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Old 04-17-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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The house batteries on my 2000 Alpine are being overcharged when the motorhome is left connected to shore power. Is this normal? What would you recommend in my situation where I usually go camping one weekend a month?
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The house batteries on my 2000 Alpine are being overcharged when the motorhome is left connected to shore power. Is this normal? What would you recommend in my situation where I usually go camping one weekend a month?
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How do you know they are being overcharged? I would first check your batteries. If these are old they may not be holding the charge and that looks very similar to overcharging. Disconnect the charger and check the specific gravity after 24 hrs. I had the same problem a few month's ago and now have all new AGM's.
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I had the same problem. Check that the solar panels have the appropriate control module on them to tell them when to the batteries are full so they stop charging the full batteries. I found my solar panels were factory installed directly to the batteries without the control module. I went to the local dealer and purchased the standard control module that was supposed to be factory installed and installed it on the wall of the battery bay.
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