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Old 11-21-2020, 02:53 PM   #1
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Dutch Star 4018 storage question

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I have a 15 DS 4018. I found inside heated storage with 15amp service. Lucky!!

I believe I connect my 50amp plug to a 30amp plug converter and then connect the 15amp to the 30amp plug. That's what I have.

So, assuming I don't electrocute myself... what do I need to leave on to have the 15 amps service my batteries..house and start?

I assume I turn off all 110v breakers etc..

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Old 11-21-2020, 06:31 PM   #2
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Nothing about using multiple adaptors to connect 50/30/15 inside a storage area, is dangerous .
Now being outside in an RV site in the rain connecting the 50 amp cable to the site power post without turning the circuit breaker off ; well that's a different story.

If your charging system is part of the inverter function , then you'll need to leave the " Inverter circuit breaker on. Wait 3/5 mins after connecting and use your multi meter to check supply volts to both battery banks.

If the power supply is a GFCI outlet , you may have issues with the GFCI tripping . There are many threads about the issue .
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:37 PM   #3
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I have a 2019 Dutch Star 4018. This is what works for me: I use a 15 amp to 50 amp dog bone to plug into my 15 amp shore power. On the Magnum control panel, press the "Shore" button and set the shore power to 15 amps. Then press the "Charger" button to turn on the battery charger. You should then be able to confirm on the screen that the batteries are being charged. I've never turned off any breakers.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:37 PM   #4
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The path of your power will be thru the power cord to the automatic transfer switch, on to the main breaker, and then out of that to your inverter/charger.

The main, double 50 amp, breaker must be on along with the 30 amp breaker marked inverter In.

Your inverter control panel may have a shore max setting. That should be set to less the the 15 amp service your using.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:17 AM   #5
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I have the exact same coach and store it indoors on a 15 amp circuit.
Our coach is all electric so I turn off the refrigerator and flip that breaker to off so the light will no go on as I leave the doors open.
I set the shore power setting on the magnum panel to 15 amps and set the other electric display to 15 also. Not sure the second one or really necessary.
Stored this way every year since new, no issues.
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So I thought that I had to have at least 30 amps to charge my batteries and maintain them ?
I was not aware of other options?.....Following and thanks
I just un-hook all the house batteries and turn off the cranking batteries for the season per the owners request of the building I store in.
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:15 PM   #7
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15 amps is plenty to store the coach, charge the batteries and leave the refer on. It's hard on the residential refers to turn them on and off. I've been parking my last three DP's on 15 amps for 16 years.
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