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Old 09-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Winter

I leave my MH plugged in to 110 all the time when it's parked at home, is it ok to leave it plugged in for the winter I live in Pa. And also leave the fridge on?
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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If you have a reasonably decent 3 stage charger, then leaving it plugged in all winter should be fine. I'm not sure why you want to keep the fridge turned on.

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Doesn't it being plugged in to electric charge the battery?
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If you have a smart charger as J Birder suggested, it will monitor the charge rate and stop charging (go to a float charge) when the batteries are fully charged.

I see no reason to run the refer all winter...I have power, but turn off the refer when it is not being used.
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Oh, sorry I understand now, another question how often should I check the water level in the battery, I just got this battery in May and being plugged in to electric all the time it might be low
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Check thr charging voltage and water now.

If close to 14 it may be overcharging and will eat batteries.

Verify you charging voltage and charger type, then go from there.
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Check thr charging voltage and water now. If close to 14 it may be overcharging and will eat batteries. Verify you charging voltage and charger type, then go from there.
what do you mean by verify charger type?
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what do you mean by verify charger type?
and use a voltmeter to check right?
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Some chargers are battery friendly, three stage and designed to properly charge the batteries.

Some claim to be but are not.

Older ones are not regulated very well while others like our ferro based unit are very well regulated but output is too high and it eats batteries for lunch.

Find the model number of your charging device, then you can search here for what others have experienced with theirs and google it as well to locate the manual.

If the unit is not battery friendly then a battery minder or other device can be used.

Flooded batteries can take abuse as long as they are watered, let them dry out and show is over.

Check water and voltage first at 2 weeks, then depending on what you find maybe monthly or longer.
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