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Old 12-10-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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Just wondering if you keep your AS at home how often do plug into a power supply to keep the batteries charged?
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:11 PM   #2
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Yes, it is at my home and I do not unplug the unit.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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Yes, also kept at home, keep I keep it plugged in, but it has an Intellipower Charge Wizard converter. I still check the electrolyte levels every couple of months to be watchful.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:32 PM   #4
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I keep my trailer next to my house and keep the trailer plugged into an outlet with a timer that charges the battery every day for one hour. I have used this procedure for over twenty years.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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One caveat... If you have fire ants or another imported variety of a little red vicious red ant recently found in some southern states, you may find that they are inexplicably attracted to live electrical circuits and find their way into switches, relays, fuse boxes and other components raising havoc. If you keep the trailer at home you may notice their activity and nearby mounds and can take action to head off trouble.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:35 PM   #6
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I keep my trailer next to my house and keep the trailer plugged into an outlet with a timer that charges the battery every day for one hour. I have used this procedure for over twenty years.
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I like this idea. I leave mine unplugged most of the time because the antique charger cooks the battery. Adios, John
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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Ours remains pluggged in 24/7 at home. (We have AGM batteries with a solar system, but it is stored under cover.)
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When at home I remove the batteries and use a battery minder to keep the batteries fully charged.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:09 PM   #9
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I keep my 93 Land Yacht plugged in 24/7/365 with the aux batt switch turned ON. It bypasses all of the inverters, converters and isolators. When we get ready to go we simply unplug it and let the alternator take over. I have NEVER had a boilover, burnt cables or dry batteries. Life can be very simple if you don't pay any attention to what the 'experts' say. Just do it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:18 AM   #10
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We keep ours plugged in - I put a 3-stage converter in, and you never know when there's going to be a long power outage in our area, so it's best to keep the camper ready to go.

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I keep my 93 Land Yacht plugged in 24/7/365 with the aux batt switch turned ON. It bypasses all of the inverters, converters and isolators.
In this configuration, what is actually charging the battery?
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:12 AM   #11
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When Lucy is stored at our home, she is plugged in all of the time. We never even turn the refrigerator off.

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When Towed Haul is on the drive, she's hooked up to the power all the time. Like Moosetags, we even leave the fridge on, but that's to keep the cold drinks in when we sit out in her to escape the kids!
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10-4 same as Moosetags.
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Just wondering if you keep your AS at home how often do plug into a power supply to keep the batteries charged?
Whenever the reading drops below 12.2v, (40%).
Batteries removed for Winter storage, same procedure.

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