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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-02-2020, 21:06 Thread Starter
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Very unusual for van battery to be wired to have priority over the habs.!

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Well not really, you wont travel very far, if your Motorhome engine battery is flat will you.

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My solar panels primarily charge the LB's then if there is excess it goes to the vehicle battery. It is controlled by a BattetyMaster circuit and in 10 years, kept off EHU, the VB has only caused a problem once when it died.

The drain on the VB primarily comes on starting, the other drains include the radio, immobiliser and alarm circuits and the clock on the dashboard. The radio has the twenty minute protection working and I have found having a 5w briefcase panel tilted and facing south on the dashboard keeps enough power going in to keep the VB fully charged. The same happened when we lived in Devon, but of course, here in Aquitaine it is more likely to have a good input.
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Well not really, you wont travel very far, if your Motorhome engine battery is flat will you.
Not doubting that, but I still stand by my statement that the normal connection for solar power is via a controller of choice to primarily leisure batteries first with secondary to vehicle battery.

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