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Topic-icon Does the tap in the sink work without a power supply?

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4 months 3 days ago #1669 by kyte
kyte created the topic: Does the tap in the sink work without a power supply?
I'm going to a non-electric site....Will my tap in the sink still work, or do I need to figure some of other way of pumping up the water?

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4 months 3 days ago #1671 by NeilT
NeilT replied the topic: Does the tap in the sink work without a power supply?
The pump will be just 12 volt and will work from a leisure battery. Some older Dandys have a double D battery pack (From memory Double D)

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4 months 2 days ago #1674 by kyte
kyte replied the topic: Does the tap in the sink work without a power supply?
Thanks. It's a 2005 Dandy and is arriving this week, but we go on holiday next weekend, so I'm a bit anxious! It doesn't have a leisure battery; it has a 12 volt supply and mains electric with 12v transformer...Is there a cheap and compact way of getting the power it will need, or do I need to invest in a leisure battery and figure out how to install it? I'm really clueless on this because my last Dandy had a manual whale water foot pump

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4 months 2 days ago #1675 by NeilT
NeilT replied the topic: Does the tap in the sink work without a power supply?
The other quick fix, is to get a 240V inverter run it from your car or a separate leisure battery, and plug in to the EHU.
You will need a 3 pin plug on the EHI cable.

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4 months 2 days ago #1676 by kyte
kyte replied the topic: Does the tap in the sink work without a power supply?
Thank you. Looks like it needs to be a leisure battery (we're going to e festival, so cars have to remain in the car park once we're set up). Silly questions:

1) Can I hook up a smaller (cheaper) battery, like a mobility scooter battery to do the same job?
2) We only go camping once/twice a year, and I'm a complete newbie for electrics. How do I look after/maintain a battery in between, and what equipment do I need to do it, please?

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4 months 2 days ago #1677 by NeilT
NeilT replied the topic: Does the tap in the sink work without a power supply?
You can use any 12 volt battery , but a leisure battery is designed so that it can drain and not be damaged. You could get a car starter pack that has a 12v cigarette plug like this one on ebay

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