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Old 08-23-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Dead TT Battery

Can I leave the battery on my TT hooked up and charge it with a regular battery charger?
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:48 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Short answer is, Yes. BUT, can't you just plug in your TT to an outlet (with an adapter) and let the TT converter/charger keep the TT battery charged?
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Not really sure about the adapter and plug in, I am very new to this stuff! Can you elaborate on what I would need to do that?
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If you plug the trailer wiring into an outlet (weather it be a 30 amp plug or a small 15-20 amp one with an adapter) it will charge your battery (as well as power the entire camper).
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It could be helpful if you provide more info on your TT (year, size, make).

Most TT have a circuit breaker panel for 120v circuits combined with a fuse panel for 12v circuits. This panel also incorporates a converter/charger to provide 12v power to the devices that need 12v (refrigerator, water heater, and some other stuff) and provide power to charge the TT battery.

Most TT have a 30amp plug and some have a 50amp plug for power when camping in campgrounds that have outlets. There are adapters to allow those 30amp (or 50amp) plugs to plug into the usual house outlets (15 or 20 amp). The house outlets can supply enough power to charge the TT battery, for interior lights and a few other things, but not enough for the microwave or the air conditioner. W*mart, Amazon, and other places have these adapters.

I hope this has helped a bit.
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Thank you for the information. My TT is a 2017 28RLS
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Thank you for the information. My TT is a 2017 28RLS
Just to add to the detail that Oldman provided - If you plug the camper in the battery charger built in to the converter he mentioned, is a smart charger. It will charge and maintain your TT battery without the need for an external charger. It's basically a "Smart Charger" and knows when to drop and increase the charge rate to keep your battery topped off.
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Thank you for the information. My TT is a 2017 28RLS
Yours is a very similar unit to mine and when I looked it up it says it is a 30 AMP rig. If that is true here is the adapter you would need to hook it up to a standard 110 electrical outlet. Hooked up to the 110 do not expect it to run your A/C, Microwave, or Television, but it will keep your battery charged and run the CO2 and smoke detector all the time.

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If you plug the trailer wiring into an outlet (weather it be a 30 amp plug or a small 15-20 amp one with an adapter) it will charge your battery (as well as power the entire camper).
I also thank you for this information as I did not know that plugging into my garage wall will also charge my battery! I always plug-in a day or two before I leave on a trip to get my refrigerator cold, pull out slide, etc. & start packing. Now I know I don't have to take-out my battery and charge separately as I have been doing that!
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Thanks for the information! I went to the RV store this morning and got an adapter, so I will get it plugged in after work tonight!
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