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Old 05-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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My batteries are dead...

Alright, the learning curve for an RV owner is pretty high turns out!
So, my previous thread, "my LP alarm is blaring," as it turns out WS blaring because the battery level was becoming so low, that the alarm wouldn't work if the batteries weren't charged soon.
Guess what, my batteries ate totally dead! I can't even get the test light to come on. So, of I plug in my trailer to shore power (110v), can I leave the trailer plugged in and recharge the batteries?
This is probably sounding like a broken record, but thanks!
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Yes you can, assuming your charging system is working and the batteries are still good. But the real question is why did your batteries go dead? If they are original, time to replace them anyway.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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I think we left a few lights on?
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Well, I'm not exactly sure what's going on but somehow I flicked a switch in my "living/dining" room area and my battery sensor button "Test" says it has full power. Of course, now that I think about it, the trailer was still plugged in, so that may have something to do with it, so, not real sure. More investigation of the systems is need for sure. This trouble shooting sure is keeping things a bit interesting.
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My batteries are dead...

Greetings AirSeattle!

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Well, I'm not exactly sure what's going on but somehow I flicked a switch in my "living/dining" room area and my battery sensor button "Test" says it has full power. Of course, now that I think about it, the trailer was still plugged in, so that may have something to do with it, so, not real sure. More investigation of the systems is need for sure. This trouble shooting sure is keeping things a bit interesting.
What you may have discovered is an aftermarket switch to turn off your Univolt power converter. It was a comparatively common practice to install a "conveniently" located switch to turn off the outlet where the Univolt was plugged in so that it could be silenced during sleeping hours when the constant hum could become annoying.

Good luck with your learning process . . . these older Airstreams can hide multiple surprises!

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