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Will I damage by battery charger?

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:40 pm
by Mike J | 22 Posts

I keep my 2010 Puck L next to my house under a carport and have electric hook up permanently attached, both to keep the battery charged and as I use the caravan as an overflow office. However, I have heard that its not a good idea to have the battery permanently on charge from the on-board charger, and that it would be better to use a smart charger to keep the battery in good condition. Im thinking of disconnecting the battery terminals and using a smart charger to charge the battery whilst still keeping the caravan on hook-up so I can use the power points.
However, I have two concerns about this: 1) Am I likely to damage my on-board battery charger if there is no load I.e. battery present? 2) is it ok to leave the disconnected battery terminals lying loose if they are receiving power from the on-board charger?
Id be grateful for any advice from anyone who knows about electrics/charging circuits. Many thanks.


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RE: Will I damage by battery charger?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:27 am
by Inspecta_Gadget | 199 Posts

Hi Mike,
Theres no problem disconnecting the battery terminals so long as you keep them from shorting. For safety, covering the terminals with insulation tape will be a good start.


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RE: Will I damage by battery charger?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:30 am
by eribaMotters | 5.233 Posts

My 2017 Triton has been left on 24hr hook up [except when on the road obviously] from the day I collected it.

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RE: Will I damage by battery charger?

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Jan 18, 2023 5:38 pm
by Mike J | 22 Posts

Thanks - I think Ill leave well alone and leave it on hook up.


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RE: Will I damage by battery charger?

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:51 am
by Inspecta_Gadget | 199 Posts

I too leave mine on constant, but Im not so sure about older charger units, which is why I answered your question without comment.
I have a schaudt power unit (blue case) but Im pretty sure our 2005 troll had a much simpler power supply and someone had fitted a booster to it.


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