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Title: Sprinter question
Post by: LRS on January 02, 2014, 12:56:05 pm
Hi, Guys,
   Saw the electrical posting for another model.  Does anyone have this for the Sprinter?  I have a 2400.
Got all new batteries in Sept.  Drove 2000 miles and all worked fine.   Battery dead. Had to use key to open
the door.  Put a charger on it and it worked after a few hours, but this morning would not turn on.

Interstate batteries...
 Could not see anything on....on drain it.

It has been on shore power since the Oct. trip.    The inverter on/off panel is on wall behind driver seat.
The converter (I think...with fan) is below the fridge.  Can hear it at night.   
Never saw breakers others mentioned....different under their bed.

If anyone has an idea, please...

Would the inverter (1800 model) draw on the truck battery if the wall switch is off?    Have hardly ever used it.
Title: Re: Sprinter question
Post by: keelhauler on January 02, 2014, 02:10:36 pm
Make sure your Main switch, storage near side door, is on or batteries will not charge.
Title: Re: Sprinter question
Post by: LRS on January 02, 2014, 03:14:15 pm
The switch near the floor by side door....Store or on when shore power is used.   ??

I read that someone mentioned a switch near the driver for starting the engine using coach battery
not think it is on the Sprinter.  ???
Title: Re: Sprinter question
Post by: Ron Dittmer on January 02, 2014, 03:44:17 pm
With our 2007 Ford E350 PC-2350, if I don't disconnect all batteries during long term storage, both the coach and house batteries will drain way down even though I have everything completely shut down.

We live in a cold winter climate with our PC stored in our heated garage.  If stored outside, I would keep the batteries in the warm house basement.
Title: Re: Sprinter question
Post by: LRS on January 02, 2014, 04:00:15 pm
Thanks.  Never had to do this before...since camping from 1999 til now.  Live in Florida.  ???

Appreciate all input. 
Title: Re: Sprinter question
Post by: LRS on January 02, 2014, 04:13:00 pm
So sorry to have maybe sounded rude....was hurrying to finish reading forums and printing some before
mechanic/friend was to arrive----pouring rain postponed until tomorrow....Appreciate all input!!
Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Sprinter question
Post by: Denny & Barb on January 02, 2014, 08:20:27 pm
We live in the frozen tundra.  All we do is use a timer for control of house batteries.  Xmas dawn/dusk timer set to 6hours seems to two month do the trick.   Engine is started and ran for 30 minutes every month or so.
Works for us.

Title: Re: Sprinter question
Post by: bhgareau on January 02, 2014, 08:26:09 pm
I leave my batteries in place over the winter. My PC is stored outside and I start the coach and run the generator once a month. Last winter the first time I went to start the coach the truck battery was dead. I jump started and it charged up but was dead a week later. Before that I had problems with rear step switch. I removed the fuse for the step switch which is located behind the kick panel next to the emergency brake on a Ford and the truck battery stayed charged the rest of the winter. Don't know if this is relevant to your Sprinter issue but it does sound like you have a slow drain somewhere.