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Compass Kensington



 
 
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Old August 4th 05, 10:31 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Friends bought a 1999 model-5 berth.
Fun with the electrics. Plugged into mains, the twelve volt stuff will only
operate with the switch set to 'van'.
My Lunar has the same gear, but when on mains I set to the switch to middle
position (up is car, middle is off, down is van). On mine, the van position
would normally only be used when on a non mains site.
The charger is switched on, the battery meter is in the green sector. The
fan for blown air, water pump and power for the gas heater require 12 volts,
which is only available with the switch on 'van'. Is it a glitch, or just a
different way of wiring by the manufacturer?
It's also fitted with a Carver Crystal 3 fresh water system, with a filter
case that looks like a plastic freezer pack with an inlet and outlet spigot.
Can find adverts for replacement filters but nothing about the unit-on the
Truma website.
Regards,
DaveK.






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Old August 5th 05, 09:23 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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"davek" wrote in message
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Friends bought a 1999 model-5 berth.
Fun with the electrics. Plugged into mains, the twelve volt stuff will

only
operate with the switch set to 'van'.
My Lunar has the same gear, but when on mains I set to the switch to

middle
position (up is car, middle is off, down is van). On mine, the van

position
would normally only be used when on a non mains site.
The charger is switched on, the battery meter is in the green sector. The
fan for blown air, water pump and power for the gas heater require 12

volts,
which is only available with the switch on 'van'. Is it a glitch, or just

a
different way of wiring by the manufacturer?
It's also fitted with a Carver Crystal 3 fresh water system, with a filter
case that looks like a plastic freezer pack with an inlet and outlet

spigot.
Can find adverts for replacement filters but nothing about the unit-on the
Truma website.
Regards,
DaveK.


Sounds like the charger is not operating and the 12V stuff is working from
the battery.

In your own van it is better to put the switch to van when using the mains
hookup, this allows the battery to join in if the load gets too much.

Carver three was an upgrade that was soon discontinued as the clips for
holding the pump in failed on a regular basis. if its still working,
continue ti use it, but if it gives up, the carver 2 will fit in the same
hole.

Cheers

D


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Old August 5th 05, 09:23 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
David @ Home
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Default Compass Kensington


"davek" wrote in message
...
Friends bought a 1999 model-5 berth.
Fun with the electrics. Plugged into mains, the twelve volt stuff will

only
operate with the switch set to 'van'.
My Lunar has the same gear, but when on mains I set to the switch to

middle
position (up is car, middle is off, down is van). On mine, the van

position
would normally only be used when on a non mains site.
The charger is switched on, the battery meter is in the green sector. The
fan for blown air, water pump and power for the gas heater require 12

volts,
which is only available with the switch on 'van'. Is it a glitch, or just

a
different way of wiring by the manufacturer?
It's also fitted with a Carver Crystal 3 fresh water system, with a filter
case that looks like a plastic freezer pack with an inlet and outlet

spigot.
Can find adverts for replacement filters but nothing about the unit-on the
Truma website.
Regards,
DaveK.


Sounds like the charger is not operating and the 12V stuff is working from
the battery.

In your own van it is better to put the switch to van when using the mains
hookup, this allows the battery to join in if the load gets too much.

Carver three was an upgrade that was soon discontinued as the clips for
holding the pump in failed on a regular basis. if its still working,
continue ti use it, but if it gives up, the carver 2 will fit in the same
hole.

Cheers

D


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Old August 9th 05, 10:10 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
DaveK
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Default Compass Kensington

Sounds like the charger is not operating and the 12V stuff is working from
the battery.
In your own van it is better to put the switch to van when using the
mains

hookup, this allows the battery to join in if the load gets too much.
Carver three was an upgrade that was soon discontinued as the clips for

holding the pump in failed on a regular basis. if its still working,
continue ti use it, but if it gives up, the carver 2 will fit in the same
hole.
Cheers
D


The charger could be duff as it's not getting warm although switched on.
However, the battery came with the van which had been stored unused for two
years and a digital voltmeter test shows over twelve volts.
Thanks for advice re the Carver water system.
daveK.


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Old August 9th 05, 10:10 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
DaveK
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Posts: 885
Default Compass Kensington

Sounds like the charger is not operating and the 12V stuff is working from
the battery.
In your own van it is better to put the switch to van when using the
mains

hookup, this allows the battery to join in if the load gets too much.
Carver three was an upgrade that was soon discontinued as the clips for

holding the pump in failed on a regular basis. if its still working,
continue ti use it, but if it gives up, the carver 2 will fit in the same
hole.
Cheers
D


The charger could be duff as it's not getting warm although switched on.
However, the battery came with the van which had been stored unused for two
years and a digital voltmeter test shows over twelve volts.
Thanks for advice re the Carver water system.
daveK.


 



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