caravan wiring

Submitted: Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 13:38
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I have a new caravan with flat 7 pin plug and anderson plug on it. The anderson plug has heavy black and red wires. This is obviously for the 12v lighting. The lights don't work when the van is not plugged in to 240v. It has an inverter for this. I can't find a battery in the van.
Would the anderson plug be there to supply 12v while connected to car only?
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Reply By: LeighW - Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 13:43

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 13:43
Most likely

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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 14:07

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 14:07
Check out the lights. If you have 240v and 12v globes then yes it iss etup to run off the car's 12v supply. Trace where the heavy black and red wires go to in the van and you should be able to setup a battery for the van.

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Reply By: Member - Paul K - VIC - Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 15:36

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 15:36
The anderson plug with the heavy wires could be to power the 12v on the 3way fridge
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Reply By: ao767brad - Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 19:27

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 19:27
The anderson is "usually" wired to run the fridge when driving and in some cases to charge the battery whilst driving also. Strange to have no battery, no doubt you have checked the obvious places, front boot, under lounge seat, under bed, very unusual for a modern van with 12volt lighting to not have one. There must be a power supply for the 12 volt what brand is the van and charger? Could help to know.
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 19:58

Monday, Jan 23, 2012 at 19:58
Hi Twinkles
Is it a brand new caravan or is it a used new one to you
I would look at the manual that came with the van
Older caravans were sold with only a 240 volt system and the 12 vol just fed the Fridge
Some of the older had to system with the lights they had a 12 v and a 240 v globes in the light fitting
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Reply By: Twinkles - Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:31

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 09:31
Thanks everyone. Will explore a bit further
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