With Winter coming on it is important to maintain your batteries correctly.
ALL CI MOTORHOMES INCLUDE A STANDARD AGM BATTERY
( Unless you have paid for an upgrade when the motorhome was new for a Lithium Battery )
With your motorhome Battery it is important to :
*Leave the orange light on the control panel all the time
*Plug your motorhome into power at least twice a month for a couple of days at a time minimum,
otherwise you will destroy your Agm Battery .
WITH AGM BATTERY
*Do NOT exhaust your battery lower than 80% otherwise you will destroy your battery life and it will never
recharge fully again ,
Once this happens the operation time of using the battery is reduced .
( so your watching tv with lights on and all of sudden lights go out - battery has died )
when this happens throw the battery out and replace with lithium
WHAT WE NOW RECCOMEND !!!
WITH ALL NEW 9 SPEED FIAT DUCATO AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE
LITHIUM BATTERY UPGRADE
At the time of sale for your New motorhome .
you will be offered the option of a Lithium battery upgrade,
Which is a No Brainer as soon as the vehicle arrives in the country !!!
It will work out far cheaper as soon as it arrives into NZ , as modifications are required in electrical in
workshop, and will cost you far more if you get it fitted later !!,
it is also important with the new 9 speed Fiat as there is more power required to run electronics .
And you can almost Guarantee you will end up destroying an AGM battery by exhausting it ,
and low batt voltage will cause electronic issues .
The benefits are
You will have double the battery power to one 100 amp Lithium to 2 x 100amp AGM Batteries
You can exhaust your lithium battery so the lights go out and it can fully recharge back to normal - (minimum 24 hours to recharge fully)
Your lithium battery life will be up to 5x more than a AGM Battery
Your older Ci motorhome can be upgraded to a Lithium battery at our service centre ... it is well worth it .