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Old 11-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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TruCharge 10 as a chassis battery maintainer ?

I've been thinking about buying a Trik-l-Start or Battery Tender to maintain the chassis battery. But I already have a StatPower(now Xantrex) TruCharge 10w battery charger from when I owed a TT and brought the batts in for the winter.
Now in the winter i plug the RV in for 2 days or so the first weekend of every month. Could I rework the TruCharge into a maintainer ? cut the clamps off and put eyes on, mount it in the forward storage compartment and run the power cord to the nearest outlet ? They made a "10B" model that was designed to be hardwired, wonder if the cable connections were the only difference.


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Old 11-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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I don't see why not. It's a 3-stage charger, so should "float" the batteries nicely, and will also replenish them if they ever get really low.

But why cut the ends off? The standard clamps should hang on just fine.

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'm going to start on getting it installed. The only reason I was thinking about removing the clips is clearance with the hood, it's really tight in there.
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