Thread Rating:
  • 4 Vote(s) - 3.25 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
12s Socket
#1
Has anyone got experience of fitting or using a 12s socket with split charge relay?
This is the socket that allows the battery to be charged and fridge to be used whilst (towing) driving.
I have fitted the socket (not wired up yet) and wondered if there are any issues fitting the relay, wiring, etc as we all know how Citroen electricals are. (Fragile, unpredictable, quirky, and French).
Reply
#2
Anybody?
Reply
#3
From memory, think you need a permanent live (fused) feed to the relay. Most are now electronic and you need to set the voltage threshold with a DVM so that the relay drops out when engine off and master battery volts drop to a pre-determined level otherwise the fridge and/or whatever else you have connected will drain the battery on the Berlingo. Think there used to be wiring diagrams in Towsure catalogues. I didn't wire the one on the Berlingo myself but it looked pretty straightforward..
Berlingo Multispace 2.0HDI '54 reg Mediterranean Blue
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to andy-womble for this post:
  • j90xxx
Reply
#4
Shouldnt affect Canbus as it is wired direct from the battery through a relay also powered by battery that senses when the alternator is charging.

Make sure that the supply taken from the battery area to the 12s socket is man enough to take the current needed to charge the caravan battery.

There should be a similar set up (possibly using the same relay) to power the fridge connection.

People do have problems with this set up because they do not understand about resistance and length of cable. It is approx 4m from the battery to the 12s socket and you can get quite a large voltage drop over that length. Most problems are caused by cables not being up to the job. Make sure that everything is fused.

Good Luck

Peter
[-] The following 1 user says Thank You to Romahomepete for this post:
  • j90xxx
Reply
#5
Thank you both.
A job to tackle over the winter.
Let you know how I get on....
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Welcome
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username:
  

Password:
  




[-]
Search
(Advanced Search)

[-]
Latest Threads
Titsup
Last Post: Art b
Today 09:30 AM
» Replies: 9
» Views: 752
Berlingo 2.0Hdi 2003 multi wont rev past 2000RPM
Last Post: cancunia
Today 09:12 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 75
Can i get away with 205/70r15
Last Post: bhcalcutta2
Today 12:17 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 704
Steel wheels wanted
Last Post: bhcalcutta2
Today 12:05 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 173
Can’t find where to plug fault code reader in
Last Post: Martinez
Yesterday 07:15 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 227
Juddering when pulling away
Last Post: magoo
Yesterday 05:17 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 409
tyre wear
Last Post: my mucker
Yesterday 02:49 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 538
4x 15" Alloys with tyres
Last Post: Guanajuato
Yesterday 12:46 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 196
Peugeot Partner 03 Van owner
Last Post: Art b
Yesterday 09:19 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 413
Grizz' Prozac for the Soul - Berlingo Multispace
Last Post: Grizz
Yesterday 07:50 AM
» Replies: 701
» Views: 159754

[-]
Recent Visitors
Locations of visitors to this page