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Old 06-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Using shore power without battery hooked up

We often use our Surveyor when we go to our hobby farm for an overnight. I keep the battery disconnected and hooked to a Battery Tender when it is stored there. We have been hooking the trailer up to 110V when we are there but not connecting the battery. Do any of you have any information as to whether this is harmful to the converter? It would be trying to charge a battery that isn't there. My sense is that that is OK since there is no completed circuit. Any evidence to the contrary? Don't want to take out my converter for something stupid.
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You'll have to read your manual to find out. Not being smart but some converters warn not to run them without a battery hooked up and some are fine with it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:34 PM   #3
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The relationship of your converter to the battery is just that of a charger. I have not seen one yet that has problems with the battery being gone. Your newer converters are 3 way chargers which are much better for your batteries than the old ones but they still are just chargers that also supply a regulated 12v supply to the RV while plugged in to shore power. You should have to problems removing the batteries.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:33 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. I will dig up the manual to be sure. Should have thought of that huh?
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