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Old 12-08-2012, 07:47 AM   #21
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That's what I do. I also check the water level every month or so. My 92 LY came with a charger/power converter built in.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #22
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The question is whether your MH has a modern 3 stage converter/charger. I was never happy nor comfortable with my old SOB as well as the OEM AS converter. Even plugged in for weeks at a time, it would "overcharge" and use a lot of water.

If you would like GOOD advice on the science behind chargers and batteries in RVs. Call Randy at Bestconverter.com. He is a member here and is very willing to spend time with potential customers.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:48 AM   #23
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The question is whether your MH has a modern 3 stage converter/charger.

If you would like GOOD advice on the science behind chargers and batteries in RVs. Call Randy at Bestconverter.com. He is a member here and is very willing to spend time with potential customers.
The installed unit in my '04 LY 30 is an Intellitec P/N 00-00777-000; I don't know about stages, but you would think it has some auto charging controls/limits.

Your suggestion regarding Bestconverter.com is appreciated and a call will be placed.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:04 PM   #24
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Alot of the newer replacement charger/converter come with a battery tender built in. Your MH could very well have it, being a newer model, contact Intellitec to make sure.
My 1993 didn't have that feature and fried the batteries shortly after I purchased the coach pluged into shore power. I've used a battery tender ever since with no problems.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #25
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RE: BatteryMinder
I've used a BatteryMinder 12248, with the battery temperature sensor, on my large house bank of AGM's on our sailboat for off-season maintenance/conditioning and they've performed very well. In fact, when my onboard charger failed this year in Mexico, I had a visitor fly in with in a second 12248 and used the two to provide our daily battery charging for five weeks. (I don't know of any sailboats that use converters, all 12v power is from the batteries). That was very heavy use in a marine environment.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #26
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If you would like GOOD advice on the science behind chargers and batteries in RVs. Call Randy at Bestconverter.com. He is a member here and is very willing to spend time with potential customers.
X2 this remark. Check out the website, lots of good stuff. Randy does reply to e-mails.

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