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AlexInSweden

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It does sound as if they have had it. I don’t know which battery makes are available in Sweden but if possible I wouldn’t go for the cheapest unless it’s a well known make like Varta or Exide, and a good warranty period 4+ years.
Whichever you get they should be charged for 12 - 24 hrs monthly unless your camping on EHU.
Overwinter, the same.
Ok thanks. I’ve emailed this company to see if I can get the same ones or they can advise me. I have the previous receipt, they cost £320 a pair which seems mid-range. Do you know if I have to do anything special when I fit them? Or just reconnect and hook up /drive for a bit? (assuming I get close-to-identical batteries).
 
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Ok thanks. I’ve emailed this company to see if I can get the same ones or they can advise me. I have the previous receipt, they cost £320 a pair which seems mid-range. Do you know if I have to do anything special when I fit them? Or just reconnect and hook up /drive for a bit? (assuming I get close-to-identical batteries).
The link didn’t show up - maybe type the name?
 
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Ok thanks. I’ve emailed this company to see if I can get the same ones or they can advise me. I have the previous receipt, they cost £320 a pair which seems mid-range. Do you know if I have to do anything special when I fit them? Or just reconnect and hook up /drive for a bit? (assuming I get close-to-identical batteries).
If they are like for like replacements then just install and put the vehicle on mains hookup. If you wish, and have a separate battery charger, you could fully charge both batteries before installing, but just installing and charging in the vehicle will not be problematic.
However I would check that the charging system was set up correctly, as @sidepod mentioned in Posts 11 & 17.
 
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Make life easy for yourself and get one big one, less faf with connectors etc.C1059536-52B7-4D11-9661-7288314F61D9.jpeg
 
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For ref, when adjusting your control panel use the Sonnenchein setting if you use this Exide battery.
 
AlexInSweden

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Hi again, anyone happen to know if 2 x 86ah Batteries would be suitable? There are some available locally and they fit snugly in the cabinet. My old ones were 105ah.
 
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Blinding. Do make sure you connect them in parallel.
 
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....thats poz to poz, neg to neg.
 
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....thats poz to poz, neg to neg.
Yep, I made sure I took pics as I took them out, so I can retrace my steps! I’m thinking 2x86ah is probably enough as I only really run the fridge and we tend to use hookups at night.
 
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Yep, I made sure I took pics as I took them out, so I can retrace my steps! I’m thinking 2x86ah is probably enough as I only really run the fridge and we tend to use hookups at night.
They should be fine. The latest California only has 2 x 75amp Leisure Batteries.
 

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