You have to buy a battery for caravan that fits the mover you buy as well as one's needs and Pushchairs.
Many Mover brands informs example. “my example 75 Amp bacteria”, and “recommend such. 100 Amp bacteria” (AGM/ GEL), However, there are many batter-solving models today, where you can limit the weight in your caravan.
Average power consumption of some movers are 20 A, and on newer Movers can average power consumption 35 A, and max. consumption is given to 120 – 150 A.
Average consumption is typically calculated from the ground is without much resistance if necessary. asphalt, dry grass and level terrain. When using the movers on a common substrate or pebbles, you should expect that power consumption is greater.
Many manufacturers state, the charging time of battery and “100% battery capacity”, is at temperatures of 25 grader, at temperature below deteriorate the effect of the battery.
You should choose the size of the battery based on whether you should use battery power to light, pumper m.v. as well as to your Mover. Likewise, the battery using Mover could deliver “max power”, otherwise outside the Mover does not max.
When evaluating battery size, should the above factors observed, idet temperatur, charging, batterikvalitet, charger m.v. ultimately determines how much power you can get from the battery before the voltage drops below 11.5V. Selecting a larger battery, there will be longer consumption time before voltage drops to the battery.
Most Gel and AGM batteries can theoretically deliver 80% within the voltage drops below 11.5V, However, there are types of batteries where the voltage is maintained for a longer time, and wherein the battery weighs less Optima e.g., see also. more on this menu “mover battery low weight.
The voltage drop can cause, the Mover engine immediately not provide max. effect, most movere with electrical connection can be operated until the battery has about. 9 volt, by voltage drop below about. 9 volts, the electrical to- deactivating applicable not used.
Amperetimer (Ah) is measuring the moor for the total battery charge reserve.
Most often, this is measured by 20 timers aﬂ adningstid. The battery is charged with a constant current, at + 25 ° C, until the final voltage is 10,5 V for et 12 volts bacteria.
To achieve maximum lifetime of a gel battery and max capacity, battery should be charged with such one 3 step charger or better, see more about the battery charger further down the page.
With a digital multimeter you can check whether your caravan battery has proper voltage and check if there is power in your car 13 pol stik m.v.. - A good tool.
How to ensure the battery is discharged below critical values:
We recommend you install a battery monitor, see little info. cf.. below which is fixedly mounted instead of a multimeter:
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
Remember that your battery capacity is reduced by cold:
A fully charged battery incriminated cold by approximately:
+ 25°C giver 100 %
+/- 0°C giver 75 %
– 18°C giver 50%
What should I do about my battery in the caravan in winter?:
All batteries self-discharge, and leisure battery has about. 5-6 % self-discharge per. month at 20 ° C. If your battery is going for a long time will happen recharging. The battery self-discharge is less the more cold it is exposed to. eg. The self-discharge is halved for every 10 ° C temperature drops (at 20 ° C 5-6 % ved 10 ° C as. 2,5- 3 %), the battery should be stored in a cold place to avoid too much self-discharge, unless you have the option of charging.
Gel and AGM batteries self-discharge is lower, and you can expect a fully charged (100%) battery, can be stored without use for about. 6 months at 10 ° C without the problematic, depending on the battery type. However, it is best battery will have a recharge (100%) after about. 3-4 months.
If a battery is 100 % charged freezes the first at approximately. -70 °C, battery 50 % Charging can only freeze at approximately. – 25 °C, batteries without power can freeze at – 7 °C. Do you allow your battery has 50 % charge it can cope with the harsh weather in Denmark.
There should be no consumption of your battery while the battery is in hibernation, unless you recharge the battery a few times during the winter period.
A digital multimeter, can be used to control how many volts the battery without charging voltage, but can also be used to control how much battery charger with battery.
Not sure how many times you should make recharging when your battery is in hibernation, you may want to check your battery with a digital power meter (voltmeter/multimeter).
One should have a digital voltmeter, and the voltage to be measured as close to the battery as possible since the cables causes voltage drop depending on the load size.
The values apply for a temperature of about. 20 ° C.
|charge Grad||Acid Battery voltage||Voltage AGM Battery||gel battery voltage||Importance|
|100%||12,60 V||> 12,80 V||12,95 V||fully charged|
|70%||12,36 V||12,55 V||12,74 V||There must be charged|
|50%||12,10 V||12,30 V||12,54 V||charged immediately|
|10%||11,90 V||12,20 V||12,34 V||Flat - possibly partially destroyed|
|0%||11,80 V||<12,00 V||12,10 V||100 % flat - possibly destroyed|
The battery should not discharge more than 50 %, That means, If voltage is measured during 12,4 V or liquid (the acid) density is below 1,22, the battery must be recharged. It is difficult to measure accurately, and the battery should not have been charged or use the last day or so. “closed”/ventilregulerede batteries can not be measured acid, Here one must make do with voltage measurement or get tested its battery on a digital battery tester with an a company that has battery tester.
NB. The battery works to its full strength, just to the right suddenly 'door'. If it quickly becomes 'flat' again after charging, it is supposedly 'dead' and must be discarded.
Over 8.500 use of caravaninfo.dk currently has. delivered polls – Join with your vote!.
The following table shows the results of voting on ensuring the battery in winter:
|Securing the battery in winter||Voice percent from Caravaninfo.dk Poll|
|My battery is in the caravan in winter, and is not charging||33.26%|
|My battery is in the caravan in winter, and charged approximately. 1-3 times||24.33%|
|My battery is in the caravan in winter, and charged approximately. every month||21.58%|
|I take my battery out of the caravan in winter||20.84%|
Here a short lineup of 3 types of batteries:
|Open acid batteries (benefits)||Open acid batteries (drawbacks)|
|The charging mode can be measured (Acid density)||Located in a separate ventilated room|
|The liquid can be replenished||Hazardous hydrogen gas can occur|
|The battery must be mounted in a battery case which is resistant to any leaking electrolyte|
|Tolerates fewer charges|
|Can not keep a high voltage across the discharge phase, thrill (volt) almost to 100% expiration, you. you have minimum 12 v of the battery it is almost 100% discharged|
|Sealed lead-acid batteries (benefits)||Sealed lead-acid batteries (drawbacks)|
|Reasonable price||Some types have very limited capacity by high consumption|
|Charging mode can be read on the indicator||Some types require higher charging voltage one normal leave|
|Venting with hose system as brought out in the open, which ensures that the acid fumes, that occur during charging are passed through the hose|
|attery be mounted in a battery case which is resistant to any leaking electrolyte|
|Tolerates fewer charges|
|Can not keep a high voltage across the discharge phase, thrill (volt) almost to 100% expiration, you. you have minimum 12 v of the battery it is almost 100% discharged|
|AGM batteries (benefits)||AGM batteries (drawbacks)|
|venting unnecessary||More expensive|
|Large capacity also by high consumption|
|Withstands more tremors|
|Able to keep a high voltage across the discharge phase and keeps the tension (volt) almost to 100% expiration, you. you have minimum 12 v of the battery it is almost 100% discharged|
|Withstands multiple charges|
|Can be placed in several positions (vertical, horizontal)|
|Some batteries can tolerate and recharged 100 % discharge|
The following batteries are just some examples of batteries used in caravans and to use Mover, there are many other batteries can also be used.
“Link: See also battery solutions with LOW WEIGHT”.
AGM batteries are just the most commonly used batteries in caravans regularly lead Caravaninfo.dk voting results.
AGM batteries are typically threaded terminals, but can be purchased set of poles so you can use common pole shoe, if one wants it.
AGM batteries (Absorbed Glass Matt) means, in that between the plates of the battery is a separator which absorbs the sulfuric acid and ensures that the moisture of the plate is suitably. This provides a good property in terms of deep discharges.
An AGM battery is extremely suited for. caravan Mover, the holder for more than 800 cycles, is 100% maintenance-free and emits no gas or acid spill.
AGM batteries have a very low self-discharge from 1% to 3% pr. month. This means that the battery can be stored for much longer than traditional batteries without discharging.
Ampere: 100 Ah:
Weight 32,0 Kg.
Poltype 6 mm bolt hole
Ampere: 75 Ah:
Weight 24,0 Kg.
Poltype 6 mm bolt hole
Optima Yollow Top 55 Ah/ 75 Ah
Optima Yellow Top is a little expensive solving model in procurement, but perhaps the cheapest in the long term, due to the battery characteristics / durability. Whether the battery is used in humid, hot environments or exposed to excessive vibrations, it can provide power throughout the discharge phase. The battery is able to keep a high voltage across the discharge phase, which means more capacity available, compared to conventional batteries. This is due to the unique Spiral Cell Technology.
An OPTIMA battery lasts up to 2 times longer than normal batteries and 100% maintenance-free, which means that 55 Ah the Optima battery is between 110Ah and 135Ah by traditional batteries. The weight difference is typically about. 13 kg of battery with equivalent capacity. Similarly, the battery extremely fast recharging with conventional chargers. In addition to the high safety of the battery can be mounted in several positions.
The battery can withstand several tremors end other batteries, and the battery keeps the tension (volt) almost to 100% expiration, you. you have minimum 12 v of the battery it is almost 100% discharged. Other batteries lose tension faster than Optima Batteries, other batteries can withstand just about. 35-70% discharge, and can be destroyed by 100 % discharge, Optima battery can be recharged, although 100% discharged.
Optima battery has very low self-discharge as compared with other batteries, it is an advantage when your caravan is left over winter with battery installed. It keeps for several cycles than, for example alm. AGM, and is 100% maintenance-free and emits no gas or acid spill.
* Above battery solutions from Optima Yellow Top recommended as being the best solution along with a good battery charger (See more about battery chargers), where you get good battery capacity and long life.
Victron Blue Smart IP67 battery charger for caravan and Mover
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
Lightweight lithium battery is on 30 Amp, and weighs only 4,6 kg., and is enough, moving a caravan in the Mover 35 minutes. There are also 40 amp battery which is designed for the real heavy work.
The weight of the battery is 30 amperes only 4,6 kg, and the weight of 40 ampere battery version is 5,8 kg. The battery is supplied with a specially adapted 8 Ah. charger for lithium batteries. After about. six hours the battery is fully charged again. The weight of this charger is 400 gram. Weight saving with this battery is compared to a traditional lead / acid battery ca 22 kg.
The battery is provided with the necessary fittings for attaching the caravan, Thus, the battery is secured in a professional manner.
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery power systems are increasingly being chosen for many applications because of Li ions higher specific energy density than the core technologies previous decade such as nickel cadmium and lead-acid batteries.
Li-Ion technology has higher voltage output per cell than many other systems. Hence the need fewer cells for a given battery.
Above battery solution can be recommended, and you can with this battery solution connect 12 volts in your caravan.
However, you can also battery solutions, where the battery weighs about. 2-3 kg., blue. does there exist: Accupack og Peak Power Pack , which has built-in battery charger (integrated solution), “battery and charger to a”. This battery solution disclosed to be fitted to caravans on max. 1.500 kg.
You should not choose the two battery options, even lead various forums have several campers who have been fitted with this battery solution had to disassemble the battery due to lack of battery capacity, and has been fitted with a second battery with greater capacity. You may also not join 12 volt in the caravan with this battery solution.
For example, it is stated Peak Power Pack weighs approximately. 2 kg., and disclosed to replace a 75 AH bacteria, and can via a Mover move a 1.200 kg caravan with a 25% increase.
Ranking hours are given to approximately. 15 minutes (depending on the increase). There are also larger models weigh slightly more and slightly longer rangeringstid (1,8 kg – 2,8 kg), largest rangeringstid disclosed to 23 minutes.
Type: Li-ion, LiFe04.
Capacity: 8,8 Ah.
Goal: 200 x 200 x 102 mm.
Weight: that. 2 kg.
Using this battery solution reported it, you have about 15 my rating with a 1.200 kg caravan, However, information is given not immediately whether it is on asphalt. If they 15 min is calculated on the tarmac with no increase, you should expect shorter rank rings than the 15 min, if you use your Mover on grass and if your caravan weighing more than 1.200 kg.
Similarly be aware of, if your mover does not get max power all the time it shall not max, there should always be plenty of power (Max power) til the mover, bypassing any. damage to your mover. Charging time is not specified, and depends on whether you leave from 230 There was eller 12 Volt from car. be aware, if you apply max rangeringstid, that you should have charged the unit again before you can use your mover.
It is important you use the right battery charger for your battery. Using the wrong battery charger, there will be a risk of damage to your battery, reduces life expectancy, the battery will not provide max.
When you have 230 Volts available, you can charge the battery with a battery charger. The battery full capacity is achieved only if you bought a battery charger that can charge for 14,4 volt, and simultaneously self regulating charge current down to about. 13,8 Volt after battery is fully charged, also called “vedligeholdesesladning” (Maintenance charging with pulses improves battery life and performance). The above battery chargers are often called 3, 6 or 8 speed fully automatic charging process leaves, there are many different 230 volt quality battery charger on the market today, eg CTEK who are good at AGM, Optima batteries and gel batteries. Polaris BC1216 is also a good 4 stage switch-mode charger, the charger can be set to let the lead-acid batteries, Gel or AGM batteries, and has thermostatically controlled cooling fan and a rectifier which prevent, that the current can flow from the battery to the external power source.
The above battery chargers just to name a suitable battery charger for AGM, yellow, Optima batteries. You should also be aware of the battery charger you buy can leave a 100 % discharged battery up. Battery charger is available in different sizes such as 5.0 A/ 7.0 A, the greater the battery charger you buy, the faster your battery charged.
Some battery chargers have been with the fan, Buy a battery charger with fan, and places it near where you sleep, it may provide some genes.
Charge the caravan battery from the car's alternator:
Correctly ladespænding i din bil he 14,2 - 14.4V at + 25 ° C, measured at the battery terminals. Lower temperatures require higher charging excitement while higher temperature requires lower charge excitement.
When you connect your camper on the car 13 pol stik, the battery of the caravan recharged from the car's generator. The distance between the car and caravan lead voltage drop, and thus the voltage caravan battery should have too low. When you measure the charging voltage by the car's poles to measure ca. 14,4 Volt, and to measure the caravan battery when the car's generator lets you will measure approx. 11,5 (depending on the length of your cables and cable thickness). Being caravans battery only charged with 11-12 volt, have the battery in the caravan is not sufficient voltage 14,4 Volt, which cause the battery can not be charged to full capacity, and the battery may eventually destroyed.
The voltage drop occurs on the cables between car and caravan example 14,4 Volt (He was) and about. 11-12 Volt (by poles in the caravan battery), may be offset so the caravan battery is left with about. 14,7 volts by using a fully automatic battery charger Battery Booster. Battery Booster should be placed as close to the caravan battery as possible, using Battery Booster needed you not to draw new thick cables for proper charging voltage (Due to voltage drop), Battery Booster to ensure proper charging to 14.7V with 8A per hour.
There is usually a rectifier Battery Booster, why you while ensuring that the current can not flow back, that is, if your car battery drained because you use electricity in the caravan, can you risk the large flow volumes burning wires of – When there is a built-in rectifier in a booster battery can not run high flow rates back.
A Battery Booster is usually built with multiple outputs, so you can connect your refrigerator to Battery Booster, and you will get the correct charging current for the fridge, which then cools optimally / properly.
Battery life is significantly extended, when using battery Booster.
See the following picture of a Battery Booster:
Caravaninfo.dk has now completed a half-year test of Optima YTS 4.2 55 Ah spiralcelle med 230 It was batterilader: CTEK MXS 7.0 12 volt 7 A samt batteri booster (And 1212). In the test, Truma Mover SER used mounted on a 1.800 kg total weight caravan.
OPTIMA YTS 4.2 55 Ah spiral cell is being charged via 230 CTEK MXS volt af 7.0 12 volt 7 A when connected 230 volt caravan. When driving with the caravan happens charging via a battery booster (And 1212) sum he tilsluttet Optima YTS 4.2 55 Ah spiralcelle, Thus, the battery is charged when towing a caravan. A battery booster shall bla. for the caravan battery is being charged with Accurate charging current, as battery booster compensates for the power loss between car and caravan. Battery Booster also has the advantage it has built-in rectifier (is also called spæringsdiode) which prevents the reverse flow direction, and congestion of cables.
Our use of the battery has been Mover and power for pumps, light in the caravan en route to the destination, and to need some nights without power supply.
We have at no point been lacking power, either the mover or light, pumps in the caravan. Using Mover can really hear morte clean, they get max power, and in no way has been overloaded, neither the driving of wedges, of the free base of stone, sand m.v..
OPTIMA YTS 4.2 55 Ah spiral cell has great into- and discharge, which has the advantage, that charging is faster than eg lead battery or AGM.
230 volt battery charger that was used is: MXS 7.0 is a fully automatic 8-step charger, charger that delivers 7A to 12V batteries from 14 – 150Ah, and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 225Ah. MXS 7.0 example. batteridiagnose, which shows, if a battery can receive and retain a charge, a special re-establishment function, that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries, unique maintenance charging, an option for optimized charging during cold winter days and charging of demanding AGM batteries (eg. Optima).
NB. Do you want to be completely independent of the power of campgrounds etc., you should consider solar panels. Choosing solar panels which Option, should the battery capacity adapted to your current needs as well as the solar panel size.
Example of calculation of typical power consumption:
The table shows that the daily consumption is on 221Wh (Watt timer). When you
divide that number by the battery voltage of 12V, have information about your daily Ampere consumption.
A little about battery capacity:
And 12 volt battery 75 Ah (amp./timer) can provide power for 12V x 75Ah = 900 watt/timer, you can use watts / hour to calculate your capacity using the power of the caravan. The capacity depends on the type of battery you have, the use of some battery types do not count on getting more than 75% out of battery capacity, because a battery should not always be completely discharged. However, there are types of batteries that can withstand being fully discharged, Here you will get more current capacity of your battery.
Amperetimer (Ah) is the unit of measurement to use for the battery's total power reserve, and batteries printed Ah indicating battery capacity in Amparetimer. Typically measured current backlog at 20 hours of discharge time (C20). The reason why you have to indicate battery capacity with discharge time is blah., a Battery performance is strongly dependent on the discharge time.
Calculate your battery capacity:
When your lights and pumps consumption is given in Watt / hours, we must find the capacity you have available by converting your capacity in watt / hours. For example, a 12 volt battery 75 Ah (amp./timer)=> 12V x 75Ah = 900 watt/timer, Now you have calculated how many watt / hours you can pull out of your battery, also said the way you have calculated your capacity with the use of power in the caravan.
How many days you can use the battery before needing to be recharged?:
If we start from the table above with the example of a typical daily power consumption in a caravan, will figure the piece look like: 900 Wh/ 221 Wh= ca. 4 days (You can use your battery (battery capacity) i ca. 4 days, if you do not use more than the 221 Wh which is the estimated consumption, remember it is only a theoretical concept, as several factors apply as type / quality battery and especially your battery charger, temperature.
It can be difficult to understand the difference between a good and bad battery can be huge!
How do you save on the caravan power capacity:
Below are listed some examples of how you can get more power capacity of your caravan battery:
Consider changing your light bulbs with LED bulbs. LED bulbs use approximately. 20 times less power than helogen bulbs. LED bulbs have incidentally a lifetime of approximately. 7 times longer than helogen bulbs, and then LED bulbs are not as sensitive to vibration, Last, but not least is an LED light bulbs are not as warm as helegon bulbs.
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Over 8.500 use of caravaninfo.dk currently has. delivered polls, see the results of voting on batteries:
The following table shows the battery the respective campers who participated in the poll uses.
|Type, size batteries and chargers||Voice percent from Caravaninfo.dk Poll|
|Yellow Top 75 Amp||2.44%|
|Yellow Top 55 Amp||3.35%|
|Yellow Top 38 Amp||1.1%|
|Lithium battery lightweight solution||0.85%|
|Do Not lacked power at any time||10.87%|
|I use 3, 6 or 8 stage battery charger (Fully automatic charger)||15.48%|
|I do NOT 3, 6 or 8 stage battery charger (Fully automatic charger)||2.76%|
|I have one "bacteria Booster" connected||5.76%|
|I have solar systems installed||4.07%|
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