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Old 10-17-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Battery Minder for Thor Ace

Has anyone used a battery minder to keep their thor ace plugged in for the winter? If so do you have any recommendations of what is the best and most economical minder to use. I asked the tech at camping world if I could leave my rv plugged in for the winter and he said, with a battery minder you can but without you would overcharge your batteries. Anyone else face this issue with their thor ace?

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Old 10-18-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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I have 2-6volt and 2-12volt batteries in my Serrano and use 3 Battery Minders to keep them charged round the clock all year. Mounted them in a compartment near the batteries and power them with an extension cord with a 3 plug adapter. Never had a problem.

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Old 10-18-2014, 01:10 PM   #3
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I have two Battery Minders, model 12248. The longer you leave them on the better for your battery's if you have sulfation going on. The Minder will remove any sulfation in approx. 3 weeks. If you have flooded cell battery's, just make sure they are topped of with distilled water. ( I seem to have more than my share of battery's around the homestead. )
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:32 PM   #4
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I just keep mine plugged into 15amp service all the time, and top off with distilled water as needed. Seems to work for me without frying the battery
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:28 PM   #5
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The ACE comes with a 3 Stage charger, there's no need for a battery tender. I keep my ACE plugged in all the time while not in use, top off the battery a couple times a year.
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