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Getting the 240v supply to run all electrics.

OK all you electrical whizz kids. We just tested the power supply on our 1986 abbey executive. When using the 240v we have sockets working but not the fridge and the lights won't work on 240v either just on the battery. Fridge won't work on either. Any ideas?
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OK all you electrical whizz kids. We just tested the power supply on our 1986 abbey executive. When using the 240v we have sockets working but not the fridge and the lights won't work on 240v either just on the battery. Fridge won't work on either. Any ideas?
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the lights are 12 volt dc only the van battery charger will if on 240 volt ac (hook up ) charge the van battery



Fridge if a 3 way should work and if fitted the selector switch is set to the required setting

1) on 240 volt hook up

2) gas with 12 volt dc to ignite the flame and control the temp

3) 12 volt from the car when connected with the engine running at about 1000 rpm
3b) NOT from the van battery



on gas check all the fuses, bleed the gas to the fridge ie get the air out by constanly tring to ignite , may need to be seriviced requires a qualified engineer


on 240 volt check breaker /mcb , select the correct setting , some frdges are on a 13 pin plug check fuse , the other faults are the pcb 's / 12 volt controls in the fridge or the heating element requires a qualified engineer
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Hi there:

On some systems the Fridge won't work unless there is a battery connected, even when on a hookup. The control circuit works off the 12 volt, SO when on a mains hook up you still need a 12 volt supply, therefore the battery must be fitted, it doesn't have to be a brilliant battery just sufficient to smooth the 12 volt supply from the charger. When on gas there still needs to be a 12 volt supply to the fridge to run the control system.

Most of the Lights will be 12 volt ( with probably one or two 240 volt lights in a van of that age) so the 12 volt system again needs to be running, but again the 240 mains will be charging the battery and supporting the system.

All in all caravans are made to run on part 12 volt , part gas , part mains

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