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Old 01-16-2006, 11:18 PM   #1
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Solar Charging System Question

Is it recomended to store my Airstream with the batteries connected letting the solar charging system charge the batteries?
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:33 PM   #2
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hi mod streamer

assuming your trailer has the factory solar package and glassmatt batteries....yes it's possible to store such that the solar system will keep the batteries charged....i don't have the manual in front of me but i was surprised just how low the batteries must get before the solar will start charging....11.2 volts? i think or about 35% remaining....some very low figure.

anyway the batteries will have to drop significantly....it's not like the system kicks on when the batteries just need "topping off" or that the solar will bring them up to 100%. the glassmatt batteries can handle a wider range of charge states and it is good for them to be fully charged occasionally on shore power.

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