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Old 10-10-2015, 07:45 AM   #1
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Good Morning ! My rv will not charge batteries when connected to 110 shoreline, I have checked the converter 110 going in 13.7 coming out,110 outlets all working but battery lights on inside panel only shows 1/3 charge. Checked battery water has water but not sure how full it should be, start the engine all is well when running. Please help!#
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Good Morning ! My rv will not charge batteries when connected to 110 shoreline, I have checked the converter 110 going in 13.7 coming out,110 outlets all working but battery lights on inside panel only shows 1/3 charge. Checked battery water has water but not sure how full it should be, start the engine all is well when running. Please help!#
You did not specify brand, model and year of motor home so it's difficult to say. You also didn't say if you have normal 12v functions like lights, vent fan, etc. If not, then your problem may be the battery disconnect switch is either turned off or faulty.

Are you talking about your engine batteries not being charged or your house batteries? If it's engine batteries, not all motor homes have a charger for those when connected to shore power. You can add something like the Trik-L-Start to charge those when on shore power.

If it's your house batteries that are not being charged, check the voltage at the batteries themselves. You should see the same 13.7 volts that you have at the converter. If not, then you have a connection problem somewhere. It could be in your battery disconnect switch, a bad battery connection, or a bad ground.

It sounds like your converter is working okay, so that's probably not the problem.

Battery water should be above the plates and just below the bottom of the filler holes.
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The coach is 2008 Gulfstream Independence. I found a circuit breaker that was not completely closed, Thank you for responding !!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:47 AM   #4
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13.7 volts is the "float" or maintain charge. Your batteries may indeed be fully charged but your monitor is not reading properly or your charger is going to a If you disconnect the coach batteries and wait about a half hour (called "resting") you should get a reading on your volt/ohm meter of 12.7 volts which will indicate a 100% charge. BTW, this voltage is temperature dependent so if it is cold out you won't get 12.7.
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Thank you for the tip on letting the batteries rest, I will try that to see if they ate fully charged!
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