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Old 06-06-2012, 02:26 PM   #29
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Here is some more food for thought. If you remove the battery, you also remove the power source for your electric brakes should you have a breakaway. Without the battery, your trailer ain't got no brakes. Period. That would be a hard one to 'splain.
Right!

Without a battery your trailer brake away switch will be inoperable therefore illegal to do so.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #30
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Do I need my battery connected if I'm attached to shore power 100% of the time??
What part of 100% on shore power do you guys not understand?

If he is on shore power 100% of the time, it means he is not driving down the road, therefore, he can remove the battery. It's not recommended as it acts as a buffer for his converter and prevents excess voltage going to his 12 volt lights and devices.
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What part of 100% on shore power do you guys not understand?

If he is on shore power 100% of the time, it means he is not driving down the road, therefore, he can remove the battery. It's not recommended as it acts as a buffer for his converter and prevents excess voltage going to his 12 volt lights and devices.
He didnt say he was at a seasonal site either.

So 100% of the time could be when he is camping. Meaning he never dry camps or boondocks.
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I'm just going by what he posted. He didn't ask if he had to put it back in if he moved his RV.
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Or maybe he has a very long shore power cable!



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Or a portable Current Bush.
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I had some work done on the MH at Camping World and they returned it with the house battery switch disconnected. Shore power gave me 12 volts from the converter, but the slides would not open. The motors kept stalling. I suspect they were dragging down the converter output to the point of probably overheating it. In my view, the house batteries should be connected and switched on all the time the rig is in use.
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I had some work done on the MH at Camping World and they returned it with the house battery switch disconnected. Shore power gave me 12 volts from the converter, but the slides would not open. The motors kept stalling. I suspect they were dragging down the converter output to the point of probably overheating it. In my view, the house batteries should be connected and switched on all the time the rig is in use.
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You can go without a battery when parked on shore power. You can leave your truck running and still plugged in to trailer to run slides.

lights, water pump, water heater igniter only, slides, furnace igniter and fan, range hood fan(I don't think I missed any) all run on 12 volt all the time. if you have no battery and slide is open, you should have no problem. I have tried this myself and not run into a problem. I had my fridge on 120 volt, water heater on 120 volt using tank water and had no problem. the converter had no problems keeping up with the usual stuff. I have not personally tried running my slide on 120 volt only without battery, but will say that others that I have come across had dead batteries and all they did was plug in to shore power and their slide ran with no problem.
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I have had rigs that did and didnt need a battery for partial, full or no 12v function. So bottom line...start experimenting.
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I emailed wfco and they say there converter should NOT BE ran without battery when using the following.
Slide or other high amp 12v devices.

Also noted hooking to tv to run slides or any other high amp devices does not substitute for an on board battery.

Do what ya want but don't complain when your wfco converter is junk from doing so. If your to cheap to buy a battery then so be it.

Progressive dynamics says there new converters will run without battery.
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