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Old 05-30-2016, 05:46 PM   #21
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I installed the transfer switch that's currently in the Rv almost 3 years ago. It was a cake walk...... I can do the install, I just didn't want to eliminate the switch asy if it actually had a value to leave it......


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Old 05-30-2016, 09:38 PM   #22
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Guess my main concern is the transfer switch itself is not a breaker, or safety device, I understand it can kick out, but the 50 amp breakers inside coach are there for safety and the breakers on the generator are there for safety.


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Yes the generator has two 30 amp breakers on the generator.
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Old 06-01-2016, 08:13 PM   #23
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I wonder if "house batteries" can have any affect on my issues? Went out to start generator and it tried to start once then wouldn't crank anymore, checked out coach batteries, one had 136 CCAS, the other 196 CCAS. Cables were corroded etc. I removed both batts, cleaned cables, checked water level, both are dry..... My neglect!! So I replaced both with new deep cycle batteries. Generator is running and both a/c units are on. But I'm parked, and it's not 100' outside. Time will tell, but having good batteries has to help something! Click image for larger version

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Old 06-06-2016, 05:06 PM   #24
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Get a battery watering system to keep your batteries in good health.
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Why don't you clean your battery terminals.
The green shows that you may not be getting good connection there.

Don't worry right now about the different CCA they are but what the voltage is in each battery by itself with no charger.
Then hook up your charger and see what the voltage is.

You just might have a bad cell or two.
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Why don't you clean your battery terminals.
The green shows that you may not be getting good connection there.

Don't worry right now about the different CCA they are but what the voltage is in each battery by itself with no charger.
Then hook up your charger and see what the voltage is.

You just might have a bad cell or two.

If you look at the pics, not only did I clean the cables, I replaced the batteries with new! I gotta start paying more attention to the maintenance on the batteries!!


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Old 06-11-2016, 10:17 AM   #27
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That makes a lot of sense. The load from those water heaters adds a lot of load to an already high load.
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..I checked out coach batteries, one had 136 CCAS, the other 196 CCAS...
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You should always get the deepest cycle battery's possible. The best indication of that is to select the one with least Cold Cranking Amps (CCA)

Batteries with high CCAs have thinner plates that can even sometimes have pour out plates to generate high voltages quickly.

The problem they have is that high discharge rates say 40 to 50% rapidly kill the battery's usefull life. At some points the plates will warp, touch, and the cell is dead.

The best batteries to use for the house batteries are one designed for solar. I had a VMax Charge Tank SLR 125 on my previous camper that could tolerate up to an 80% discharge.

You really have to weigh the cost benefit though because it cost me $300 shipped. At the time, we did a lot of dry camping and seeing I only had the 1 battery and solar, it made sense.

My first instinct was to sell my new coach batteries and get Solar AGMs but I decided to forgo the $1,200 expense and just got a watering kit to take the maintenance PIA out of the equation.

When I go solar and it's time to toss those boat anchors in 5 years, I will go AGM, unless LIPO makes sense safety and cost wise. Go Tesla GIGA factory!
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