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Sargent electronic control system

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by Goldenoldies, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Goldenoldies

    Goldenoldies Funster

    May 10, 2012
    I have the Sargent EC200 control system. When I hook up, trip the main switch on, I have 240 power. Question? if I turn on the red battery charger switch the electric box cooling fan kicks in, do I need this in the on position all the time or can I turn it on when needed, i.e. top up batteries if required. In the colder months I noticed the cupboard that houses the box gets quite warm as the heater is in front of it. Would it be safe to have off over summer nights as only the fridge/freezer would be on and colder nights when heater is on as well. The reason I ask is the cooling fan is so damn noisy and I have been told this the norm for this system.
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  2. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster-Life Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    theres no problem turning off the charger, just so long as you remember the battery/s are not charging. put it on in the daytime to top up, but switch off at night.

    as for heat build up, I've always thought it stupid that the charger is often placed at the back of the wardrobe with no airflow. this contributes to the boards in them failing. you could get the fan changed for a silent computer type fan to reduce noise.
  3. Ed Excel

    Ed Excel Funster

    Nov 27, 2012
    Ribble Valley
    Have a look at the EC200 manual on here: www.sargentltd.co.uk

    I have the same Sargent kit but the fan on mine rarely comes on. Sargent say the fan should only operate if the panel internal temperature goes above 35C. I suspect your temperature sensor is faulty.

    Sargent recommend you leave the charger on all the time it's connected to a supply but I prefer to exercise my battery and turn off when a full charge has been achieved.
  4. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

    Dec 28, 2011
    Stokesley, North Yorks
    Ours is the EC 500 and it is sited in the first overhead locker behind the drivers seat. It is well vented and I have never heard the fan at all.
  5. SandJ

    SandJ Funster

    Sep 14, 2007
    North Yorks

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