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Old 01-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Exide Xtra GC-135 charging

I have two 6 volt Exide Xtra GC-135 in parallel. I went to a RV expo show last week and they recommended that if the deep cycle batterys remain in the RV you should put a trickle charger on it. What kind of charger should I use ? (I know it should be a deep cycle charger, I have my RV in storage with an overhead and on both side covered, I also have electricity both an 110 AC outlet and a 30 amp outlet). How would you hook it up ? Any help would be greatly appreicated.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hammer48---do you have two 6 volts in series to give you 12volts as in most units if so any good 12 volt automotive type battery charger will work.
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Correction it is 2 ea 6 volts is series. In order to hook up a 12 volt charger,which posts do I place the + and - on?
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Hammer48---you say you have 30 amp 110volt shore power there so you should beable to just use the battery charger that is built into your unit but if you dont have that then just put the battery charger + on the battery + and the - on the - so batties shouid be +6v- to +6v- with the charger on each end.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:22 AM   #5
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Hammer48---you say you have 30 amp 110volt shore power there so you should beable to just use the battery charger that is built into your unit but if you dont have that then just put the battery charger + on the battery + and the - on the - so batties shouid be +6v- to +6v- with the charger on each end.
I'm still not sure if I understand what you are saying. I think it has something to do with retiring and converting 50 % of your brain power to retirement while the remainer is used for understanding things. I have a battery float charger attachment. Since the 2 ea (two 6 volt batterys) are in series and I have a 12 volt battery float charger, do I hook up the (+) battery float charger clip to the first battery (+) terminal? Then where do I hook up the (-) battery float charger clip? Is it to the second battery (-) , or the first battery (-) that the (+) clip is on? Thanks in adavance.
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An addition to my previous message is I only have a 110 AC volt outlet to use, so I have a Battery float charger for my house battery and one for my chassis battery, since I live in San Antonio, Texas we dont get real cold weather (Until this year), so I dont need to remove the batterys. My RV is housed in a completely enclosed building, hope this additional information helps.
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Just consider it a 12 volt Battery.

"Battery" is defined as a group of things,"gun battery " is a group of guns.

A 12 volt starting Battery is a box with 6 cells, the Battery you have is two boxes each with three, same thing as far as the charger is concerned, connect to the 12 volt point, red to the positive end point, the black to the negative end point, no connection in the middle.

Also confirm your converter, most will charge while plugged in, but unless they are the newer 3 stage unit they overcharge the batteries and also pull extra utility power, turn off converter and Battery switch and have Battery minder type device connected directly to Battery.

Best for Battery and your power bill when in storage
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Hammer48 --- yes put the red plus on the first bat and the black neg on the other bats neg. Just treat the two 6volts as one big 12volt.
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