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  • in reply to: Leisure Battery Issues #156776
    Darren
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    It sounds like this is a problem with the batteries, as everything else in your system seems unlikely to cause a problem.

    Have you checked the battery voltage in the sunshine, as I have had a solar controller overcharge batteries before.
    And also check the voltage when the engine is running.
    Anything up to 14.4v is normal.

    in reply to: Leisure Battery Issues #156775
    Darren
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    It sounds like this is a problem with the batteries, as everything else in your system seems unlikely to cause a problem.

    Have you checked the battery voltage in the sunshine, as I have had a solar controller overcharge batteries before.
    And also check the voltage when the engine is running.
    Anything up to 14.4v is normal.

    in reply to: Car Seat Newborn #156736
    Darren
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    Is the ISO bracket properly connected at the back with the 2 arms?
    If so would you be happy putting a box underneath the leg so it can sit on it?

    in reply to: Help! Fridge not cool….! #156735
    Darren
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    Hi

    These are good fridges (I have one), but this is a common problem (I have had it).

    When the light comes on are you able to check the voltage at the battery/fridge with a multimeter or does your vehicle have a battery level meter installed?

    When the fridge is first turned on it uses more power. If you are running the engine (i.e. driving) there will be more power as the engine will provide lots more than the leisure battey.

    in reply to: Light strip install 12v #156734
    Darren
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    This is a strange one. Do you have details about the lights? A link to the product online?

    in reply to: Consumer unit #155995
    Darren
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    Is the consumer unit for main 240v hookup?
    If so it probably only does something once the hook uk cable is connected.
    Is there a fuse box for the leisure battery?
    You could put a multimeter on the battery and pull the fuses to see which one makes the voltage go up/down.
    Not exact but a good start.

    in reply to: 3rd. Berth #155975
    Darren
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    I’ve never liked the beds that make use of a cab seat.
    I wonder if it can be adapted to make a better bed?

    in reply to: Newbie #155974
    Darren
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    Hi Bandsman0

    Welcome.
    Do you have a van? Are you planning a camper?

    in reply to: Newbie to conversion #155944
    Darren
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    Hi annem

    This sounds like a great project and adventure.
    What a great project for your grandson to get involved in.
    Have you bought a van yet?

    in reply to: conversion criteria #155943
    Darren
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    in reply to: inverter #155942
    Darren
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    An inverter gives you more choice as you can plug in anything 240 volt.
    Be sure to get a good quality pure sine wave inverter.
    How many leisure batteries do you have?

    in reply to: Kevin Dobby Black #155904
    Darren
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    Hi Kevin

    I suspect your fresh water tank has a tap to drain the water onto the ground. This is useful for flushing through and for draining for winter frost.
    The grey water (waste) tank will also have a draining tap which is designed to empty into a drain that you park over, or into a bucket for tipping into the drain.

    in reply to: Fridge battery issue #155604
    Darren
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    Hi

    What model of Waeco fridge is it?
    I have a CR50 and with a good battery it will last 24 hours. That’s with the fridge on setting 3 and the ambient temperature being about 22 degrees. If it’s much hotter it will last less time on the battery.

    12v is the point at which a 12v battery is considered flat (12.9v is charged), and it’s not recommended to use it down to 11v as you are likely to damage the battery.

    Sounds like you need a new battery.

    in reply to: Want some advice on becoming a camper van owner #155589
    Darren
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    Hi Gill

    Do you plan to live in your van or just use it occasionally?
    Campsites offer a more relaxed experience especially overnight.
    Definitely hire a van first to see how you like the experience.
    Height restrictions are quite straight forward. Just measure the height of your van first and have it written down in the cab.

    in reply to: sense lead/fuse #155570
    Darren
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    It would seem any suitable fuse will work.
    I did find this wiring kit which might be a great one-stop-shop for all you need?

    https://www.simplysplitcharge.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1156

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