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Old 04-30-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Battery Fuse and Meter

Hi Guys,

I have a new to me 2004 Jay Feather X23B, and I need a little help with the battery.

There is an inline fuse from the battery with a 20A blade fuse installed, I thought that was supposed to be a 30A, correct?

Also, I want to install a meter of some sort inside to give me an idea of my battery strength, since my unit is kept at a storage facility and not outside my home. Do you have any recommendations for which meter works well, and where have you installed yours?

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 04-30-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Battery

Watching your battery voltage is a good first step. Here is a 12volt meter that plugs into a cigarette lighter socket (if you have one in your trailer) for under $3 on Amazon: Mini LED Display Digital Car Voltmeter 12V/24V Vehicle Voltage Gauge. Your battery should always be 12 volts or above. Dropping below 12 volts will shorten battery life.

Unless you have a way to 'trickle charge' your battery, items that are always ON (ie radios and CO & Propane detectors) will drain your battery. Disconnecting or removing your battery will help ensure your battery is ready when you are.

I have a 30amp fuse inline to the electric tongue jack. Other than that, I can't help with your fuse question.

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Old 04-30-2015, 02:07 PM   #3
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Thanks, there is a 12v receptacle, labeled for TV only, but I assume I could use that port for the meter.
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Here's one I have. Think I got it from Amazon. Works pretty good, but only tells you battery voltage. (don't know why it came out sideways when I posted) I don't know of anything to tell you the actual capacity of the battery other than a load tester.
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Thanks, there is a 12v receptacle, labeled for TV only, but I assume I could use that port for the meter.
Currently, that receptacle (TV only 12v) is the outlet I'm using to check my battery voltage using a $5 voltmeter from Amazon (I found the cheaper ones too late ).

Someday I'll have a better setup, a better voltmeter, etc., and multiple batteries. But this will work for this season to keep an eye on my battery and the trailer's 12v charging system.
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Just my opinion and what I do when placing the trailer in storage between trips.
I will disconnect the battery so that it doesn't discharge due to any systems that may be on or any light/s that may not have been turned off. Also being my TT is in an open storage lot I will remove the battery and place it inside of the TT. If I were at a secure storage lot at the very least I would remove the inline fuse on the battery to prevent any discharge.
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Good battery condition guide


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