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Old 09-11-2015, 08:30 PM   #11
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Why is your battery so low? It should be around 13-14.5 v. You are shorting the life of your battery a lot by not keeping it charged up. If you are not camping and parking your unit, plug it in at home or disconnect the battery. You 'can' run almost everything in your unit with no battery and only use the convert, but it is not good on your converter. Also, if you are camping when it is colder and want to use the furnace, you must have a good battery to fire the furnace up. A low/ shorted out battery, even if it 'measures' 13.5 voltage, because the converter is 'charging' it, will still not have the 'reserve' power needed to fire up the furnace.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:56 PM   #12
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I primarily dry camp...so I live off my 12v which are new and healthy. When I'm not camping, my batteries are on a maintainer...I ran them low to test my new detector...it worked great..
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