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Old 03-07-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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seems as though my house batteries are really warm ! when we left i had checked the coach batteries thet were good never checked the house batteries seeing i had just bought them in july well needless to say they needed water when we got to rthe keys i put over 2 gal of water in them they are charging now but dont seen to hold also they r like boiling ? is my inverter over charging them ?
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Sure sounds like they are being overcharged which will cause them to overheat and boil which is why you have lost all of the water. They may have been damaged beyond their useful lifespan now. Only use Distilled water to replenish them.

Your battery maintainer appears to have gone south. Not sure how your specific system maintains the charge on your chassis and house batteries when hook to shore power, using the generator or when under power from the engine and alternator. You will need to search out how that is wired and go from there.

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seems as though my house batteries are really warm ! when we left i had checked the coach batteries that were good never checked the house batteries seeing i had just bought them in july well needless to say they needed water when we got to the keys i put over 2 gal of water in them they are charging now but dont seen to hold also they r like boiling ? is my inverter over charging them ?
If you used that much water, the biggest problem that the batteries experienced might have been if the electrolyte went below the tops of the plates in the batteries.

If the batteries are getting warm or in time hot this is one of the signs that the batteries are checking out. Keep an eye on them because the cases will begin to deform and balloon out as well.

Essentially the batteries are failing to hold a charge and as such your charger will keep pumping in current.
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looks like one of them had a bad cell they replced them actually i upgraded to a trojan
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yupper that was it batteries r cool and charging it was a bad cell
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looks like one of them had a bad cell they replced them actually i upgraded to a trojan
Me too! I went for the Trojan batteries as well.
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which ones u get ? i got the 105 they said they will be better i dont know 5 yr warranty though an all i know is my other one was boiling ! lol live an learn
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