Split charging works!

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Hi all,
As I was going away for a month I left my LC in a secure car park.
Secure or not, I preferred the alarm to be switched on. Upon returning
to the car I found the main batteries were nearly flat - the starter
solenoid would not even make a clicking sound.
It was late in the evening and not a soul in sight to help me jump the
starter from a spare battery (let alone two batteries in series!)
Option one - a long walk home to try again in the morning. Option two
- flick a switch on the dashbard to connect two spare DMS Red Top 30
batteries, start engine, drive home. Presto!
After wiring up my Hellroaring split charging system I ran only a
basic test on it. Now I am satisfied it works as promised.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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On 3/3/05 10:24 am, "Roman" <[Email address removed]> wrote:
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Quick question...
How come the main batteries were nearly flat?
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
07831 458 793
 
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Roman,
That must have been a relief but should the batteries have lasted a few
weeks without problems? Can you give details when you're settled in at home
on your split charging conversion?
Anthony
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 03 March 2005 10:24
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Split charging works!
Hi all,
As I was going away for a month I left my LC in a secure car park.
Secure or not, I preferred the alarm to be switched on. Upon returning
to the car I found the main batteries were nearly flat - the starter
solenoid would not even make a clicking sound.
It was late in the evening and not a soul in sight to help me jump the
starter from a spare battery (let alone two batteries in series!)
Option one - a long walk home to try again in the morning. Option two
- flick a switch on the dashbard to connect two spare DMS Red Top 30
batteries, start engine, drive home. Presto!
After wiring up my Hellroaring split charging system I ran only a
basic test on it. Now I am satisfied it works as promised.
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Jeremy
They were drained by the alarm system, something you wouldn't notice
if you use the car every few days.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 10:29:04 +0000, Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 10:29:25 -0000, Anthony Graham <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Anthony
Ideally, my batteries should provide 140 Ah but in real life I don't
expect full capacity after using them for two years. It's possible I
left another device on that added to current drain. I could upload a
pdf with the diagram but AFAIK we have no file storege at ELCO yet, or
do we?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Roman,
Do you have then 4 batteries in your 80? What made you decide to add a
split charging system? I do not think the web site is up and running as yet.
Anthony
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 03 March 2005 10:45
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Split charging works!
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 10:29:25 -0000, Anthony Graham <[Email address removed]>
wrote:
home
Anthony
Ideally, my batteries should provide 140 Ah but in real life I don't
expect full capacity after using them for two years. It's possible I
left another device on that added to current drain. I could upload a
pdf with the diagram but AFAIK we have no file storege at ELCO yet, or
do we?
--
Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Roman,
Bung it my way and I will stick it on the server somewhere.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Roman,
Bung it my way and I will stick it on the server somewhere.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Thanks Julian,
It's not a problem at all. I just thought we already have this
facility but I've missed it.
I put the files on my web server:
http://www.zen59375.zen.co.uk/public
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 12:00:20 GMT, Julian Voelcker
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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I have a slightly different approach I'm still finishing - a single
110ah aux leisure battery split charged with all the accessories like
interior lights, power sockets, inverters, stereo, computer, alarm, CB
etc running off that.
I'm still in trouble if I leave the side lights on or something daft
like that but otherwise drain on the main batteries is 0.
This is a UK HDJ80 so dual batteries under the bonnet as standard which
I've left alone.
Best Regards,
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Anthony Graham
Sent: 03 March 2005 10:49
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Split charging works!
Roman,
Do you have then 4 batteries in your 80? What made you decide to add a
split charging system? I do not think the web site is up and running as
yet.
Anthony
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On
Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 03 March 2005 10:45
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Split charging works!
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 10:29:25 -0000, Anthony Graham
<[Email address removed]>
wrote:
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at
home
Anthony
Ideally, my batteries should provide 140 Ah but in real life I don't
expect full capacity after using them for two years. It's possible I
left another device on that added to current drain. I could upload a
pdf with the diagram but AFAIK we have no file storege at ELCO yet, or
do we?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Roman,
I couldn't help noticing you have pins through the bonnet to hold it
down? Where did you get them from and what model are they? I need to do
that so I can remove the centre support from behind the grill to make
space.
Best Regards,
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 03 March 2005 12:23
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Split charging works!
Thanks Julian,
It's not a problem at all. I just thought we already have this
facility but I've missed it.
I put the files on my web server:
http://www.zen59375.zen.co.uk/public
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 12:00:20 GMT, Julian Voelcker
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
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On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 12:30:22 -0000, Jon Wildsmith <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jon,
That's obviously a different approach. I opted for an aux battery
(which if fact is divided into two smaller batteries) and using it as
a booster battery. This also means the OEM battery setup is left
alone. There are sttil more combinations possible.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 12:34:55 -0000, Jon Wildsmith <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jon,
I bought them from http://www.trackstore.co.uk
Get the stainless steel type as those made of aluminium have steel
parts that rust in no time.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Thanks Roman, stainless steel ones on order.
Best Regards,
Jon.
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Roman
Sent: 03 March 2005 12:47
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Split charging works!
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 12:34:55 -0000, Jon Wildsmith <[Email address removed]>
wrote:
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Jon,
I bought them from http://www.trackstore.co.uk
Get the stainless steel type as those made of aluminium have steel
parts that rust in no time.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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