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Old 09-04-2012, 08:36 AM   #31
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The trickle charger plugs into the AC outlet in the coach and charges the battery through the ciggerette lighter outlet.
Since you are using the AC outlet in the camper to provide power to the trickle charger I assume you are plugged in 24/7 right?

Your converter will enter "float" mode and "trickle charge" your batteries as long as the coach is plugged in. An additional "trickle charger" is unnecessary.

Now if you do not plug in your coach 24/7, they DO make "cigarette lighter" solar panels that will "trickle charge" your batteries. That is what I thought you were talking about.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:50 AM   #32
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Herc,
I was not aware the converter/charger also charged the engine battery. Shouldn't it be isolated to prevent it from being drawn down if somethin was left on in the coach and you were not plugged into to shore power?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:54 PM   #33
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I was not aware the converter/charger also charged the engine battery. Shouldn't it be isolated to prevent it from being drawn down if somethin was left on in the coach and you were not plugged into to shore power?
Well, to be honest (rare I know) I am not a motor home guy. However, the Herkbrary contains a lot of motor home material in case one day I become one.

From these two documents and the attached wiring diagram it appears to me that as long as the voltage on the coach line is 12.7 volts or higher the battery control center will tie the chassis battery and the coach batteries together. This will seems to allow the on-board generator and/or the engine alternator to charge all on board batteries.

If that is indeed the case, then applying power to the converter should boost the system volts to above 12.7 volts. This should close the buss tie relay and allow charging just as if the on-board generator was running and supplying the current.
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DC Charging circuit

Herc,
This is good information, where did you find this? Tha manual I received with the unit ( 2011 Sunseeker 2650 DS ) was more of a general manual, out of date with no wiring or plumbing information of any kind. Do you know of anybody offers a more detailed manual for this product? I did ask this of forest River after buying the unit but never received a reply.

Thanks for your help

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