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How to Get The Best From Your Leisure Battery
Monday, 5 July 2021 | Tom
As with any battery, the secret to getting the very best out of your leisure battery and extending it's service life lies in maintaining and charging it properly.
You should always keep your leisure battery fully charged at all times; if the charge level in your battery drops too low you risk damaging the battery and causing permanent damage.
All batteries lose their charge slowly with time particularly if they are not used for extended periods of time and by their very nature this is common in camper vans and motorhomes. Alarms, tracking systems and other electrical devices will also draw power when your vehicles is left for any period of time.
We suggest using a maintenance charger at all times when your vehicle is not in use - these are designed to be left connected at all times without risk of overcharging the battery and will charge, monitor and maintain your battery for extended periods of storage. This will ensure that your battery is kept at optimum voltage and that your security systems remain fully functional.
You should recharge your battery as soon as it drops below 50% power and never allow it to run totally flat as this risks causing damage to the battery and significantly reducing it's service life.
If you have a batter monitor display or use a multimeter, a reading of around 12.4V indicates 50% charge level and anything around 12V or below would indicate that the battery is totally flat.