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Old 02-04-2016, 08:37 PM   #1
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Keeping battery charged while in storage.

Hi Forum readers, Progolfer here and I am asking the question on how to keep the batteries charged while the unit is being stored for the winter? I would appreciate any replies and suggestions on this subject. Thanks in advance for your help as always. I love this forum.

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Old 02-04-2016, 08:44 PM   #2
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Take them home and put them on a Battery Tender.

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Old 02-04-2016, 10:10 PM   #3
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Is power available where you store it?
If so, just plug in your shore cord and let the converter keep it charged.
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:37 PM   #4
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If shore power is not available, go solar. You don't need that much wattage to keep the batteries charged. For around $400, you can install a 100-watt panel, 20 amp MPPT controller and wires. The reason for the overkill on the 20amp controller is because you will probably add more panels later. If not, go with a 10amp unit.
As long as you don't have a lot of parasitics, you will be good to go.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:27 AM   #5
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Take them home and put them on a Battery Tender.
X2. And you won't lose it to thieves.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:35 AM   #6
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Battery Maintenance

I throw mine on a charger for a few hours every couple of months. They do drain slowly with time and that is not good in the long run.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:35 AM   #7
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I am in Fl so storing may be only a month or so for me (on family land). I leave my battery in and I have a solar unit from Harbor Freight ($40) and that is the last thing I put up on the roof before I leave to go to my house. My Battery is always ready to go.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:51 AM   #8
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If you leave on charge make sure voltage is not higher than 13 volts or batteries may be damaged.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:06 PM   #9
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I have a Sunseeker 2860 DS which has two 12volt heavy duty batteries in parallel. The batteries were brand new. I used the 120 volt adapter for my shore power and turned on the artic packs. In less than 24 hours the batteries were dead. Do I need to plug into dual 30 AMP to activate the charger. Or could my invertor/charger be bad ?
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My Trojan T-105 6V batteries are hooked up to a Bogart charge controller in my garage. They are powered by a Renogy 100 watt solar panel.

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