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Hi there,

I've scoured the previous threads on a similar subject but cannot find an answer.

I have recently had a part conversion and had a leisure battery installed with a split charger and 240v hook up. I have a USB and internal lights running from the leisure battery. There are also x2 3 pin 240v plug sockets. I have only recently learnt that these only function when the van is hooked up to mains. Is there a possibility of running the 240v plugs from the leisure battery if i run a dual wire from the back of the leisure battery into the plugs? (Through a fuse T:)

If this is possible, how quickly am i likely to zap the battery? All i want to do is run a low emission kettle or heater of something along those lines?

Thanks in advance,
 

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The leisure battery only provides 12V.

If you want 240V when not on EHU, you will need an inverter running off the leisure battery. You would need to add up all the items you wish to run off the 240V then purchase a suitable inverter.

Assuming you don't have any solar power, this will eat your leisure battery pretty quickly. Even a low power kettle or a low power electric heater on an inverter will nail your battery in no time.
Even with solar power to recharge your leisure battery it wont last long.

You also don't say what size your leisure battery is. I have 2 110ah leisure battery's and a 100w solar panel on my roof, I don't have an inverter and use gas for boiling the kettle when not on EHU, and also only use my small panel heater when on EHU.

Good Luck
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OK thanks for confirming D.E.D. I think i need to re-align my expectations of the leisure battery!

The whole thing is a bit of a dark at to me, how best to run something like a heater then? i also assume you need a specialist low emission fridge and pump, both of which i have spare cabling ready to be connected running from the leisure battery. I don't want to go and hook up a hotpoint fridge and kill the battery!

Thanks for your advice
 

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To put the amount of energy available from a Lesiure battery into context ....

a 100Ah battery - pretty typical size - will provide around 600Wh of usable power in total before it needs a full recharge.
A 2kW Fan Heater will eat 600Wh in around 17 minutes, as would a 2kW Kettle.
 

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Hi there,

I've scoured the previous threads on a similar subject but cannot find an answer.

I have recently had a part conversion and had a leisure battery installed with a split charger and 240v hook up. I have a USB and internal lights running from the leisure battery. There are also x2 3 pin 240v plug sockets. I have only recently learnt that these only function when the van is hooked up to mains. Is there a possibility of running the 240v plugs from the leisure battery if i run a dual wire from the back of the leisure battery into the plugs? (Through a fuse T:)

If this is possible, how quickly am i likely to zap the battery? All i want to do is run a low emission kettle or heater of something along those lines?

Thanks in advance,
Hi there do you know what a whining noise old be when at slow speeds on a t5
 
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