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Old 03-17-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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Keeping stuff charged but not over-charged?

I know there will probably be differing opinions, but I wondering what is better when storing my Ace 29.2...

Is it better to just leave it plugged into A/C full time (will I over-charge and cook the house batteries?), or run a small trickle charger directly to the house batteries???
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I know there will probably be differing opinions, but I wondering what is better when storing my Ace 29.2...



Is it better to just leave it plugged into A/C full time (will I over-charge and cook the house batteries?), or run a small trickle charger directly to the house batteries???

It is better equipped to regulate itself if plug in thru the coach. It should do so even with a stepped down plug.


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We leave our ACE plugged in 24/7 while not in use. The ACE has a 3-stage charger so it won't over charge the batteries. Just top off the water in the batteries a couple times a year, that's all I do and my batteries are over 3 years old and no problems so far.
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Yep.
Check battery levels periodically and plugged in when not in use.
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I guess it depends on stored for how long... and if the batteries are truly disconnected from all loads.

I understand that the key is not to arbitrarily "remove" discharge/recharge cycles from the battery (which advocates for keeping the coach plugged in), but at the same time you should not depend on the the charging components to always work correctly (advocating for coach to be unplugged).

If it was I, I'd work to eliminate all loads on the house batteries, and then simply shut them off or disconnect them. In the absence of freezing temperatures, a full-charged battery without load should maintain its charge state for quite a while.
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