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Old 02-26-2021, 09:58 AM   #1
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Battery Charging

Hi, when our AS is plugged in at our indoor storage facility will our batteries recharge in Storage mode or do we need to keep in Use Mode?
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:16 AM   #2
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Usually "Use" mode . . . check your owner's manual.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:49 AM   #3
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Hi, Susandoris. Welcome to the forum!
Can I suggest you update your profile so others have some idea what type of trailer you own? Also, include that information in posts of this nature because the phone app doesn’t always display your profile.
We’re happy to help, but could use a bit more info.
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Old 02-26-2021, 10:54 AM   #4
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Why is it plugged in....

....unattended at a storage facility?

I always charged the batt's fully and disconnected for storage.

I now use a disconnect/storage switch.
Both the AGM's and new Lithiums have held their charge until Spring get-ready.

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Old 02-26-2021, 11:34 AM   #5
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Thank you! Didn't realize I did not have that info. It is updated now but we have a 2019 FC 23' - We keep it in a warehouse that has 30amp hookup so it can stay plugged in. Just a gray area on Storage vs Use Mode when plugged in and want to keep batteries charged.
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Does your owner's manual recommend this too?

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Old 02-26-2021, 12:07 PM   #7
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Susandoris,
If it’s like my 2020 FC 23FB, it will charge when the battery is in “store” mode.
It also charges from the solar panel if you have one, but with inside storage that doesn’t help. Keeping it plugged in is the way to go, because the propane sensor will run your battery down. That model has the smart converter that moves to trickle charge when the battery is topped off. As others suggest, read your owners manual, but, as Ronny said, “Trust, but verify.”
If the trailer is at all accessible, it would good to visit at some point and check the voltage on the control panel assuming you have one, or with a multimeter, which you should definitely have in your toolkit. New batteries aren’t cheap!
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:22 PM   #8
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From 2000-2020 Airstream flip-flopped on whether the use/store switch had to be in use or store to charge the batteries. Best to check at the batteries with a meter 13+volts means they are charging, very simple to check.
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