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How long does the battery system last?


Australia & New Zealand
The battery system will provide power for between 12 - 20 hours when fully charged depending on use.
Our vehicles operate on ancillary battery systems which power internal appliances such as the fridge, lights, television and water pump.

The batteries only recharge when connected to mains power or will trickle charge when driving the vehicle. We recommend that the vehicle is plugged into Mains power every 2 nights. Idling the engine won't provide enough power to recharge the house battery.
When you are connected, all equipment automatically runs on mains power rather than the battery. Appliances such as the microwave, rear air-conditioning and power points only run on mains power. Television may run either on 240v (mains power) or 12v (battery power).

For the 12 Volt system to work, the 12 Volt main switch must be in the 'on' position. All vehicles can be connected to 240 Volt mains power via the supplied 15 Amp extension lead with large earth pin. All approved caravan park circuits are rated at 15 amps.

USA
All Apollo RVs run on a dual battery system. This means the engine battery is separate from the battery system used for internal appliances such as the fridge, lights and water pump.

The appliance battery system will last approximately 12 hours when fully charged – We are not able to guarantee how long they will last as it will depend on how many items are on, which could drain the batteries faster. There are two coach batteries in the back. The batteries recharge when you drive the vehicle and when you plug in to a powered site and when you run the generator. The amount of time needed to fully recharge these batteries could depend on how low the charge is on the batteries. Since the engine battery is separate, if you flatten one of the rear batteries, you will still be able to start the engine and drive.

All vehicles have the facility to plug into electricity. When you plug into electricity in an RV park all equipment automatically runs off 110V electricity rather than the batteries. You can then use appliances such as the television and microwave which only run off electricity.

While Apollo RVs are rated at 30amps, you can still connect to power at RV parks rated at 20amps, so long as you do not run all your appliances and outlets at the same time.


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