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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 18-03-2015, 20:24
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I am not sure if this is relevant but when I bought two batteries from a supplier at a Motorhome Show, they supplied link cables between the two batteries.
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Just a quick up-date we were away last week for 9 nights on hook-up and the gauge did not alter from the 224amp it was showing,this being the 80%of the batteries.So it looks like I should alter the gauge.Colin
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Do you get to see a % reading ?

Press battery button then ok button this will toggle between % and Ah readings

You want to look to get your display to show 100% when batteries are fully charged

It can take a few cycles for it to settle down and at the start you may see a ? after the displayed value until the system settles down.
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Sorry for the delay but for lots of reasons have not been able to go to M/H for a while.
TREK followed your advice,now have a 100%reading, result. Colin
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Norman B ,Sorry for delay,but are away in M/H attending Fringe in Edinburgh.Staying on a CC temporary site, so have been off hook-up for 10 days now,Batteries are performing well,in the main the solar is keeping them topped up.Have just used genny when we had a day in to wash clothes and cook and freeze a few meals.Had the batteries delivered to and fitted by TOWtall at Stoke on Trent,they also manufactured brackets to hold them down.So a definite improvement over the single battery,mind you, that did last for 7years so I won't complain.Colin
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It's reassuring that all is working well. I had read AtlanticCaravans' list of battery do's and don'ts, especially about the "charger capacity" to "battery capacity" ratio and getting a cooked Elektroblok if you over-populate the battery bank. Apparently, the charger capacity should be beefy enough to cope with the battery bank capacity.


I suppose an inadequate charger could struggle to recharge the leisure batteries and vehicle battery combined and pop its clogs, especially if the LBs become heavily discharged.


[Incidentally, I've anchored the second (as yet unconnected battery) with aluminium angle screwed into the floor. It appears quite stable.]


Hope you enjoyed The Fringe.


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