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Old 10-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Battery charging

This is probably an old question answered many times but I can't seem to find the answer. I just picked up a 2012 Shamrock 23SS and I don't recall during the demo whether or not the battery is charged when the shoreline is plugged in. The "Money Pitts" ( as it has been named) maiden voyage is this weekend and I just wanted to make sure it's got a solid charge. Thank you wise ones in advanced.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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when plugged in yes it will charge battery .
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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yes, it does charge the battery. your Shammie has a 3-stage converter that recharges the battery almost as well as a separate battery charger.
the best way is to check the battery with a volt meter. dealers are famous for installing the cheapest battery they can get. sometimes it's not even a true deep cycle battery.
unless you ordered it with a better one.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:42 PM   #4
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Thanks guy's I felt like it most likely did but wasn't sure. Now I am :-) thanks again.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #5
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I took this from my manual (assuming we have the same model converter) ...

My Shamrock comes with a WFCO 3-stage converter and the three modes/stages of operation include:

Absorption Mode: During this mode, the converter output is in the
13.6 Vdc range. This is the normal operation mode. This mode
provides the 12 Vdc and current required by the 12 Vdc RV appliances,
as well as slow charging the battery.

Bulk Mode: When the converter senses that the RV system voltage is
less than 13.2 Vdc (equivalent to less than 50% of battery charge) the
converter will automatically go into the “Bulk mode.” In this mode, the
output voltage of the converter will switch to 14.4 Vdc for a maximum
of four hours.

Float Mode: If the RV is not being used for approximately 48 hours,
with a “no load” condition and the shore power is plugged in, the
converter will automatically go in to the “Float mode.” In this mode,
the converter is charging the battery with a trickle voltage of 13.2 Vdc.
When the converter senses a demand (by turning on lights), the
converter automatically returns to the “Absorption mode” 13.6 Vdc.
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Ok, how did I miss all that. I suppose it is in that novel of paperwork I got with the trailer. Thanks for the info!
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Ok, how did I miss all that. I suppose it is in that novel of paperwork I got with the trailer. Thanks for the info!


I sometimes think the service guys at my dealer put extra information into my packet of manuals. They apparently did not want me to call them with questions.
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Old 10-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #8
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Probably so. I call them anyway so they don't forget me.
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