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Old 07-06-2012, 04:18 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
First: Visual on the battery does not indicate internal conditions.

Second: Somewhere in your little guy is a box called a converter.. IF you could please tell me if there is a label on the door, behind which are the circuit breakers and fuses (If they are behind the same door odds are the converter is bhind them) I'd like to know the make and model of that door in that case, this will tell me a lot.

Next to figure out the battery size, it is either printed on the battery or grab a ruler and measure it.. Then go to a battery maker's web site and see what is that same size.

Minor differences between a East Penn Group xx and an Interstate Group XX and a Trojan Group XX but they will all be close enough for you to nail it.

Also you will usually find 3 ir 4 batterues if tge sane suze,, IEL: 27R, 27F 27

All are group 27, the letter has to do with terminal placement.
To help a little with this:

The converter should be in the rear bedroom, near the floor. It should be a little "brown box with a door", and more than likely a Parallax 6300 series. Please locate and confirm the model by opening the door.

The rig should only have 1 house battery (should be a group 24), and 1 chassis battery. The house battery is probably located on the exterior of the driver's side of the rig. The chassis battery is under the hood. I have only seen one Leprechaun of this year with both batteries under the hood, so I guess that is a possibility too.

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:47 AM   #16
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@tekrsq, and everyone else too...We have 1 house battery accessed by exterior door. and the converter is in the rear bedroom. Also the fridge is set up just like your tekrsq. I will give more information and answers shortly. We had an unexpected death in the family. Services are today so maybe later this afternoon or tomorrow I can give all the info. I did get a multimeter and I am planning on doing the voltage test described above. Thank you all so much for your help.

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Old 07-10-2012, 07:40 PM   #17
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Hi sorry for the delay..here is what I have found...
Battery: Exide Marine Deep cycle 24-EV 120 RC 625 MCA...14 coming in when on shore line. I think the battery is crap! But it holds charge for lights for 36 hrs off shore so...
Converter: little brown box under my bed...Underwriters Labratories B-W Manufacturers Kokomo Indiana.
45 AMP converter w/battery charger
Input: 6.8 amps 120 VAC 60 Hz
Output: 45 Amps 12 vdc (3amp charge)
12 VDC fuse block max 20 amp fuse

It is a series 6300 A model 6345 UL
option package CLOGIA
Date code 427.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #18
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Your battery has at most 75 amp hours total, Being a "Marine/Deep cycle" the safe usage level is around 1/4 of that or Well let's be kind and say 25 amp hours (1/3 total)

The converter, 6300... Sounds like a Magnetek and the best thing to do is upgrade. I'm serious about that upgrade.

If you have the room consider a pair of six volt golf car bateries, those are a bit TALLER than the Group 24 you have now, but the pair of 'em give you 230 amp hours (nearly 3 times as much) and you can safely use 115 of those, (Which is more than the TOTAL enegery in your current battery) A Progressive Dynamics 9260 is a good converter for the pair go with a 45 or smaller if you do not upgrade the batteries.
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What is the best AGM battery to replace your old 6 volt lead acid batteries.
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #20
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You said the battery lasted 48 hours.. Actually, that's not bad if the Motor home is occupied.

Oh, Cash Advance | Debt Consolidation | Insurance | Free Credit Report | Cell Phones at Heatherlands.com This is a music site, Heather Alexander and Alexander Jones, They might have an idea how long a battery should last in a Leprechaun though.

They lived in, I think a 30 footer for several years.

Alex is a Celtic Musician, does Science Fiction conventions and Ren Fairs. Heather is retired, Same business.

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