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Old 08-27-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
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Charge or Not to Charge?

Ok so today we're officially "Full-Timers" (at least until March 2016). If you're in Tucson, AZ stop by the Lazydays KOA and say HI!
Question: When plugged in for months on end should I leave the system charging or should I turn the charging off?


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Old 08-27-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
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You should not have to turn it off, just make sure you check the water level in the batteries every month or so.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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If you mean the inverter, leave it off. I would also recommend cranking the engine once a month. You can stay on your site with jack and slides deployed, cranking the engine won't affect your jacks.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:34 PM   #4
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Thanks all. I have the inverter off. I'm asking about the charging. (Button above inverter). That can be set to charge or bypass.


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Old 08-27-2015, 07:53 PM   #5
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I would continue to charge watching water level as noted. Might come in handy if power goes out.. Should also prolong life of battery.
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:36 PM   #6
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I would continue to charge watching water level as noted. Might come in handy if power goes out.. Should also prolong life of battery.
I continuously charge min and I've been full timing for three years.

However, about once a month I turn the charger off and run on inverter only, to discharge the batts all the way down to 50%. Batteries need a stronger charge, besides the trickle, every now and again to keep the sulfate under control.

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Old 08-27-2015, 08:55 PM   #7
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I don't have a button above my inverter for charging.
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I don't have a button above my inverter for charging.


Did you upgrade you Magnum control panel??

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I continuously charge min and I've been full timing for three years.



However, about once a month I turn the charger off and run on inverter only, to discharge the batts all the way down to 50%. Batteries need a stronger charge, besides the trickle, every now and again to keep the sulfate under control.



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Thanks Boowho! Done and Done!


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I would recommend taking the coach out at least once a month to exercise everything. Also, run the genset weekly under a load.


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