- T6 Ocean 150
Hi we have a 2015 SE and was wondering if it is OK to listen to the stereo in the cab while are are on hook up or will it drain the starter battery?
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Owners of older (pre face-lift?) Cali's should be aware this statement doesn't apply to them! Their engine battery will drain even if on hook-up.On hook up your main engine battery is being charged along with the leisure batteries, so it would be fine to listen to the radio all day long if it wasn't for the cutoff. Some people have bypassed it, I believe; try searching the forum
Other threads appear to indicate that 2008 is the magic year - where you get charging of the engine battery.
Ours is permanently wired to leisure batteries... couldn't really see the point in the switch.As I always suggest, you can get the stereo wired to the leisure battery along with a toggle switch like we did when we bought our sat nav.
It's ideal, when we get to site we just flip the switch on the base of the passenger seat and the stereo runs permanently with no worries about draining the engine battery.
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My head unit has no power button so if it was wired permanently to the leisure battery without a toggle switch if would never turn off!Ours is permanently wired to leisure batteries... couldn't really see the point in the switch.
Also the 1hr cutout has been disabled on the head unit.
Strangely though we still don't use it when parked... We use a bluetooth speaker like many have mentioned.