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make sure your RV absorption fridge is on propane not using 120v from the inverter


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I think something else is on. 300w seems high for that stuff.
Unplug everything and check base load. Then plug in one thing at a time to see who is the power hog.
Otherwise you need to charge twice a day or add 4 more batteries.


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The load is not normal. Is the converter still on? It's time to start removing fuses to determine current draw of each device.

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Some real humorous replies here today.

What make/model are the batteries?

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Salvo wrote:

The load is not normal. Is the converter still on? It's time to start removing fuses to determine current draw of each device.

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converter won't be on a fuse
if he has a whole house inverter, its time to start tuning off circuit breakers

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I too believe your load is a bit high. In any case be sure all your terminals are clean and tight. Now if you have a 37 inch tv, a surround sound system, and your in motion dish turned on this would be ok. If you do have an in motion dish be sure to turn it off after it locks onto the satellite.

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A car battery is considered charged at 12.7 volts or higher. It is considered discharged when it's at 12.39 volts or less.

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Whether 25a is 'normal' for that load is immaterial. We're talking about how long the batteries should last.
What if he has a problem? Do you propose we let him keep going on with that heavy draw if he doesn't need to? Especially when he says the following in his first post.

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Does all of the above seem within normal parameters or are my batteries discharging faster than normal?


To the OP, you're going to get some voltage drop especially with a continuous 25 amp draw. That's a pretty good load there. If that load is acceptable, then a couple more batteries OR recharge more often (maybe consider a higher amp charger).


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Do you propose we let him keep going on with that heavy draw?
Of course it's relevant to the problem if there's a larger load he's unaware of.

However, I'm taking him at his word that the draw is 25a. Nobody except 1 other poster addressed the drawdown question. I think it's an important issue.

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25A isn't that far off. I run a DirecTV Rx, 32" TV, a cellphone or 2, my Dell i7 PC, 2 CFL's, and all the parasitic loads of the coach, and my draw is just under that.

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