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Old 04-12-2011, 08:51 AM   #11
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I had questions about that one as well. I wanted to see if any of our electrical engineers would chime in on that one. The converter should hum () along just fine without a battery installed.


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Old 04-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #12
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We stay in our trailer at our hobby farm, where we store the trailer. I often have the battery disconnected while using shore power. The battery is on a maintainer and it is too much hassle to lug it back and hook it up. Been doing that for 3 years with no trouble whatsoever.

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Old 04-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #13
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Hi Ky Dan. While I agree with you if your'e not using the camper and disconnect, I do however feel that when operating any 12v using things in the camper in this state WILL put an excessive strain on the converter, and therefore EVENTUALLY burn it up. I know for sure on my unit, I had a battery that was low on H20, and the lights would "surge" bright and dim, and the converter's fan would come on a lot more than normal. And I have heard of others on here-(more than one) that didn't think they needed a battery, because they ALWAYS camped under power, so they took out the battery, and burned up the WFCO converter in 3 or 4 trips' That's why I say that. The dealer also recommends keeping the battery in there, as designed. That's my opinion on the subject, at least! Randy

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