Kaaba – Replacing the battery charger:
Kabe has a factory-installed 25A battery charger as in our caravan suddenly did not work more – Was a little disappointed with such a short life.
Replace a battery charger in a Nordic winter caravan such as Kabe, you must be aware of, a Kabe not have a 12 volt electrical power built such as in German produced caravans (see pictures below):
We chose to replace a Ctek M300 (25A), that is the same size as the factory-fitted 25A battery charger. In Kabe Caravans charger battery charger battery, and it is alone battery supplying caravan 12 volt.
The battery thus receive multiple charging cycle when the voltage falls below a certain voltage, which is hard for battery and battery charger.
By choosing the same size battery charger as the fabriksmontert 25A and a good battery, do not you come out for the charger can not keep up with the consumption of the battery. We have selected an Optima Yellow Top 75 Amp, which is really good battery, and probably one of the most optimal for use mover.
We subsequently selected and installs the following battery charger:
Victron Blue Smart IP67 battery charger for caravan is a pro. battery charger for the discerning campers who want a quality battery charger which ensure your battery longevity, and which can be controlled via
bluetooth med Victron Connect APP. In addition, Victron Blue Smart IP67 without fans to cool the battery charger, thereby avoid fan noise.
See article via this link: Victron Blue Smart IP67 battery charger for caravan
NB. Click on the image magnification.
Temperature sensor as you can see mounted battery + pol, and improve the charge of the battery, fordi temperature sensors justerer automatisk ladespændingen, if the temperature deviates from +25 grader. A high temperature lowers the voltage, and freezing conditions are handled by higher voltage.
M300 is a fully automatic 8-step charger, supplying 25A, and is ideal for batteries between 40 ah 500 Ah.
M300 (25A) analyzes, if the battery can accept and retain the charge, it removes harmful lead sulphate crystals, gives an effective charge and automatically switches to safe maintenance charging, when the battery is fully charged.
The practical Recond mode reconditions the battery following deep discharge cycles, which may be present.
The quality of the charging voltage and charging current is very important.
A high current ripple heats the battery and, that the positive
electrode age. High voltage ripple can damage other equipment, is connected to the battery. Battery chargers from CTEK Producer one
very clean voltage and current with low ripple.
Interruptions and ripple from voltage and current can damage sensitive equipment, which is connected to the battery.
IP44 classification means, to Ctek M300 is approved for outdoor use.
It generates no harmful galvanic, is fully protected from producing voltage, which can damage the electronic parts, and it is designed for safe charging: spark, reverse polarity and short circuit protected. M300 comes with five-year warranty.
Eyelet M10 (10,4 mm)
Tempsensor på kabel.
The above Ctek M300 (25A) battery charger was installed with the new Optima Yellow Top 75 Ah as shown in the picture below.
Optima Yellow Top battery can hold a high voltage across the discharge phase, and holding spændningen 12 volts almost to 100% expiration – You have such minimum 12 volt consumption of the battery until the battery is almost 100% discharged. In addition, the battery has the capacity, that happens fast in- and discharge, and the battery can withstand 100 % discharge.
With Optima Yellow Top battery installed, you have a quality power station which is also the best battery for use Mover. Supplemented with a good battery charger such Ctek M200 15A or 25A M300, you have quality, stability and long life.
• Optima Yellow Top battery properties cause the battery for example 38 Ah, corresponds to a normal. battery approx. 75 Ah, and 75 Ah corresponds to approximately. 150 ah bacteria.
• The battery can withstand up to 15 times more tremors.
• Up to 3x longer life.
• Optima Yellow Top taber ca. 1 v, and is therefore suitable to stand for long periods without charging happens, which bla. is an advantage when the caravan is put into hibernation.
• There are factory installed 4 meter cable fitted with ringelkabelsko, you have such opportunities to place the battery ca. 4 meters from the battery
Den fabriksmonteret 25A mascot batterilader, can not compare with Ctek battery charger quality.
The factory fitted 25A mascot battery charger also had temperature sensor, but it was located on the battery which was located up the central heating, it is definitely not ideal for measuring the temperature from the central heating radiator when you heat the caravan, and not by the battery.
Ctek's battery charger temperature sensor can be placed on the battery itself, for example + pol, Thus, the temperature is measured at the battery itself to reflect the correct. Mascot battery charger is not fabriksmonteret ringkanelsko, that is, you must own to cut the mounted clamps and mounting eyelet terminals for permanent installation.
Mascot charger was also not with IP44 classification which means, that is approved for outdoor use.
The factory fitted Mascot battery charger only 3 Step charging cycle, hvor har Ctek 8 step, fully automatic charging cycle and RECOND: Reconditioning of deeply discharged batteries.
No doubt the replacement of the battery charger to Ctek is a good choice compared to the factory-installed Mascot.
75 Amp Optima Yellow Top batteri:
Troubleshooting of the battery charger:
If your mover does not work, there is no battery power or there is not enough volt battery, try the following troubleshooting:
|Troubleshooting battery charger|
|1) Checking whether there are connected 230 volt battery charger.|
|2) Checks whether the fuse in the battery charger is ok.|
|3) Is the battery charger with control diode lamp (small red, green light), check the lights.|
|4) You can with a multimeter measuring the battery charger with the correct charging current. Remove batteriladeren's connection to the battery, and goal then the battery if necessary. with a multimeter, if your battery meter less than 12,4-12,6 It was efter 8 hour charge with the battery charger, there is a problem with the battery or charger. Now connect the battery charger cable lug to the battery, and then you measure again on batteriet's poles, if your measurement now shows eg 12,6 -13,4 volt, it's not your battery charger is faulty, but your battery.|
With a digital multimeter you can check whether your caravan battery, battery charger, Mover of the correct voltage m.v. and check if there is power in your car 13 pol stik m.v.. - A good tool (set to kr. 69,50 – At uncle nyborg).
Victron Battery Monitor BMV-712 Smart Quality, and displays real-time accurate information on your battery whether the charger is plugged. You can view data on your battery from Victron App, Easy and quick. Forget about battery sence which does not measure as accurately, and has less features.
See article via this link: Victron Battery monitor BMV-712 Smart
Facebook group: Kabe Talk
Kabe Talk is for everyone who has a Kabe Caravan or Motorhome – Is also for those who are considering Kabe, like you might want to follow because you are considering Kabe 🙂 .
The group is not commercial, is intended that we can discuss everything regarding Kabe Caravans & Motorhomes.
Purchase and Sale of Kabe Caravans and Motorhomes and related equipment is allowed.
•Link: Kabe Talk
You can benefit from reading the following links:
• Link: 12 Volt from car
• Link: bacteria info.
• Link: Winterizing Battery