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Old 04-06-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Battery ?

I have a 1997 35' Dutch Star. The panel above the door has 2 switch's that says battery use or store or volts. The manual says if you use store it is suppose to disconnect the house batteries except the co2 and the lp2 monitors. Does that mean that in the store position the Battery charger is disabled?
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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It can vary, year to year but on my 99 , flipping the switch disconnects the batteries from the charger too.
Easy enough to check out , with your unit plugged in , flip the switch and check voltage at the batteries,with a multi meter, if it's not over 13.2v , the batteries are not being charged.
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If you are on shore power, there is no reason to use the 'store' switch. Just monitor battery water levels and everything will be charged and ready to go when you wish a trip or just a get-a-way from the house.
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If your coach is plugged in to at least 110 outlet if you have the BIRD System the converter will charge your house batteries than the chassis battery and works opposite when driving the coach from your alternator.
The battery cut off switch has to be on and not set to store for this to happen if you put switch in store the batteries will discharge eventually.
The LP Detector works off the chassis battery as your C02 Detector as you say so if you have no LP switch in your display area the chassis battery will discharge eventually.
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