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    Elektroblock ebl99 as well as sargent battery charger in burstner



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    Hiya Folks.

    Just upgraded to a Burstner T615 2004 model. Very nice and pleased with it too. We purchased the van on Thursday in Norfolk. All was well with the internal 12v at the time and we drove it back to Birmingham.
    The next morning the 12v didn't work and the Leisure battery was flat. I then drove the van to the storage compound (25 minute drive) and removed the Leisure battery. It was boiling hot and emitting a "bubbling / gas noises"

    Investigating the transformer (Elektroblock EBL99 18A model) I discovered that the battery selector switch was set to GEL and not Lead Acid (The defective battery was an 85amp lead acid battery)

    The Leisure battery is "cooked" so I am getting a new one = Yuasa L36-EFB .. anyway that's not the reason for the post

    I discovered that there is also fitted an additional Sargent PX-300 battery charger feeding the leisure battery. Its 240v AC supply is hard wired into the incoming EHU and its 12v DC outputs are connected directly to the house battery

    My question(s) are below..

    1. Is this OK? and more importantly SAFE!

    Surely the EBL99 is capable of charging and maintaining the house battery when on EHU? why need another unit?

    2. Will the separate Sargent charger "interfere" or "upset" or ruin the EBL99 unit while connected in tandem on EHU?

    I appreciate that most of you guys don't do EHU because you are wild campers.. we used to be.. but in later years the missis likes the shower blocks and toilet facilities found on the various campsites etc..

    looking forward to comments.. regards Tim

    pics attached of EBL99 and Sargent Charger

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    Have You removed Plug from EBL 99's top L/H corner as seen in pic where a kettle lead type plug should fit ?

    If not the EBL 99 probably isn't being used to charge battery and the other one is most likely being used for some reason
    Last edited by witzend; 10-02-2019 at 22:07.
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    The charger on the electrobloc may well be knackered and the previous owner fitted the Sargent charger to perhaps save the expense of having the electrobloc charger repaired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obanboy666 View Post
    The charger on the electrobloc may well be knackered and the previous owner fitted the Sargent charger to perhaps save the expense of having the electrobloc charger repaired.
    Yep. Thanks guys. The Elektroboc is knackered. I am sending it to A&N Caravan Services for repair. Once back I will remove the Sargent charger. I like things to be as they should be when they were designed and installed and not a compromise situation. (a quick fix) many thanks for the replies and will keep you up to speed with the work as may help other members in future
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzr1400tim View Post
    Yep. Thanks guys. The Elektroboc is knackered. I am sending it to A&N Caravan Services for repair. Once back I will remove the Sargent charger. I like things to be as they should be when they were designed and installed and not a compromise situation. (a quick fix) many thanks for the replies and will keep you up to speed with the work as may help other members in future
    I share your views also
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    EBL99 Elektrobloc update

    I sent the EBL99 as well as the control panel to A&N Caravan Services last Monday. By Thursday it was back with me and fully repaired. Cost 130 + 18 delivery = 148. Fitted it the weekend (removed the Sargent charger) all working fine and all good.
    I can thoroughly recommend A&N to any members. Their website is loaded with useful info on chargers and batteries etc for motorhomes. The service and communication is brilliant.

    Motorhome/Caravan Servicing, repairs for most Battery Chargers
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