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Old 01-27-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Charging my battries

Hooking up to 110 v shore power, keeps my batteries charged. Cn the battries be over charged by keeping the 110 v hooked up? Thanks stan-

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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I have keep mine on charge for extended period at times. If you do you need to maintain the battery's water level. Only use distilled water.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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Charging my battries

Mine are hooked up about 9 months a year. I make a point to check the water level once a month, and like stated above use distilled water only!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #4
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I have always kept our TT/FW or MH plugged in 24/7/365. Our SENECA now has the smart charger in the converter and the batteries do not over charge. If you do not have the smart charger, as was mentioned above, you need to check them on a regular basis to be sure they are not overcharging and going dry.
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The quick answer is YES but if you have the smart-mode technology on-board converter/charger this is real reduced.

My older converter only put out 13.6VDC all the time and this is just a tad over the DC voltage whichmakes the deep cycle batteries boil just a bit. The deep cycle batteries like to see 13.2VDC in float mode. With my older 13.6VDC converter I had to really watch my battery fluid levels and it was normal to find the battery fluids down in only a few weeks of being hooked up 24/7.

Since then I have replaced my older style converter/charger with a smart mode technology PD9260C 60 AMP converter/charger for my four installed batteries and out of habit I still check my batteries every couple of weeks but never see them needing any fluids replenished. I do have to add small amount of fluids in about six months of time now. My requirement for a 60AMP model converter/charger is due to the additional batteries being used. The standard converter/charger is usually a 45AMP or 55AMP model depending how big the trailer is and what appliances are on board. The smaller trailers may only have a 35AMP model.

The smart-mode technology type converter/charger also does other battery maintenance for you automatically... A nice upgrade if you don't have these units. I suspect the Smart-mode technology converter/charger are all standard now with the newer units. Check the model number and look it up on-line or look in your provided technical brochures for your appliances which should have been delivered with your new trailer.

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