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Old 09-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #21
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how long should you keep it charging if I remove the battery from the camper.. there are 2 settings on the charger,, 12v and 6v.. What do I use.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #22
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1.5 amp battery maintainer at Princes Auto $29.99.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:54 PM   #23
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if you buy a battery tender brand you leave it on till your ready to install it back in the camper .
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:12 PM   #24
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how long should you keep it charging if I remove the battery from the camper.. there are 2 settings on the charger,, 12v and 6v.. What do I use.
Not sure what your charger is. You would need 12 volt unless you are charging 6 volt batteries (separately, not in series). But the big issue is, do you have a Smart Charger? This is the kind that senses the state of charger of your battery and backs off accordingly on the amount of charge. A "dumb charger" will just keep right on charging, boil the water out of your battery, and ruin it if you keep it plugged in.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:55 PM   #25
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look on your battery it will say if its 6 or 12 volt . if its 12 then set charger to 12 if you have 6 volt which then you would have two batteries in series as last poster said then you would set it at 6 volt but only charge one battery at a time or leave them in series to charge.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #26
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My battery is 12 volt.. but should i disconnect it when going to florida for 2 1/2 months this winter .. i will be at a full hook up site at a rv park ??
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #27
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Battery Charger

This is what I have. It has 2 settings 6v and 12 v. What should I use and for how long.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:44 PM   #28
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your camping with your camper ? if so leave it hooked up your camper has an on board charger on it !
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #29
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your camping with your camper ? if so leave it hooked up your camper has an on board charger on it !

I plan to remove the battery for winter storage. Should I keep the charger on for 6 months I won't be using it?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:50 PM   #30
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sorry rugged i was responding to deretired .
and yes to your question remove it and leave the charger on ! it has float mode you will be fine!
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