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Rockinfigs

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Posted: 02/22/19 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one lithium battery and one 210 watt solar.. obviously when it's cloudy the solar does no good when I have my RV sitting at home. Can I also use a battery tender along w my solar to keep my battery up when hauler is sitting at home?


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I don't see why not as long as it follows your lithium battery charging specs, lots of RVers use the battery tender as such. We also store our TH TT in our side yard when not in use, it is always plugged in utilizing our onboard Iota IQ4 smart converter to keep our flooded pair of 6 volt batteries happy and fully charged.

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So at home u have your tt plugged in using your 30 or 50 amp service n adaptor to your house wall plug? Or do u use a battery tender? Yeah I was not sure if having both the tender n solar would conflict

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Found a recent thread of a similar subject that might help you out.

Run Solar Circuit and Shore Power at the same time?

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Posted: 02/22/19 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lithium? Just disconnect. No need to float.

Or do you have systems in the RV that must run?


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No when I have it stored at home I push in the battery disconnect n the solar charges battery but my question is can I also connect a battery tender to the battery w solar charging

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Posted: 02/22/19 09:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Multiple charging sources are not an issue. By all means plug it in and leave the solar connected.

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Ummm solar and a battery tender it would depending on how many amps are driving the soler panel and does it have a shut off. Your tender has a build in one. otherwise you'll fry your lithium battery

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Is it safer to just plug the hauler to the house wall plug instead of hooking up a tender to the battery..I believe my solar is constantly charging..not sure on shut off..but it's a 210 watt panel

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I have my plugged in the house, AKA shore power all the time when not in use. You said ~ .I believe my solar is constantly charging..not sure on shut off..but it's a 210 watt panel . You'll need to figure that part out.

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