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Old 06-18-2016, 03:49 PM   #41
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Thinking out loud here. Least likely battery shut offs still off? I don't think this would affect the house.
Wired incorrectly? It might be worth pulling the cover to double check. Have you checked the source to make sure you are getting power there? If you have a proximity meter track the power it see where it stops.
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:05 PM   #42
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A wild guess, what about the salesman switch by the steps?
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Old 06-18-2016, 04:27 PM   #43
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Got it resolved. Goes under the dumb ***** heading. I didn't check the breaker for my RV outlet. It was off.
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FYI, there is two main breakers for incoming power in the breaker box inder the bed.
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Skip, my mistake was even dumber. It was the breaker box in my HOUSE that was turned off. I have a 50 amp hookup at home and for some reason known only to the breaker box fairy, it was turned off.
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Old 06-19-2016, 08:45 AM   #46
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Do you still have the original controller? I had lots of issues with mine so when I replaced the batteries I also replaced the controller. The new one allows you to set the charge rate. Lots more control. Attachment 110972

This is the new one.

Another Question on the controller--- about charge rate?

So it's suggested to set charge at 70%. Why not set it at say 40% or even less. Always when mine is charging it will be on shore power for several hours or even days ??

We use trickle chargers on farm equip when setting all winter. Keeps battery at full charge ??

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I haven't read the manual yet only had MH a year but isn't there an automatic feature to regulate the charge rate and when batteries are fully charged switches to trickle charge automatically.


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I haven't read the manual yet only had MH a year but isn't there an automatic feature to regulate the charge rate and when batteries are fully charged switches to trickle charge automatically.


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That might be? But different ones are saying to set lower to stop boiling over. They are suggesting 70% --

As to what your say (most likely right) why shouldn't it drop out at 90% or even 100%. ??

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Yes there is. On your RV there is a converter (not to be mistaken for an inverter) that converts 120 vac to 12 volts, charges the batteries and runs all of the internal 12 volt loads (pumps, lights, stairs, etc) when you are connected to 120 volts.

A coach like yours will have either a Progressive Dynamics or a WFCO or equivalent. These modern converters will sense the battery back voltage and adjust their charging voltage so as not to overcharge the batteries. Normally, if the batteries are below 70% or so, they will put out 14.4 volts or more until they sense the batteries coming up to charge. That is the Boost mode. Then they will drop down to 13.6 or so to taper the battery charge and still provide the power for your internal loads. Then they will drop even lower to 13.2 when there are no loads so as to not overcharge the batteries. This is pretty much a trickle mode. PD units will jump from trickle to boost for 15 minutes or so every 21 hours just to keep the electrolyte mixed and attempt to desulfate the batteries.
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Yes there is. On your RV there is a converter (not to be mistaken for an inverter) that converts 120 vac to 12 volts, charges the batteries and runs all of the internal 12 volt loads (pumps, lights, stairs, etc) when you are connected to 120 volts.



A coach like yours will have either a Progressive Dynamics or a WFCO or equivalent. These modern converters will sense the battery back voltage and adjust their charging voltage so as not to overcharge the batteries. Normally, if the batteries are below 70% or so, they will put out 14.4 volts or more until they sense the batteries coming up to charge. That is the Boost mode. Then they will drop down to 13.6 or so to taper the battery charge and still provide the power for your internal loads. Then they will drop even lower to 13.2 when there are no loads so as to not overcharge the batteries. This is pretty much a trickle mode. PD units will jump from trickle to boost for 15 minutes or so every 21 hours just to keep the electrolyte mixed and attempt to desulfate the batteries.

Good info-- but why 70%. Why not 40%?

My shop battery charger has 3 settings --the first two do the same thing--one just takes longer-- setting 3 is for a quick boost to start a car or something.

If I'm understand correctly (probably not ha) 40% should get to the same place just take longer?

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