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Old 11-01-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Battery tender

I've read up on this as much as I can but still need to ask about my own TT.
I have a 2007 Jayflight 23FB and don't know if I should leave it connected to shore power
all winter or bring the batteries inside. I know it has an IOTA ILC series load center and I believe it's a model 3045. I'd rather leave the batteries on the trailer.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
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I just disconnect the batteries for winter after making sure they are fully charged. They hold most of the charge all winter.
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I've read up on this as much as I can but still need to ask about my own TT.
I have a 2007 Jayflight 23FB and don't know if I should leave it connected to shore power
all winter or bring the batteries inside. I know it has an IOTA ILC series load center and I believe it's a model 3045. I'd rather leave the batteries on the trailer.
I found the specifications for the 3045. If this is the one that your TT uses, it is not a 3 or 4 stage charge controller, so I personally would not leave the battery hooked up to the TT (on shore power) while in storage. Better if you take it home and care for it there.
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Link to the 3045 unit - http://www.bestconverter.com/assets/...LS/ilcmanl.pdf
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Delaware does not get all that cold, so freezing a battery is not as big of an issues as it is in other parts. I am not familiar with your on board converter. There should be a model number on it, probably right inside the cover. Google the make and model and you should find all the info you need. If it is a three stage you will be fine. If you cannot determine if the charge is a three stage, you could pull the fuse at the battery, then every few months put the fuse back in and charge the battery up for a few days. Then remove the fuse and disconnect the shore power.
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Link to my battery care album and listed is the battery storage process that is recommended by USBattery.
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My Battery Care Album - https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=371
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Thanks everyone for the info. I looked all over what I could see of the front of the converter but can't find a model number. I'm just going by the owners manual that was in the trailer. I too suspect it is not a 3 or 4 stage converter. Pulling the fuse/shore power and reconnecting maybe once a month for a recharge sounds like the way I'll go. Would it be worth it to upgrade the power center?
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Thanks everyone for the info. I looked all over what I could see of the front of the converter but can't find a model number. I'm just going by the owners manual that was in the trailer. I too suspect it is not a 3 or 4 stage converter. Pulling the fuse/shore power and reconnecting maybe once a month for a recharge sounds like the way I'll go. Would it be worth it to upgrade the power center?
If you going to buy something just get a battery tender. I pull my batteries whenever we aren't camping, takes about 2 min and I know my batteries are being taken care of.
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