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Old 01-31-2016, 12:27 AM   #1
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Whitehawk 25BHS Battery charging question from newbie?

Hi there. Maybe a silly question but I'm a newbie and just getting started. I purchased a Whitehawk 25BHS a few months ago. The battery that came with it wasn't too good and friends suggested I buy two 6 volt deep cycle batteries to connect in series for dry camping so it would last longer.

I recently went camping and connected to shore power at an RV park. I noticed when I stored it after the weekend the batteries were dead. It seems they never charged when I plugged the RV in at the RV park.

Today I checked and the 30a fuse right up front near the batteries was blown so I changed it and hopefully it will charge. In reading the owner's manual - http://www.jayco.com/files/downloads...s%20Manual.pdf


I see on page 66 it talks about a "charging wizard" and a green flashing light so you know when the battery is charging. I don't have this in my fuse box. I don't see any flashing lights at all.

As I don't have this, is there any way to confirm that the shore power is charging the batteries? Thanks in advance.
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Disconnect the battery leads when connected to shore power and test for voltage across those leads with an electrical meter. You'll have your answer.
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Disconnect the battery leads when connected to shore power and test for voltage across those leads with an electrical meter. You'll have your answer.
Thanks SparkDr. I'll try that.
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