Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
troutslayer's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NW AR (God's Country)
Posts: 1,852
Battery charging question (another one)

If I start to charge my RV battery (after one full day and night of dry camping) and use the Black & Decker VEC1093DBD 40 amp charger hooked up to a Honda EU200i generator, can I go about using other camper appliances while in the charge mode? Will the battery still charge if I use the water pump, furnace fan, lights, etc, etc.? Or should I refrain from using other "appliances" until the generator has done its thing? I am assuming that I should not hook up the shore power cord to the other outlet on the Honda while its charging the battery. Done a lot of on-the-grid RVing but until now we have not boon docked so its a new experience.

troutslayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
SmokerBill's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 2,699
The directions that came with my stand alone charger (a Xantrex 40 amp charger) say that it's best if there are no loads on the battery when charging. So I disconnect the battery by removing the fuse before I attach and operate the charger. I plug the shore power cord into the other generator outlet so I have electricity in the TT. With no loads on the battery, it will charge faster, too.

My power converter is a Progressive Dynamics. I called and spoke to one of their service techs, who told me it was safe to have power going to the converter with the battery disconnected. Everything has worked fine the many times I done it that way.


2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 04:06 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.