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Old 09-19-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Charging your house batteries

I have a 2000 Reflection 327 and have a question about charging my house batteries. Currently they charge when plugged into shore power and when the generator is on. My starter batteries only charge when the engine is running but not when I am attached to shore power. Is this the normal arrangement for the Reflection? My RV mechanic is telling me that my house batteries should also charge when the engine is running. Can anyone help?
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Not a motor home guy, but I think the battery control center in your motor home is supposed to charge both house and starter batteries.

Here is the wiring diagram from the Georgetown.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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On our Sunseeker the starting battery does not charge when plugged in or using generator, only the house batteries. The house batteries are wired to the alternator so they do get charged when RV is running.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for both responses. My mechanic is checking the battery control center. He agrees that the starter batteries should not be charged by shore power. But as you both have stated, he believes the house batteries should be charged with the alternator when the engine is running. Will keep you posted.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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So, the end result of the battery issue was successful. Between some faulty wiring in the battery control center and a defective battery isolator, I now have house and starter batteries that get charged when the engine is running (charging being done by the alternator) and house and starter batteries that get charged when hooked up to shore power. A successful conclusion!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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How did you get house and starter to charge on shore power.
That's not supposed to happen.That's what all mechanics tell me.
I think they should.Did you wire them up differently?
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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Battery control diagram

Thanks for the battery center control diagram . I am working a house batteries drain problem and that should help me to find it. If anyone has any input on what to look for let me know . I have a 2009 Georgetown GTX toy hauler.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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How did you get house and starter to charge on shore power.
That's not supposed to happen.That's what all mechanics tell me.
I think they should.Did you wire them up differently?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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How did you get house and starter to charge on shore power.
That's not supposed to happen.That's what all mechanics tell me.
I think they should.Did you wire them up differently?
Look up Intellic battery control, plus SDC make auto control for parallel charging of house and chsssi batteries. Been around for years.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
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I have the Inteli power PD9160A
It's not charging the starter batteries.
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