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Always wanted a T5 and finally got one at 6 months old (it not me). Very useful for going away camping or sailing. Loads of storage space and somewhere to sleep. However it could be more useful if I modified the interior to suit our requirements

Leisure Battery Life Span…

15 July, 2010 (22:32) | Electrics | By: pete

As mentioned in a previous post, I had to quickly get the van back together ready for a weekend away.

On the Friday evening, I connected a 12v cig socket direct to the leisure battery with an inline fuse. This was so that I could run the cool box and not worry about the battery going flat – the van battery that is.

CBE Sockets

CBE Sockets

CBE Sockets

CBE Sockets

The above CBE sockets, purchased from www.marcleleisure.co.uk have been installed in the top right corner of the rear LHS panel – out of the way of being knocked and damaged.

Anyway, cut a long story short, ran down to Lee On Solent for the weekend and let the van top up the Leisure Battery. Left the cool box on whilst away from the van and when I returned 7 hours later, the cool box was no longer running. Battery flat.

So with JUST the coolbox drawing 0.9A, the battery lasted 7 hours. Mmmm. Good enough? I don’t know. But it was a good test.

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