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Old 04-08-2019, 05:11 PM   #1
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Coach Battery Power Question

I have a Forester Model 2801. When storing the unit, I turn off my coach battery power (knob by entry steps.) So today, I turned it to the "on" position but my LCI One Control display never came on, nor my Victron & Solar Panel displays. (I wanted to fire up my gen for a few minutes using the LCI panel controls.)

So I then turned on the vehicle ignition and the display then came on as did my Victron battery manager display. I thought maybe my coach battery had run down but the Victron display showed full coach battery power.

Is this an engineered "reset" required in having to turn on the chassis ignition or do I possibly have some electrical issues causing this problem? Thx!
2018 Forester Model 2801 GTS
Little Rock, AR

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Old 04-10-2019, 03:11 PM   #2
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I am in my first year with my 2501TS. I am learning by making mistakes. Here's one that I learned. Even when the battery switch is off, there are certain items that still draw 12 volt. Your propane detector for sure, and maybe the smoke detector are always on. I have an over the door light that comes on when I open the door even if the house battery is off. I have had my house battery go down even in the off after a couple of months.

My current approach to my now religious monthly battery and generator maintenance is simply to start the vehicle and then turn on the house battery. I let this run for a couple of minutes. I then turn on my "One Source" and start the generator. I then turn off the vehicle engine and let the generator run for 30 minutes. I will load the generator by microwaving a cup of coffee and then just hang out till shut down.

My 2 cents is Yes, even with the battery switch off, the house batteries will go down to 12 volts or high 11's if I do nothing for a couple of months.

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