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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 22:53    Post subject: bigger battery Reply with quote

anybody know if i could put a bigger battery in my vit this is what i have now
■Startup Power: 300 Amps
■AH Value: 35
■Reserve capacity: 45
■Bench Charge: 3.5 Amps

sumat like that lol i use the vit for camping almost ever 2 weeks and in need of some thing that will hold more power for my roof lights - gadgets lol i never leave it to long but it would be nice to no it wil start once left for a bit with lights on would i be able to just put something with more amps in ???
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

its not just a case of a bigger battery, theres other things to think of.

the battery only has so much space and you could put a truck battery on it but it doesnt mean your alternator would keep it charged.

you can get a voltage drop switch that automatically cuts power to ancilliaries to prevent you battery going completely flat. this will keep enough power to start it after but you need to know exactly what you want to do.

maybe a second battery and a split charge system would be more use to you?

speak to a good motor factors/camping shop for a split charge system but dont even think of going to halfords, they wont have a clue what youre talking about.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 20:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think I might need a new battery ....... left my stereo playing on Sunday whilst watching the footy .......and guess what? ...yep! dead as a do-do when I turned it over lol wasnt that long though so might need a new one eh ...and I know for sure I need new wipers! ....wouldn't scrape the skin off custard!  Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 20:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

im shocked the guys at halffords even know how to fit one im not to kean on two batterys i was thinkin more cheap as chips lol . and my fieasta wnt dead same way but mine was morning of m.o.t lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 0:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apart from possibly neading a new battery and if you do then get a heavy duty version of it, this wold help a little but more importantly a lot depends on what type of load you are putting on the battery, for example if you are using a lamp of some sort with a standard type car bulb then even a 5 watt side light bulb will drain the battery over time.  So I suggest that you use something like a caravan 12 volt fluresent light fitting, these use a lot less power and your battery would then last longer.  Also you could run the engine now and then to top the battery up or get a low power solar panel to trickle charge the battery during the day, this would help keep it topped up.  You can get these quite cheap on Ebay or Maplins. Rik
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