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Old 11-30-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Can I switch the batteries off while plugged into 110 and live in the camper without damaging anything?
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #2
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If you have a WFCO converter, no. They don't like not having a battery. A Progressive Dynamics converter would be ok with it. But why do you want to do that?
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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my first question is, why would you want to?

don't know what kind of RV you have but some 12v things on your RV may not work without a battery.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #4
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Without the battery, all 12 volt items should "work," however you run the risk of damaging the converter if you try running a high demand item.

The camper's electrical system is designed to work off the battery and converter to just keep it charged.

It would be like driving your car without a battery and using a battery charger to start your car.

Bad for the alternator.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:29 AM   #5
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When I run camper furnace, the power declines, the lights dim, then suddenly the power returns normal, and the cycle continues.

If I turn battery switch off everything runs smooth. WHY??
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You very likely have a bad battery. If you are lucky, it may just be a case of low water level in the battery.

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You very likely have a bad battery. If you are lucky, it may just be a case of low water level in the battery.

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I would start here. This definitely sounds like a bad cell in your battery.
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Lucky is a relative term when used in a battery sense. When the water is low, meaning low enough to expose the lead plates, that portion of the plate that is exposed is now dead, and not able to hold a charge.
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yep, you should be checking the battery from the get go.
sounds like your battery is bad or not being maintained.
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