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Ignition live?

Postby thebarber » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:32 pm

Does anyone have a pic of where I can get an ignition live from under the driver's seat pls.
I've read posts on it but I'm a bit apprehensive when it comes to electric.
It's for my b2b charger, I've had it working but seems to be taking too much from my main battery, It's down to 12.2v so hoping a switched live will sort this.
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Re: Ignition live?

Postby hectors-tranny » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:46 pm

Something wrong there I think. Your B2B charger will only draw current when your alternator is charging your starter battery, i.e. when the engine is running. It should therefore never drain your starter battery.

The B2B positive should be connected directly to your starter battery positive, not a switched live. I doubt the charger would work properly connected this way.

If your starter battery is running down, my guess would be that it isn't your B2B charger (assuming it is installed correctly.)
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Re: Ignition live?

Postby thebarber » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:42 pm

It is connected to the starter battery. But it continues to draw for around 3-4min when vans turned off, that's when I think it's pulling the main battery.
There's an optional switched live connection which starts on low draw and I'm assuming stops when turned off.
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Re: Ignition live?

Postby thebarber » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:50 pm

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This is my setup, + - to starter battery but there's also a connection on the charger for a switched live
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Re: Ignition live?

Postby KevofCov » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 pm

Hi
can I ask - whats a B2B charger? Am I missing out?
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Re: Ignition live?

Postby thebarber » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:55 pm

Battery to Battery charger is how you charge a leisure battery from alternator on euro5&6 with smart alternator
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Re: Ignition live?

Postby KevofCov » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:02 pm

Thank you
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Re: Ignition live?

Postby Ashlemon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:31 pm

I think it's this you are looking for however I guess you'll need the Male part to make it function, it's in a very tricky area in between the battery housing and the metal seat casing.

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Re: Ignition live?

Postby Ashlemon » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:36 pm

I looked into going off the fuse under the steering wheel using a fuse holder. I've not actually gone ahead with either up to press.

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