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Old 04-18-2014, 06:37 PM   #11
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Let that run overnight
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:56 AM   #12
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well........went to check voltage this morning and battery was smoking!!! unplugged shore power right away and took a look (from a distance) and looks like it started to melt some of my wires. How long before I attempt to go in and inspect close up??
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:03 AM   #13
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its proabbly very hot...

im sorry my last advise to you was not very smart.

We should have checked on it after an hour or so to see if it was taking any charge, and if not, stopped that process.
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you're trying to help! no problem. I figure I will give it a few hours and then go in and inspect! Any recommendation on a good replacement?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:18 AM   #15
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lots of threads on the site about batteries and people's prefrences based on type of camping you do ( with or withour A/C hookups )

Big vs Small
12volt vs. (2) volts
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:16 AM   #16
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ok, once I get a new battery is it ok to keep the charge controller hooked up to it full time between outings?
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:42 PM   #17
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My Renogy 30amp controller is designed to read the battery condition and adjust accordingly.

I have left mine on for the past two months since install and it has been recharging, then just maintaining the battery since.

I installed my 100w solar just for this reason, so that I could camp for a few days without A/C, then let the solar recharge over the next week till I went out again

I think that full timers always leave these on.

Mustang also manually forces his into some special charging modes every few months, but he has a high end device
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:22 PM   #18
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Wow, I would say the battery has had it. I do have a concern regarding your TT's main fuse by the battery. I would think that it would have blown due to the current that was being drawn by the defective battery. You may want to check out why it did not blow.

Before you leave the NEW battery hooked up to the TT's charge controller for an extended length of time, monitor it for awhile during the day, when you can check the status each hour. Unplug the shore power over night until it checks out. Plug the TT back into shore power in the morning and it should recharge your battery by noon.

If the battery is charging properly (check voltage), and the battery/wires are not getting hot, you can leave the TT plugged into shore power between outings. Just keep checking the batteries water level on the first day of each month. I have it in my TASK list on the tablet to automatically remind me.

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A lead acid battery, car, marine, or deep cycle storage battery, have similar voltage characteristics. 12v is about as low as you should go and never ever let it get below 11.6 volts. Bellow 11.6 volts, you start to damage the battery internally.

If your storage battery is 7 or 8 volts, its toast.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #20
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Thx all.

The inline fuse for the positive terminal was burned and I need to replace the entire inline fuse unit as the wire/plastic unit melted. It had a 15amp fuse in it. Any idea how to replace as it looks like the fuse was integrated into the wire.
I found something like
http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-EAFH-S...gu+fuse+holder
where I don't need to do anything except tie in each end or I could go with something that looks more like what was there and just use some butt connectors.

http://www.amazon.com/In-line-ACT-Wa...ne+fuse+holder

thx!
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