items i am thinking of using in case i have explained it all badly ! Well i was going to post links but it wont let me,says something about spam detected but im a vegetarian !
    thank you for listening !

    #126696
    Darren
    Keymaster

    “But it means the cable would
    “But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ?”
    Yes, they should be fine about that.

    “I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?”
    Yes, that’s OK. It should really be vented to the outside, as that battery gives off gas when it charges, but it’s generally OK. Make sure it is secure. If you have to brake hard, or have an incident you do not want the battery coming loose.

    “I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?”
    Yes not problem.

    “Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?”
    Almost certainly. The charger will give off 14.4 volts, rather than 12.8 volts, like the battery. Just make sure the coolbox works with 14.4 volts. It probably will, as that is what the alternator of the engine gives off.

    You are keeping things fairly simple. Electrics can become really complicated.

    Do you have a coolbox model in mind? I can look up the rating if you do.

    I’ll take a look at the spam issue.

    #126697
    Darren
    Keymaster

    “But it means the cable would
    “But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ?”
    Yes, they should be fine about that.

    “I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?”
    Yes, that’s OK. It should really be vented to the outside, as that battery gives off gas when it charges, but it’s generally OK. Make sure it is secure. If you have to brake hard, or have an incident you do not want the battery coming loose.

    “I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?”
    Yes not problem.

    “Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?”
    Almost certainly. The charger will give off 14.4 volts, rather than 12.8 volts, like the battery. Just make sure the coolbox works with 14.4 volts. It probably will, as that is what the alternator of the engine gives off.

    You are keeping things fairly simple. Electrics can become really complicated.

    Do you have a coolbox model in mind? I can look up the rating if you do.

    I’ll take a look at the spam issue.

    #126700
    Darren
    Keymaster

    “But it means the cable would
    “But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ?”
    Yes, they should be fine about that.

    “I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?”
    Yes, that’s OK. It should really be vented to the outside, as that battery gives off gas when it charges, but it’s generally OK. Make sure it is secure. If you have to brake hard, or have an incident you do not want the battery coming loose.

    “I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?”
    Yes not problem.

    “Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?”
    Almost certainly. The charger will give off 14.4 volts, rather than 12.8 volts, like the battery. Just make sure the coolbox works with 14.4 volts. It probably will, as that is what the alternator of the engine gives off.

    You are keeping things fairly simple. Electrics can become really complicated.

    Do you have a coolbox model in mind? I can look up the rating if you do.

    I’ll take a look at the spam issue.

    #126703
    Darren
    Keymaster

    “But it means the cable would
    “But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ?”
    Yes, they should be fine about that.

    “I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?”
    Yes, that’s OK. It should really be vented to the outside, as that battery gives off gas when it charges, but it’s generally OK. Make sure it is secure. If you have to brake hard, or have an incident you do not want the battery coming loose.

    “I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?”
    Yes not problem.

    “Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?”
    Almost certainly. The charger will give off 14.4 volts, rather than 12.8 volts, like the battery. Just make sure the coolbox works with 14.4 volts. It probably will, as that is what the alternator of the engine gives off.

    You are keeping things fairly simple. Electrics can become really complicated.

    Do you have a coolbox model in mind? I can look up the rating if you do.

    I’ll take a look at the spam issue.

    #126708
    Darren
    Keymaster

    “But it means the cable would
    “But it means the cable would feed through a very slightly open window,will sites let you do that ?”
    Yes, they should be fine about that.

    “I’m thinking of keeping the leisure battery behind the driver seat,is this ok ?”
    Yes, that’s OK. It should really be vented to the outside, as that battery gives off gas when it charges, but it’s generally OK. Make sure it is secure. If you have to brake hard, or have an incident you do not want the battery coming loose.

    “I’ve seen a cigarette lighter plug with crocodile clips on so that would be easy to connect to the battery the problem being the cable isn’t long enough so an extension with the plugs on would be needed,is it safe to use the two together?”
    Yes not problem.

    “Is it safe to charge the leisure battery while the cool box is running off it?”
    Almost certainly. The charger will give off 14.4 volts, rather than 12.8 volts, like the battery. Just make sure the coolbox works with 14.4 volts. It probably will, as that is what the alternator of the engine gives off.

    You are keeping things fairly simple. Electrics can become really complicated.

    Do you have a coolbox model in mind? I can look up the rating if you do.

    I’ll take a look at the spam issue.

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