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Busskipper

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Posted: 09/05/19 05:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

goufgators wrote:

I read recently that one should not leave the MH plugged in when not in use. We're on our 5th MH and have always left them plugged in when not in use. If, for no other reason, to keep batteries charged. What do you do?


Only time in the last twenty year we have not left ours plugged in is when it was Impossible.

Why would you not?

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I leave my rv plugged into a timer so it gets a bit of juice daily, not 24/7/365
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When Our charger goes to "Float charge" there isn't much Amperage draw. It never boils the battery dry.


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w4phj wrote:

I'm plugged in 24/7 using a 50A outlet in my garage.

Measured charge current at 400ma in trickle mode.

Batteries have 2 quarts of distilled water added about every 3 months.


That seems like a lot! Unless you have a lot of really big batteries I guess. My dual 6 volters need something like a cup of water a year added (never measured, but less than a turkey baster bulb/cell).


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camperdave wrote:

w4phj wrote:

I'm plugged in 24/7 using a 50A outlet in my garage.

Measured charge current at 400ma in trickle mode.

Batteries have 2 quarts of distilled water added about every 3 months.


That seems like a lot! Unless you have a lot of really big batteries I guess. My dual 6 volters need something like a cup of water a year added (never measured, but less than a turkey baster bulb/cell).


Exactly.....

2 QUARTS every 3 MONTHS???


My dual 12V need a tablespoon per cell twice a year


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