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Posted: 07/24/12 09:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Z28ROC wrote:

The controller eliminates the need to plug in, and unplug the the little jumper. Also automatically senses the mode it needs to be in. Basically it eliminates the guesswork, and human error. For instance you forget to unplug the jumper, and overcharge your batteries for an extended period of time.
That's the way I understand it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong?

That is exactly how I understand it also.


End of last dune season I got the little IQ4 smart charger($25now, was $20)...
https://bestconverter.3dcartstores.com/IQ4-Smart-Controller-1224-Volt_p_321.html
and switched it out with the little jumper plug. Don't notice a big difference in my voltage when charging. Although I only get 120v to convertor when the genny is running maybe 1-4 hours a day max. But that charges me up to 12.7v on my 2 12v agm 100ah batteries. I never am able to plug into shore power since I dry camp almost always.
Solar power is in my near future...

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LowRyter wrote:

but my electrical box has a phone plug type connector already in it.

Most of the WW's came with the Iota DLS series of converters Here If yours is like one of these then the IQ4 is what connects in the phone type plug and toss the jumper.


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FYI - 30 amps continuous will damage a single battery. Even in as short as 30 minutes it can start boiling.

If you have dual batteries, 15-amps is OK for much longer time periods, as long as it is truckled down once the batteries are charge. Also, it it is high-amp mode at night, good change a lot of juice is going to lights and appliances.


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Quick answer is to use the jumper when dry camping and on generator power, unplug jumper when plugged into shore power.

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chiggly626 wrote:

Quick answer is to use the jumper when dry camping and on generator power, unplug jumper when plugged into shore power.


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LowRyter wrote:

chiggly626 wrote:

Quick answer is to use the jumper when dry camping and on generator power, unplug jumper when plugged into shore power.


for sure, but the question is to do it for long term storage?


Why would you want to use anything for long term storage? I flip the cutoff switch and leave mine for several months without any problems.

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For long term storage either disconnect the batteries via the switch or use the smart charger. DO NOT leave the trailer plugged in without doing either of the above or you will boil the batteries.


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chiggly626 wrote:

Quick answer is to use the jumper when dry camping and on generator power, unplug jumper when plugged into shore power.


But ultimately you will forget its plugged in and end up frying your batteries when you reconnect to shore power. With the IQ4 plugged in its now dummy proof.

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chiggly626 wrote:

Quick answer is to use the jumper when dry camping and on generator power, unplug jumper when plugged into shore power.


for sure, but the question is to do it for long term storage?

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