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Old 05-16-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Battery required?

We placed our Sierra 28 on a camping site that we are going to stay at for a while. The RV will not be towed nor used without city power.

Are the batteries required to stay in place? Any harm in disconnecting them or removing them completely?

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Depends on the converter that you have. Some can handle not having a battery in the circuit, some can't. Look up the info on your converter and see what it says.

If you do leave a battery hooked up, make sure you check the voltage and battery water frequently or you may need a new one after a few months, as it may lose water with the constant float voltage and dry up and be ruined.
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The WFCO converters are designed to operate in conjunction with a battery and the battery actually serves to stabilize ripple in the DC output. It makes for very stable power to your computer components.
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The WFCO converters are designed to operate in conjunction with a battery and the battery actually serves to stabilize ripple in the DC output. It makes for very stable power to your computer components.
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The WFCO converters are designed to operate in conjunction with a battery and the battery actually serves to stabilize ripple in the DC output. It makes for very stable power to your computer components.
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Would like to add if you get a VRLA sealed deep cell battery you will not have to keep check on the water. The vent valves are designed to reclaim the evaporated water from charging.

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The WFCO converters are designed to operate in conjunction with a battery and the battery actually serves to stabilize ripple in the DC output. It makes for very stable power to your computer components.
X4 The battery serves as a energy bank for larger loads, hydraulic pump or slide operation without overloading the converter.
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Thanks for the advice

I want to thank all of you. It makes sense and I will keep an eye on my batteries.
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