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Old 05-28-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
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Greeting....I am a new owner of a 1998 Rockwood 2306 tent trailer...
When I connect to a ac shore power does it automatically switch battery power off and then charge the battery ? Thanks
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If your RV is like most RVs the lights are powered via 12v. So, no, plugging in shore power will not disco your battery power.
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What happens is, the converter takes over powering the lights and charges the battery.

Once the battery is charged, it keeps it topped off, while powering your lights and pumps.

If you disconnected the battery, the converter will run your 12 volt items.
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What happens is, the converter takes over powering the lights and charges the battery.

Once the battery is charged, it keeps it topped off, while powering your lights and pumps.

If you disconnected the battery, the converter will run your 12 volt items.
Some systems use the battery to even out the power surges and can possibly burn stuff out if the battery is removed.
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Greeting....I am a new owner of a 1998 Rockwood 2306 tent trailer...
When I connect to a ac shore power does it automatically switch battery power off and then charge the battery ? Thanks
There are three different answers to that question depending on a device called a CONVERTER which may be part of your power distribution panel.

If the panel is a Magnetek6300 First I recommend an upgrade of the electronics to a Progressive Dnamics 4600 (Match last two digits of model number) and the answer is YES YES

IF you do not have a converter the answer is NO NO

And with most converters the answer is NO YES.

No battery power is not disconncted.. YES they are charged.

Why not disconnect: Well if the battery is disconnected,Unless you have a separate charger it can not be charged. The 6300 has two modules.. Neither of which is all that good.
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