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Old 11-15-2013, 08:07 AM   #11
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On my unit I have started the generator with the battery disconnect in off, it cranks off the same battery as the vehicle. No power will go to the coach batt cables with the disconnect in off.

The battery disconnect is kind of a misnomer as it only disconnects some things from the coach battery. I checked the electrical drawings and verified on my coach and at least with a 3120, things like the slides, awning, and generator are not disconnected with the switch. Generator starting power does not come from the chassis battery unless the emergency battery tie together circuit is energized through the switch under the drivers seat.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:04 AM   #12
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On my Georgetown, I can turn off the battery disconnect and any lights inside will go out. If I hook up to shore power, the inside lights will come back on including the light on the battery control switch.

So, it appears that, at least on my coach, the battery disconnect is bypassed when charging.

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Old 11-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #13
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On my Georgetown, I can turn off the battery disconnect and any lights inside will go out. If I hook up to shore power, the inside lights will come back on including the light on the battery control switch.

So, it appears that, at least on my coach, the battery disconnect is bypassed when charging.

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No, everything is being powered through the converter - without the coach battery. You can technically power all your 12 volt devices without coach batteries when on shore power.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #14
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The battery disconnect is kind of a misnomer as it only disconnects some things from the coach battery. I checked the electrical drawings and verified on my coach and at least with a 3120, things like the slides, awning, and generator are not disconnected with the switch. Generator starting power does not come from the chassis battery unless the emergency battery tie together circuit is energized through the switch under the drivers seat.

On our 2011 Sunseeker 3100 the emergency start battery tie (on the drivers seat) is not needed to start the generator. The times I had to start the generator with dead coach batteries I just started the engine, immediately walked to the convenience center, and started the generator. I then shut off the chassis engine and let the generator recharge the batteries.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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I guess they're all different. On our Coachmen 3150SS the genny will shut off if I disconnect the battery while it is running.
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:06 PM   #16
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On our 2011 Sunseeker 3100 the emergency start battery tie (on the drivers seat) is not needed to start the generator. The times I had to start the generator with dead coach batteries I just started the engine, immediately walked to the convenience center, and started the generator. I then shut off the chassis engine and let the generator recharge the batteries.
Agreed. The reason I mentioned the battery tie switch was to address a previous comment that the generator starter was powered from the chassis battery not the coach. The only way I know to start the generator from the chassis battery is with the battery tie circuit or of course through running the engine alternator.
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