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Old 04-08-2016, 09:19 AM   #1
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Perhaps a silly question about shore power

My trailer will be parked for a while, with reliabile shore power.

Can I remove the batteries, for reconditioning, and while the batteries are out run on exclusively shore power, or do I need a connected battery at all times?

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Old 04-08-2016, 09:24 AM   #2
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Yes you can remove the batteries when plugged in to shore power. Just be sure your positive wire connections in your battery compartment are not touching the frame.

However why not leave them in? The converter will charge your batteries back up.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:52 AM   #3
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Here's the reason I am removing batteries

My trailer has been in storage for a while. My friend owns a garage and has an expensive battery charger/conditioner. Big unit. It will "pulse" and supposedly remove sulfates from the battery as well as recharging. I have to move my batteries to his garage to have this done, hence the need to rely on shore power for a few days.

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I believe the converter/inverter in your trailer does the same as your friends bigger unit does.
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:47 PM   #5
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Unless you have upgraded your converter from stock I doubt it will have an equalization option (de-sulphating). That is a good thing to do to your batteries once in a while. If he has a hydrometer you can check the before and after condition of the batteries as well.

Also make sure to add some distilled water back into them afterwards as equalization can boil off a bit of the electrolyte.

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You are using the plural, batteries. Why not just do one at a time. I would think the
(de-sulphating) charger would only do one battery at a time.
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One less trip to my friends garage if I bring both batteries over at one time!
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