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Old 08-30-2014, 08:47 PM   #21
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Why are folks using a 3rd party battery charging solution on late model year Jaycos? Isn't the included converter enough to keep the battery maintained when hooked up to a Honda?
I have a Xantrex charger I use to charge my batteries sometimes. It charges the batteries at a faster rate than the built in converter. Plus it has an equalization mode, that is used to help the batteries stay in top condition. The included converter has this feature, but my Xantrex has a little more OOMPH to it.
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:59 PM   #22
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:59 AM   #23
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Why are folks using a 3rd party battery charging solution on late model year Jaycos? Isn't the included converter enough to keep the battery maintained when hooked up to a Honda?
I use a Black & Decker smart charger with my genny for optimized charging power. My batteries are located at the front of the TT and my converter/charger at the rear, and even with my new upgraded 4-stage converter/charger the B & D charger can deliver a higher charging rate "at the battery terminals".

Going to a heavier gauge wire between the batteries and converter/charger would enhance the charging effectiveness, that mod hasn't made my short list yet.

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