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Old 06-18-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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HW296 Battery Drain

Hi all!

Noticing that the battery is drained after each storage. Is there something inside that we are forgetting that is draining the battery? Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-18-2015, 07:53 PM   #2
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your C\O and propane detector are still running. Either disconnect battery manually or use\install battery kill switch.


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Old 06-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #3
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Thanks. I figured so much but wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:58 PM   #4
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Nothing that you can do much of anything about. Either disconnect the cable from your battery when not in use, or install a battery disconnect switch. I'm partial to the Blue Sea systems, but there are a slew of them that would work for you.
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Old 06-18-2015, 08:15 PM   #5
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I don't know of any popup that comes with a battery disconnect switch.
It's an aftermarket install.
If you don't keep it plugged into shore power, the parasitic power drains will empty a single battery in just a few days, without a disconnect switch.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:33 PM   #6
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My popup came with a 30A inline fuse. When not camping, and leaving the batteries in the boxes, I pull the fuse. Works great, never had a problem!

Red circles are the inline fuses; bottom one is the main fuse for the trailer, other fuse is for the second battery.

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Old 06-19-2015, 04:35 PM   #7
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Agree with f5moab, pull the 30amp in line fuse. Or keep it plugged into to shore power if you are able. Either way will work.
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Old 06-19-2015, 10:58 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone. My husband has been pulling the batteries and putting them in a trickle charger. Will use one of the options suggested.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:28 PM   #9
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I just disconnect the 2 wires from negative terminal anytime I am done camping

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I have a battery tender from harborfreight that cost $4.99on sale, I installed double plug (one that cannot be plugged in reverse) put solderless connectors on the two wires and attached to the battery, then all I have to do in plug it into a 15 A plug and it keeps the battery topped off. When leaving I just unplug it at the battery and put the power supply up in the shop I also have one on everything else around the farm that has a battery.

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