Auxiliary Battery Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Australian RR Forums » Idler Chatter » Archive to 2017 » Auxiliary Battery « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Robert Noel Reddington
Grand Master
Username: bob_uk

Post Number: 460
Registered: 5-2015
Posted on Wednesday, 26 August, 2015 - 07:27:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Interesting little electrical job.

Beford TL horsebox.

We fitted a second alternator a 28 amp Lucas ACR 15. This alternator charges a starter battery. The battery is only wired to the starter. The starter circuit is wholly independent of the rest of the electrics. The other alternator is a 100 amp Motorola which runs the rest of the electrics and charges 2 golf cart batteries. Deep cycle jobbies.

This set up allows the lights etc to be left on. The starter battery will still be charged.
Also a 1 kilowatt petrol genny. Which is in a box under the floor. The genny lifts out and is used via an extension lead plugged into a small 10 amp charger.

I would have prefered an ACR 18 alternator but its what was available from the scrap yard. However the horsebox is started and run without turning off for at least an hour every time it's used.

The original system had a charge splitter which never worked properly and also nearly caused a fire.

Smashing 6 cylinder in line diesel about 4.5 litres silky smooth.

The hotse