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Old 08-27-2017, 01:49 PM   #1
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Battery Thermal Run Away

A disaster avoided yesterday as my neighbor called and alerted me to an alarm going off in my coach and a strong sulfer smell outside. I went in the coach and the propanr /CO2 alarm was going off and it smelled like sulfer inside. I first thought of the batteries so went to remove the step that covers the battery area, The step was hot to the touch and when I removed it, smoke was pouring out of one of the coach batteries. I quickly removed the ground and then the positive cables from both coach batteries and removed them. I had just checked all batteries 3 days prior and serviced them in preparation for a 1500 miles trip coming up. It could of really been a disaster if this would have happened on the trip. The battery box is now cleaned and two new coach batteries are installed. Word to the wise: Inspect your batteries often and service them as required. The batteries were Interstate SRM27 Marine/RV Deep Cycle models with a Mfg date of 2013. Due to my wifes health, the coach has been sitting in my driveway for the last 3 years. I run it monthly and check the batteries at least every couple months. I also leave the coach plugged in and the 10W solar panel is going.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:20 PM   #2
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The battery box is now cleaned and two new coach batteries are installed. Word to the wise: Inspect your batteries often and service them as required. The batteries were Interstate SRM27 Marine/RV Deep Cycle models with a Mfg date of 2013. . I also leave the coach plugged in and the 10W solar panel is going.
I stopped using those type of batteries many years ago. I don't know why they get shorted cells and that is what happened to you. Also you should be using a multi-stage charger such as a progressive if you leave it plugged in all the time. I use only deep charge 6 volt batteries for the house.

Not sure if they are in my blog but next time reconsider your battery choice
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Yes, do yourself a big favor, and install a Progressive Dynamics with charge wizard. There is nothing better. I replaced the original charger probably 10 or more years ago, with one of these. https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-D.../dp/B000GANZZ6

I bought their 60 Amp model, since I have higher capacity batteries in my diesel coach.
Either the 45A or 60A should be perfect for your's.
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