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Old 12-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #1
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Had a little wind storm last night which knocked out the power. Turned off all but the range hood light and the hallway light. Left heater on, which only fired 4 times in the next 10 hours. The battery ran down so far the fridge shut completely down. My last Rv had two batteries but under the same conditions could go 4 to 6 days and still have some power left. Maybe the battery they use is not the best of quality? Or is this normal?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:38 AM   #2
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The furnace is a very heavy draw on battery power. It can take a battery that will last for days and turn it into one that lasts for hours. That said, a two battery setup is the way to go if you are camping without shore power..(I realize you didn't plan to do that).
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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Was the battery fully charged to begin with?

How many lights and how long were they on before you went to bed?
Each filament bulb uses 1.2 amps and a 2 bulb fixture uses 2.3 amps.

Did you use the water pump? 12 amps when running
How often and how long?

An OEM battery may only have 60-75AH capacity.

Add up all the amps used and divide into the battery capacity in AH and it will tell you (ABOUT) how many hours you will get. High draw items used at the same time can radically reduce available capacity.

LPG detector draws .2 amps
Single dual bulb light (198 bulbs) 2.3 amps
Single dual bulb light (LED panels) .1 amps
Light fixture over dining table (4 198 bulbs) 4.5 amps
Recessed Halogen lighting, living room (6 lights) 8.4 amps Full on 2.1 amps Fully dimmed
Recessed Halogen lighting, over sink (1 light) 1.4 amps Full on .4 amps Fully dimmed
Recessed Halogen lighting, over couch (3 lights) 4 amps Full on 1.2 amps Fully Dimmed
Refrigerator 1.2 amps

Furnace (Suburban SF35) 7 amps

Water Pump (Shurflo Smart Sensor 5.7) 11.9 amps running, 12.6 max
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses, I probably will go to the two battery setup. I am also gathering info on replacement LED bulbs which will help.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses, I probably will go to the two battery setup. I am also gathering info on replacement LED bulbs which will help.
search here.
This mod has been done by many of the membership (including me) and the sources are well documented.
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has anyone actually tested the current draw of their interior LED bulbs?

LED 12 volt lighting: Long term results

LED Replacement Lights

http://www.ebay.com/itm/White-36-LED...item4846f934e4

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...d=310406887292

has anyone actually tested the current draw of their interior LED bulbs?
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