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Old 10-25-2020, 02:20 PM   #1
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Batteries

I usually don't take my batteries (3) out when I put my 3010 DS in storage but this year I decided to. I can't believe how much weight three batteries adds. Any thoughts on economically eliminating some of the weight?
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:24 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention, mine are lead acid batteries.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:07 PM   #3
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Other than lithium, not really. Even AGMíS are heavy. I think my group 31 Duracellís are 65lbs each.
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Old 10-25-2020, 05:19 PM   #4
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Upgrade to Lithium. You'll have to upgrade your converter/charging controller too.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:04 AM   #5
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Another option is too install solar on the roof to keep the batteries charged while in storage. That is one or the reasons we installed 2x100W panels on the roof. We also changed the coach batteries to AGM so no longer have to worry about regular maintenance. Chassis battery is still lead acid and is still doing well after 5 yrs.
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Old 10-26-2020, 05:57 PM   #6
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Another option is too install solar on the roof to keep the batteries charged while in storage. That is one or the reasons we installed 2x100W panels on the roof. We also changed the coach batteries to AGM so no longer have to worry about regular maintenance. Chassis battery is still lead acid and is still doing well after 5 yrs.
Thought about solar but my storage is under roof so probably not a good option for me.
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Thought about solar but my storage is under roof so probably not a good option for me.
Yes, if your storage is indoors then roof solar may not help much. However, it you outside under a canopy roof, especially if it's on your own property, then I would suggest using a portable solar panel and connecting it using the external Zamp solar connection port.
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It's rented storage
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