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Old 02-09-2014, 12:39 AM   #1
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Batteries don't charge

If you find that your satellite stops seeking, your remote control door locks don't work or your awning won't go out, don't go crazy, it is because your batteries are dead. We found it out a while ago when this all happened to us. We had a dealer put in a special switch so we would charge while hooked up to 50 amps, but that does not work. We bought an inexpensive trickle charger and we hooked it up and in twenty minutes, everything was operational again. Today I took something out of the lower bay and didn't notice that the plug fell out from the charger. Tonight, guess what, nothing worked. Put plug back in and in twenty minutes we were all operational again. So if anyone has such problems, this is the way to fix it. Just my two cents worth.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:26 AM   #2
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Type/age of rig would be useful.
Many rigs come with a batt control center that manages the charging of both house AND start batteries. Frequently a blown fuse is the cause of the problem, and once in awhile it's a relay/solenoid.
If you HAVE a BCC, it's usually easier to fix the real problem than to band-aid it with an add-on.

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The use of an inexpensive trickle charger will never bring your battery's up to full charge, especially when you will be using the output immediately, and they will die, if they haven't already.

A inexpensive trickle charger is normally used on full battery's, while you are away from the rig to prevent them from discharging.

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