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Old 12-13-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Battery charging ?

Is the battery charging every time it is hooked up to electric? Button on. How long should a charge on a new battery last? Just using it for lights, maybe a little heat, and tv for an overnight in a truck stop. Oh and of course the fridge.

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Old 12-13-2014, 09:41 PM   #2
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The chargers are smart chargers and will provide the battery with a full charge then kick down to a trickle charge. there are no issues with staying plugged in for extended periods.
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There are a lot of variables in considering how long charged batteries will last when using your unit while not connected to shore power. I suppose if you're careful, you could go for a few days.
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Is the battery charging every time it is hooked up to electric? Button on. How long should a charge on a new battery last? Just using it for lights, maybe a little heat, and tv for an overnight in a truck stop. Oh and of course the fridge.

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Our 2012 36RL (built September 2011) has been connected to shore power (or tow vehicle) virtually 100% of the time since we took ownership. In October 2014, I had the batteries (original two) load tested. They were still able to meet original specifications in terms of cranking Amps as printed on the labels. I think that, so long as the converter is functioning properly, there is no problem with it damaging the batteries.
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TV requires shore power. Standard frig runs on propane when not hooked up to shore power. Residential frig runs off of 3 batteries when not connected to shore power.
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Is the battery charging every time it is hooked up to electric?
Yes, if it needs it.
Button on.
Not sure what this means
How long should a charge on a new battery last? Just using it for lights, maybe a little heat, and tv for an overnight in a truck stop. Oh and of course the fridge.
As Dave says, it depends on what you use and what you have in the rv.

TV, microwave, D/w, etc...
are all 110v only and will not work without shore power..
Is your fridge a residential or absorption type rv fridge?

Will say that with everything OFF in our 38gk when in storage, the three batteries die within days. so if I were using it, even less... but may last overnight...



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