Re: (ex-)Transco Transit 2 battery electrics

I've just bought an ex-Transco Transit 100.
Is it white?
Apart from an orange flashing
> light (now gracing teenage sprog's bedroom :-)) it has various interesting
> adaptations including an MOD-looking pull-down laptop shelf, a Stornoway
> 6000 radio, two antennae and much electrical/electronic gizmos.
>
> It also has two batteries and an "Intellitec Battery Guard 2000". I guess
> the second battery is to run the laptop & Stornoway, and possibly other
> gizmos, but the (extra) interior lights seem to be off the main battery
> and when they're all on trigger the battery disconnector after a period of
> minutes rather than hours. (It may be that the battery's a bit flat since I
> haven't given it a good run since I bought it.) I'm inclined to move the
> interior lights to the auxiliary battery whilst I've got it, but I'd like
> to know more about how the two are wired up before messing around. >
> Anyone got any info on these setups?
>
> (And info on the laptop shelf, Stornoway, Page Alarm, electric wash basin
> on the back door &c &c most welcome too.)
These Transco guys have it cushy. Mind you, if one had to dig
trenches to fix gas pipes in this weather a little comfort would be
reasonable.
Reply to
Andy Hall
transits have the option of twin batteries from the factory , you will first need to find out if it was a factory option or if transco did it in house , usally if its a factory fit then the batteries are linked in parallel and service the vehicle as a whole , if its done in house by transco then each battery will have dedicated services
Reply to
steve robinson
John Stumbles formulated on Monday :
My guess would be that it will be a similar set up to a caravan or motorhome secondary battery charging system. A relay enables when the engine is running, linking the secondary battery to the main one to enable it to charge. I would also expect some protection for the secondary battery to prevent its voltage dropping too low, as in disconnecting it from its load.
Reply to
Harry Bloomfield
Sounds cool! Laptop shelf? Sounds like it'd make a great vehicle! Orange flashing light! Even better. Where from? And how much?
> >It also has two batteries and an "Intellitec Battery Guard 2000". I guess >the second battery is to run the laptop & Stornoway, and possibly other >gizmos, but the (extra) interior lights seem to be off the main battery >and when they're all on trigger the battery disconnector after a period of >minutes rather than hours. (It may be that the battery's a bit flat since I >haven't given it a good run since I bought it.) I'm inclined to move the >interior lights to the auxiliary battery whilst I've got it, but I'd like >to know more about how the two are wired up before messing around. > >Anyone got any info on these setups? > >(And info on the laptop shelf, Stornoway, Page Alarm, electric wash basin >on the back door &c &c most welcome too.)
Reply to
Mogga
I got an orange flashing light from toolstation for about a £5. It was originally intended as a wind up for my daughter, but its actually come in really useful a couple of times.
Reply to
The Medway Handyman
Him indoors would prefer blue flashing lights but isn't prepared to join the police to get them. An interesting stocking filler idea for a present though... :)
Reply to
Mogga
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember John Stumbles saying something like:
Storno, you mean.
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is a town in the arse end of nowhere.
Reply to
Grimly Curmudgeon
In article , The Medway Handyman writes
Watch how you use it as I think there are pretty strict (and daft) rules on their use with vehicles, no cites I'm afraid, it's been a while.
Reply to
fred

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