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    Posted: 17 Aug 13 at 13:56
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What is this for? I know its some kind of charging unit, it has lived at the bottom of a cupboard unconnected to anything since I got my Westy.


What is this for? On the base of the pillar behind the drivers seat.




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Fridge fuse box and rear lights and some sort of battery charger
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After doing plenty of searching I now think the black charger is to be used when parked up and connected to the mains. If its plugged in it will charge both batteries if plugged in but I may be wrong


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Is there one under the rock and roll bed too?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Serge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 13 at 16:36
Alber are manufacturers and/or suppliers of electric powered wheelchairs so I guess that's a charger for one! Smile 
 
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The switch above the fuse box is some addition by the previous owner too by the looks of it? What does it power?
If you have no charger under rear seat the previous owner probably used the other charger when on EHU to juice his leisure battery?
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The switch could be an immobilizer switch. 

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Originally posted by jed the spread jed the spread wrote:

The switch could be an immobilizer switch. 

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Lader gerat = charger device...so it's a charger!


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Originally posted by jed the spread jed the spread wrote:

The switch could be an immobilizer switch. 

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Or...it could be a mobilizer...depends which way you look at it..
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie Echo Charlie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 13 at 21:47
Originally posted by jason k jason k wrote:

Is there one under the rock and roll bed too?


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Originally posted by jed the spread jed the spread wrote:

The switch could be an immobilizer switch. 

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Nope. My hunch is its something to do with the leisure battery and charging it but thought I'd run it by you guys to see if you have seen anything like it before.


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could it be a switch to link the leisure battery to the van battery for alternator charging purposes instead of the standard split charge relay?
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The small black box adjacent to the switch switch has some fairly hefty wires, so probably something to do with switching reasonably large current, so possibly also something to do with charging/connecting/disconnecting batteries.  What are the wires connecting to ?
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Open the box!


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I'm guessing the switch is for the water pump to the tap - a previous owner of our Westy had installed a very similar mod, presumably when the microswitch to the tap was kaput. Thumbs Up
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follow the wires.


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