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Old 04-29-2019, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question Entegra Odyssey 24B question on battery charging

Have a 2019 Entegra odyssey 24B does batteries in RV and engine side charge when plugged into 110 volt power supply ? Does it have a internal smart charger wired into it ????
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Nope. When plugged into 110, only the coach battery charges. Also when running the generator, only the coach battery charges.

However, when driving and running the engine, BOTH batteries charge.

Did you install a second coach battery yet? I did mine today. Also, better check the water level on both batteries, my coach battery was all low, and one cell was dry. My chassis battery was toast, so I just replaced it.
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Nope. When plugged into 110, only the coach battery charges. Also when running the generator, only the coach battery charges.

However, when driving and running the engine, BOTH batteries charge.

Did you install a second coach battery yet? I did mine today. Also, better check the water level on both batteries, my coach battery was all low, and one cell was dry. My chassis battery was toast, so I just replaced it.
That's a bad deal I would say the battery with a dry cell is toast or at least severely compromised. I'm surprised the coach battery doesn't charge when plugged into 110 I would seriously consider switching the Coach battery to a pair of AGM's or best yet a pair of Li's unless you CG only.
Was it hard to make room for the 2nd Coach battery? Pics maybe?
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That's a bad deal I would say the battery with a dry cell is toast or at least severely compromised. I'm surprised the coach battery doesn't charge when plugged into 110 I would seriously consider switching the Coach battery to a pair of AGM's or best yet a pair of Li's unless you CG only.
Was it hard to make room for the 2nd Coach battery? Pics maybe?
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The coach battery charges when plugged into 110, it's the chassis (engine) battery that doesn't when plugged in.

The battery with the dry cell is actually holding voltage and tests out OK under a load test, so I'm going to run it for a while, but will swap both out in the future.

Actually, there was a space for the second battery under the steps, right next to the original one. I just needed to rearrange some cables and add two jumpers to the existing battery to tie them in parallel. They are only Group 24, I wish there was space for larger batts, but without major refitting, that's all it can take.
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good info...I picked up my Odyssey 24b yesterday
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Actually, I went and did voltage tests on both batteries today, since the coach has been sitting for two weeks since we used it last. I was wondering if any phantom loads would be running them down at all.

Chassis battery is sitting at 12.7 volts, and I started the coach twice to move it in the driveway, so it appears no phantom source is drawing it down.

The two coach batteries were at 12.5 volts, but I've run the slide in/out twice, had lights on inside, was testing the propane water heater, had the radio on for a while and ran the water pump a bit, so for all that use, both batteries seem to be holding fine, and no phantom sources are pulling juice.

Trying to get a feel for how often I need to plug this thing into shore power to recharge those two batteries...
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