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Old 02-12-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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17Z Converter/Charger Question

Can I hook up my camper to shore power without having the battery installed?? I have the batt in the garage on a maintainer and want to do a few things and don't wanna put the battery in until warmer weather.

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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With most newer converters you can run without the battery. Some older converters used the battery to moderate the dc voltage. Since yours is a 2010, I'll bet you'll be ok. Do be sure to check the battery terminals and make sure you don't develop a short from the positive battery cable to ground as your converter is trying to charge the absent battery.
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