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12v AGM leisure battery charging from van alternator

Hello, i have a Ford Tansit van converted into a camper and i would like to charge my leisure battery from the alternator. I was thinking of using the Orion-Tr dc to dc charger. Would this be enough, or is this even a good ideea? Or is there another way of doing it.

Thanks alot :)

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tozz answered ·

The isolated versions have their own negative circuit for both batteries, while the non-isolated version share the neutral.

You have a car/van/camper, where the chassis is usually used as ground/neutral/negative. You can go for the non-isolated version.

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tozz answered ·

The Orion-Tr DC-DC charger is specially designed to charge a leisure battery and separating it from your starter battery. And yes, only a Orion-Tr would be sufficient.

There are other solutions, such as diodes or simple relays that switch on at 14V, but those are not necessarily cheaper. I'd prefer the Orion over a diode or relay.

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Thank you very much

Which version should i get, the isolated or non-isolated version? I don't know the difference betwen them is.


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southsideph answered ·

I Use the Orion 12/12 30 Isolated in my camper conversion without any issues. I use it in isolated mode which the camper electrics are completely separate from the van electrics.


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