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Old 07-15-2016, 11:12 AM   #1
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Batterie tender+charger

Hello I have been at a campground for over a month and the power went out due to a storm, when I started the gen.the battery was low but finally started, my question is should I have my batterie tender/charger plugged in while on shore power?

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Old 07-15-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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You should have a trikl-start to keep the chassis battery charged while plugged in. I'm assuming your generator starter is connected to the chassis batteries.

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Old 07-15-2016, 07:48 PM   #3
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Confusion here. If you were starting your generator then yes, the battery minder should have kept your house batteries charged. Most generators use the house batteries to start the generator. A trik-l-start or amp-l-start keeps start/chassis batteries charged. Battery Minder does not charge the start batteries.
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