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Old 06-01-2015, 11:18 AM   #21
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I have the stock converter and original batteries in my 2010. I leave it plugged in when parked, although care is required to be sure the water heater and electric heat are off.

The stock converter is not temperature compensated and will tend to overcharge batteries in hot weather. I check them every few weeks and add distilled water if needed, usually just once a year.

In cold weather, the stock converter won't fully charge the batteries, but it will keep them charged enough that they won't freeze.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:30 PM   #22
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How is leaving the AS plugged in for storage any different than leaving plugged in for 3 months when are living in it in Florida?


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Old 06-02-2015, 06:12 AM   #23
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Re freezing of batteries

If your battery is really discharged, then the specific gravity of the battery acid is low enough that it will freeze at somewhere below 0 F. Fully charged battery will withstand -40 easily. So if you live in a really cold winter area you just need to be sure the batteries will hold their charge in storage.
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When I first got my AS I kept it plugged in (new 3 stage converter) when not being used. It worked fine, but I was amazed with the extra electrical bill cost. I disconected the batteries and put a battery minder on them and the bill was so small I couldn't tell it was on.
Now I have installed a solar that takes care of it at no cost through the converter.
No more unhooking and re-hooking up!
Also when I travel and boondock I don't have to use my generator.
May I ask about your solar installation details, I'd like to do more boon docking but I don't have a generator yet, thanks
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