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MikeO
 


Member Since: 15 Jan 2014
Location: The Cotswolds
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Scotland 
Leisure Battery Charging

Not LR specific but there are lots of knowledgeable people on here about such things. Have just acquired a T4 camper with electric hook up but no on-board battery charger.

Just thinking about how I could rig something up using Ctek or similar inside the van from the 240V socket. My initial thought was to charge via the cigarette lighter but then realised that due to the split
-charge relay, this will only charge the main battery...

One option would be to fit another cigarette lighter socket wired to the leisure battery and charge through that. Just wondering if there's a better solution, maybe by overriding the split-charge somehow when there's a charging current present?

Also, all the leisure circuits currently come direct off the leisure battery +ve with in-line fuses. I think it would be a lot neater and probably safer to have a small fuse box mounted near the battery to tidy things up. Any suggestions for what I might use?
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Hot Tub
 


Member Since: 15 Aug 2017
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England 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Do you have a towing socket get an adaptor for relevant type 7 or 13 pin to connect C tek. Thumbs Up
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MikeO
 


Member Since: 15 Jan 2014
Location: The Cotswolds
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Ideally I'd like to keep it all internal. I've purchased a voltage sensing split-charge kit which I think (once I've fitted it!) will resolve the issue. I should be able to charge via the aux socket. When the relay senses the charge voltage, it closes and both batteries should charge.
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This guy may have some ideas you can use Thumbs Up
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