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Old 06-21-2016, 03:57 PM   #11
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Also, depends on which converter you have

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Old 06-21-2016, 04:08 PM   #12
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Read some old posts about adding about 2 ounces of pure mineral oil to each cell to avoid water going by by.
Have two 12 volt in our 2012 Lexi, OE, going on 4 years old. Added 2 oz of mineral oil to each cell about 1 1/2 years ago, and have yet to add any water since then. Check them every two months or so, and still full, still at full charge.
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Fascinating. I am off to Google to look into the mineral oil thing.

In the meantime my batteries are getting a bit weak so I may throw a little Viagra in each cell to get them back "up" to maximum charge.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:28 PM   #13
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I will check tomorrow to see what type of converter I have. The RV is a 2014 Forester 2861DS, so it is a newer model. I guess the good thing is that none of the responses are explicitly saying it is a bad thing to do.
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:29 PM   #14
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Just requires a little look once in a while

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Old 06-21-2016, 04:34 PM   #15
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Also, consider buying a Electrical Management System (a lot of us on the Forums use the Progressive one - your choice: hard Wired or portable:
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:36 PM   #16
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I keep mine plug in on 30amp using an adapter to use 110. I just check batteries every so often. Also leave un plugged once in a while to deplete batteries then recharge. Only time I use the 30amp is when I need to run the air while working inside. Later RJD
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Old 06-21-2016, 04:41 PM   #18
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Mines plugged in all the time, it also has a battery disconnect. Just turn the batteries on every so often to charge them.
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Here in Florida, The Lightning Strike Capital of the USA, I never leave it connected when storing.

Just remember that anything plugged in is subject to surge damage (even with a "surge protector") and is also a possible source for a fire in the event of a component failure.
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