Check you battery connections first, if they are clean and tight.. your battery is probably toast now, there is no use trying to troubleshoot the problem with the bad battery.
- Do you have a Volt/Ohm meter for measuring voltage? If not purchase one and keep it in the TT.
- Do you have a Digital Voltage Display (something like the one below) if not, get one, to monitor your battery voltage?
Now you are ready to troubleshoot and maintain your battery. Here is a step by step process…
When you get your new battery:
- Without battery connected, make sure the battery cables are not touching anything.
- Check the new battery's voltage. [Should be between 12.6VDC 13.2VDC]
- Without battery connected check the voltage of the cables coming from the TT's battery charge controller (White cable (Negative) and the Green cable with fuse (POSITIVE), cable to the TT's battery charge controller
- Disconnect your shore power.
- Clean all the terminals.
- Hook up the new battery.
- Take another voltage reading with battery hooked up. [Should be almost the same as 1st reading]
- Turn on your shore-power and check the battery voltage again. It will probably increase to 14 volts (if charging) or about 13.2 if fully charged
- Check the voltage in 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours... the voltage should drop to 13.2 volts (Float)
- If the voltage does not drop, there is probably an issue with the TT's battery charge controller.
- Once the battery voltage levels off at 13.2 Volts, keep checking it
NEVER LET YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE DROP BELOW 12.0 VOLTS.
When it drops to 12.0 volts (50% rule) you need to stop using any of your DC loads (Inverter for converting 12 Volts to 110VAC), USB cell phone chargers, water pump, TT’s heating system, fans, lights…) Each time you drain the battery below the 12.0 VDC level, you are shortening your batteries life.
- Purchase a Digital Voltage Display (like below) that you can plug into your TT’s 12VDC accessory outlet, so you can monitor your batteries voltage.
- Check your batteries water level monthly, since you have been having battery issues.
- If you do not have the TT connected to 110VAC shore power in between use or in storage, pull the main 30 amp fuse located by the battery, or add a battery cut-off switch.
- Make sure your battery is fully charged when letting it sit.
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