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Old 08-05-2018, 04:42 PM   #1
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Battery power question

Hi there, I have a question about the HS8801. When storing with the shore power connected, do you have to have the power switch on for the system to keep the battery charged?
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:35 PM   #2
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Won't charge if you don't, at least most cases.

If you leave your power switch off with the vehicle plugged in then at least make sure you turn it on so the battery charges fully once per month. That can mean leaving it on for a minimum of three days for most converter chargers.

Batteries will self discharge a certain amount on their own with no other load connected. If you have a multi-stage charger (most late model RV's do) just leave the battery connected and regularly check the water levels once per month.
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Old 08-05-2018, 08:24 PM   #3
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Thanks. Thatís what I thought.
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Hi there, I have a question about the HS8801. When storing with the shore power connected, do you have to have the power switch on for the system to keep the battery charged?
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we all park somewhere for months . if you leave the batteries disconnected for a month or two the batteries will be fine and should only take a slight charge to come back to full. . leaving them connected your relying on the converter and it's smart charger not to over charge the batteries . i leave mine disconnected a couple months at a time and then just charge up every couple months only takes a few hours . If you lose more then 20% charge of a battery in 2 months sitting then you may have a bad or going bad battery
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