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Old 03-23-2015, 05:29 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by s1njin View Post
I just turn the house disconnect off. For the chassis battery I make sure I take the RV out for a 45-60 minute ride once a month.

I've not had any problems whatsoever.
Same here. Gives us a chance to exercise both the diesel motor and the gen-set.

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Old 03-23-2015, 10:04 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
What converter does your rig have... They still use a single stage in some models Even some very nice (otherwise) models
Here is the type of converter I have:
Intelli Power 9100
Model PD9106A
Input 120Vac; 30Amp
Output 13.6Vdc;60Amp

I have also noticed a high pitched whine when the converter is plugged in. Not sure what that's about...

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Old 03-24-2015, 06:53 AM   #17
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Tmaxx, you can add the Charge Wizard dongle to that 9100 for true 4-stage charging. It runs about $40, less on eBay.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:39 AM   #18
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With the 9160.. IF it has the optional charge wizard (If not, Get one and plug it in,,job needs one screwdriver) you have the world's best battery maintainer already..Leave house batteries in place and plug in.. If you wish to save electricity (parasitic power to TV et-al) turn off breakers for all but the converter (or if the converter is like my 9180, a plug in model,, Just plug it in (Requires a special extension cord.. Ask if you need how to make)

Next question: Battery control center... Some have Bidirectional Isolator Relay Devices (BRID or equal) If yours does... That will handle the chassis battery as well.. If not,, Add a Trick-l-start to handle chassis battery.

That is how I did mine Plugged in the rig and let the 9180+wizard handle both house and chassis via the BIRD.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:48 PM   #19
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For over 10 years I use "BatteryTender SuperSmart" charger on all of my vehicles and I absolutely love it.
Very easy to use and works perfect on all different type of batteries.
Plug it and forget it.
i use one on my diesel tractor, 24x365


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