Is the stock charger capable of charging sealed gel
Hi Jayco enthusiasts,
I have a Jayco Eagle outback.
2 years ago I required a new battery and was sold a Sealed Gel battery from a 'the battery guy'. The first time I used the new battery I was away for over a week, and had no signs of power drain. The very next time i used it I got two days out of it and after that the water heater did not light, and the lights dimmed significantly when the water pump went on. This last trip after having the camper plugged in for 6 months at least after 1 day and and night, with minimal pump and light usage, I was not able to boot up an inverter (which I had tested that same day on a significantly smaller battery). I spoke to an auto electrician in a country town and was told that Sealed Gel batteries cannot be charged with either the hot wire from the car, nor with the built in camper charger.
Does anyone have experience with this? Are both statements true? If I can get it to charge from the car, I am better just buying a new charger for the camper, if it cant charge from either then I will go back to a SLA battery.
Any help or advice is much appreciated.