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Old 10-12-2015, 02:08 PM   #1
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Battery charging

Does anyone have knowledge about the charging system on my 2013 jayco 343rkts. I'm wondering how good it is and if I need to worry about over charging my new batteries.
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Old 10-12-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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The 2013 came with the newer model battery charge controllers. If it is the one that came with the TT it should be no issue. I googled your year/model and came up with the specifications. It has a 90 amp battery charge controller which is plenty of power for your batteries. I would just monitor it the first time you use it. Also make sure your batteries water level is above the battery plates. My TT only came with a 45Amp unit, and before going SOLAR it had no problems keeping the batteries fully charged.

Just remember do not let your battery voltage go below 12 volts, as that it the 50% level.

See if you can get the model number from the charge controller. These controllers are controlled my a micro controller that times the different charging modes and will not over charge your batteries.

Here is the link I got the information from
2013 Jayco Eagle Premier 343RKTS Trailer : Reviews, Prices and Specs : RV Guide

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Old 10-12-2015, 04:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I replaced the 2, 12v marines with 4, 6volts.I put a disconnect switch on the batteries to isolate them when it's just sitting, and I'm installing a 2 bank battery tender. But I worry when I'm driving for 6-10 hours or hooked up to shore power. After I bought them I read about how you have to maintain them and it almost seam like more work. Any way thanks.
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