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Old 03-22-2022, 08:47 AM   #1
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Lost all power

I have a 2020 Pinnacle 36SSWS. I have replaced the battery with 2 Battleborn lithium 100 amp batteries. We are currently stationary at a friends place hooked up to 30 amp power.

Last night around 12:30am, the power went out in our area due to a meeting of a car and power pole. By 6:30am this morning, our power is still not on, the and the rv has no power, 110 or 12v. I know the batteries have a cutoff at 10v. We have been sleeping. The only thing on was the residential refrigerator and the furnace set at 65 (itís 47 deg out this am) At 6:am this morning, the fridge was beeping at me cause no power.

I would not think the batteries, which were at 13.7v when the power went out, would drain so quickly. And I am not sure if our inverter kicked on at all.

What do I do now? Power is suppose to be on this morning, but what about when I go boondocking can I only get less than 6 hours of very minimal use out of the batteries? At a loss here.
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How can the fridge be beeping if you have no power? Since it's a residential the INVERTER would have to be on for the fridge to be beeping. Are you sure it's not the INVERTER beeping due to low battery voltage?
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Old 03-22-2022, 11:23 AM   #3
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Hope you solve the current issueÖ

Boondocking and using a residential fridge are not normally used in the same sentence. You need to confirm how many amps your fridge uses, times how many days you plan to camp without power and get some more batteries.

Here is some quick math since I donít know what fridge or inverter you have.

Fridge 100 watts 120v
Inverter 2 amps running plus 10 amps for fridge
Furnace 10 amps
Lights, clocks etc 1 amp

I donít know if the fridge is constantly drawing or not but this is a good starting point to do your own calculations. So letís say the fridge cycles on and off and needs power 12 hours a day (120amps), the inverter need power for 24 hours (48amps), the furnace needs power for 4 hours (40amps), and extra parasite draw runs for 24 hours (24amps)

That adds us to 232amps, and you have 200 in your batteries. Your usage will be more or less and these are very rough calculations. Either way you can see you need more batteries for Boondocking more than 24 hours.
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Your BMpro, propane detector all dry power as well. We have a 2021 eagle and even if i turn battery switch off it still draws power from batteries. So you do have other things using power as well.

Bottom line need more batteries or genie if your going to boondocks especially with residential fridge.
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Perhaps connect the trailer to you tow rig to get the batteries charging. But that seemed like allot of equipment to run on the batteries. I dont know what uses more power the fridge or the furnace but I would bet that would drain the batteries rather quickly.
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I have a 2020 Pinnacle 36SSWS. I have replaced the battery with 2 Battleborn lithium 100 amp batteries. We are currently stationary at a friends place hooked up to 30 amp power.

Last night around 12:30am, the power went out in our area due to a meeting of a car and power pole. By 6:30am this morning, our power is still not on, the and the rv has no power, 110 or 12v. I know the batteries have a cutoff at 10v. We have been sleeping. The only thing on was the residential refrigerator and the furnace set at 65 (itís 47 deg out this am) At 6:am this morning, the fridge was beeping at me cause no power.

I would not think the batteries, which were at 13.7v when the power went out, would drain so quickly. And I am not sure if our inverter kicked on at all.

What do I do now? Power is suppose to be on this morning, but what about when I go boondocking can I only get less than 6 hours of very minimal use out of the batteries? At a loss here.
If you want to boondock with that setup, you'll have to get an inverter genny or solar or both to keep the batteries topped off. Fridge and furnace draw a lot of power, not to mention the AC.
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