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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 18-02-2019, 22:20
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Thanks for your replies Pudsey Bear and Jiwawa, much appreciated.

To be honest I am not sure if the battery is a 75ah or a 90ah.
I thought it meant 75/5 hrs = 15 amps use for 5 hours and 90/20 hrs = 4.5 amps and use for 20 hours.
Not my strong point LOL But I am learning a bit and with your contributions I will improve and see what I can do. Starting with checking the battery if its still any good and what replacement I may use bearing in mind there is only space for one battery at the mo.
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I think you shouldn't let your battery go below about 50% otherwise it will be damaged.

Hopefully someone who really knows about these things will be along to put you (and me!) right.

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For some allegedly unbiased information / advice have a look through the information on this site

Or for some more detailed info on batteries you may consider using

As always don't take what you read there as absolute gospel because it is basically one persons / companies findings, beliefs and observations but they do seem to offer sound research led information rather than simply repeating snippets found elsewhere.

It is worth taking on board the comments regarding the fixed charger set up the van has and the influence they have on your battery.

When choosing which battery to buy do make an analysis of how you will use it and also, how long you expect to keep it, i.e. if you're likely to be rid of the van in the foreseeable future is it worth paying a premium price, whereas if you're likely to use the van off grid for many years then buy the best you can afford, and look after it.

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post #44 of 44 (permalink) Old 21-02-2019, 19:31
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Thank you Eurajohn, very interesting stuff indeed

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