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Lwiddis

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Posted: 01/18/20 05:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For a couple bucks more, campigloo, ($23 actually) WindyNation sells a weatherproof controller that is a three stage controller (used with a 30 watt panel when Winnie is covered.)


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salem wrote:

If I read it right, one of the posters said to disconnect the battery when connected to shore power. I've always been under the impression that the battery needed to be connected in order for the converter to keep it charged. In fact, that's what the dealer told me 15 years ago. Is there a different way of thinking now?


I'm the one who said it. Should have clarified.
I have a special situation.
Battery thieves are working our area. SO...
My batteries go inside my laundry room on a wooden shelf.
I have a trickle charger on them.
Before... I tried charging them every couple of weeks, but I would forget to re connect them...
SO... Now my batteries stay charged.
Yep... It's a hassle to take them outside and reconnect them.
BUT... The thieves have passed me by these days.

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Posted: 01/20/20 09:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My TT battery lasts about 3 days, if it is not plugged in to the 120v line.

Too many sneak circuits to keep it unplugged. I just
disconnect then negative battery lead. Simple enough.


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