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Old 02-22-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Battery Overcharg

Hello, just joined the forum. Live in North Texas and bought a 8526RLWS last summer and have used it only 3 times. Dissconnected battery to prevent battery drain over the winter from info supplied from members. Will leaving the trailer plugged in to 110 V tend to overcharge the battery and lessen its life? Deep cycle batteries don't seem to like continual charging. Don't know if they have a "smart" charging system?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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Well there is two ways to go about this baby your batteries or use them. There is so many things to do to make your battery live the perfect life. For example you should only recharge at 40% battery life not 60%. That being said.

You can just leave it plugged in to 110v shore power. It will give a trickle charge that is just to maintain battery. Depending on your battery bank would depend on how well I treat them. If you have 1 interstate battery then no worries. If you got about 1000 dollars in batteries then I would read everything you can.

All in all. No worries just leave it plugged in , it will not kill over your battery. It may make it last only 3 or 4 years vs 5 years. But at 75 dollar battery I would not get too worked up.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:12 AM   #3
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Your unit has a three stage charger and it's designed to maintain the battery(s). I leave ours plugged in all the time and we have a battery that's over 5 years old.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tips guys. Seems heat here in Texas kills more batteries than anything else. Will try and keep my 8526 RLWS pluugged in.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #5
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Your unit has a three stage charger and it's designed to maintain the battery(s). I leave ours plugged in all the time and we have a battery that's over 5 years old.
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