Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2015, 06:19 PM   #29
Senior Member
maxwell18's Avatar

Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Pace FL 32571
Posts: 294
Just wondering who Pigman is taking to?

Bruce and Carolyn, Sissy the Boss
2005 Monaco Diplomat M-40PAQ
400ISL Cummins
maxwell18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-24-2015, 09:48 AM   #30
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,023
Originally Posted by Pigman1 View Post
Huh? Just what do you think the voltage regulator on any vehicle does? Damage a battery and shorten it's life? Since you're bound and determined to spend your money on something that's not needed, go right ahead, but don't try to justify it by claiming some of the manufacturers propaganda is The Gospel.
Uh, what propaganda. Read anything you want to and you will find excessively high charging currents hurt batteries. That is why jump starting a battery shortens it's life even if it gets you going short term.

The voltage regulator has little to do with it. The major current source would be the battery with the higher charge bleeding current into the battery with the lower charge. The current limiting is the resistance between the two batteries plus any other drop like a diode in series. Basic electricity 101.

In this case if the towed is very low and the towing vehicle is high the diode drop and wire resistance help limit the current so the towed battery gets less current for a longer time resulting in a less damaging recharge. Normally there would not be much current flowing in the charge line so the drops reduce and the battery comes close to full charge. Heavy short term use like a Brake Buddy would mostly come from the local battery due to the wires acting as balancing resistors. The battery then recharges between brake usages.

That is based on circuit theory I learned when I was around 12, reinforced several times since and have been using to make a living for more than 50 years. That includes significant time working with high current low voltage circuits like we are talking about. In short, I don't use no steenkin propaganda. ;-)

nothermark is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2007 Camelot- I cant find Gravity Fill or Drain JRPA Monaco Owner's Forum 13 07-23-2014 04:17 PM
Where to find RV inspectors Shamrockken iRV2.com General Discussion 11 07-08-2014 07:49 PM
Trying to find walkie talkie replacements Touring Tom Class A Motorhome Discussions 5 07-02-2014 06:53 AM
2005 Kountry Star - where to find the fuse for the LP detector bensharr Newmar Owner's Forum 5 03-22-2014 02:36 PM
Alpine 2004: Dash Warning Buzzer quit working, can't find it! Mike & Mike Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 6 06-23-2013 10:00 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.