Anderson plug wiring (charging)
As I have only just joined, perhaps this subject has been covered. However I would like to know if it is possible to run wires from my anderson plug direct to the battery for charging.
Jayco Australia use ST20-11 and ST35-11 power supply systems, (Setec). This system converts 240 volt to 12 for the van systems. It also serves as a charger to the house battery but due to the limitations of this system the battery only reaches partial charge(and of course it only works if you are plugged in). Thats why I would like to boost it directly.
The standard jayco wiring is only 3mm to the vehicles trailer connection and goes through the setec power supply. Small cable,voltage drop etc through the Setec, is not a good all round recipe.
I am also fitting a 120 watt solar system direct to the battery. We camp for periods of a week or so in the bush so a fully charged battery would help us, as the sun doesn't always shine.
I am concerned using the larger cable directly to the battery may hurt the Setec power supply. I have heard of people discarding the Setec, and installing a smart charger instead but am not sure how involved this would be.
An alternative may be to install a DC-Dc charger. But again would this work side by side with the original system still in place.
Our van is a 18 foot sterling pop top 2006 model. Pretty basic power demands, and fitted with led lights all through.
Any help would be appreciated.