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Posted: 12/10/21 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, I don’t. Concerned about surges and low voltage. Prior to buying Lithium battery I used a 30 watt solar panel to keep my Trojans charged when the TT was out of action. Now the discharge is so low, I am unconcerned.


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Bfrnk wrote:

Do you keep your rv plug into landline when at home and not on the road?
No plug at the storage lot. Plenty of solar power.


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Skibane wrote:

Bobbo wrote:

Plugged in. BUT, I replaced the OEM converter/charger with one that will take care of the batteries rather than boil them dry.


Simple Test: Measure your house battery voltage with the converter/charger turned on, after it has been running for a few days.

If you measure something in the 13.2 - 13.8 volt DC range, your converter is doing a decent job of maintaining the batteries. If the voltage is much higher than that, you're probably going to need to add water frequently.

My Progressive Dynamics converter/charger drops to 13.2v.

Even at 13.8v I think you need to monitor the water level at least monthly.


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I do mean shore power not landline. New to rving and I’m not used to rv language enough.

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no reason to have it plugged in. plus it's 80' from the house


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Posted: 12/12/21 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

min is pluged in when ever its not in use. check water every 3 months, if you have the factory converter check it every month.

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Nope. November to April completely disconnected. No trickle charge. Nuthin. One of the pros of an AGM battery bank. No maintenance & very low self discharge.


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Presume you mean electrical plug in, aka shore power as it's sometimes called. Depends. But yes more often than not, it's plugged in.

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I don't leave it plugged in but do use battery maintainers on it, 1 for coach and 1 for engine battery.


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Always plugged in. There is a progressive ems monitoring incoming power, the residential frig is set on 40 F and the batteries are monitored. I prefer to keep the frig on as residential models are made to run 24/7. At times during Thanksgiving we have the inside frig full, the frig in the garage full and have to use the one in the fiver. Plus I keep a small ceramic elec heater set at 32 for a safety net.


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