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Old 02-28-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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My project for last night was to test out the electrics for when we dry camp. Temps got down in the 50's so it was a great night to do this. Of course, I didn't sleep too well, getting up several times to monitor things. :-). These glass mats, combined with the LED's really do the trick. I went 10.5 hrs 'till the boss needed her coffee, so I let her plug in while watching the readout. Voltage dropped to 11.6 and still no generator coming on. We ended up doing two cups and now running her hair dryer and we're still at 12.2v! Wow! Never could do that with the other coach.

One thing I gotta run down, though. About 6AM the generator did kick on, telling me the CHASSIS batts were low (12.5). Not sure why they dropped from 13.1 to that level just overnight....nothing on them but phantom loads, I'd think. Wonder if there's another setting for chassis only?

I don't think the floor heat will work on batteries, but the Oasis did come on as designed. I'm amazed to see 4 heating zones in what amounts to a large open box where air can readily flow from location to location. But it appears Newmar did the job very well....extremely happy with their engineering design on this. Now if I can get this black tank issue solved, I'll be ready for some serious boon docking! (Vbg)
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I think Newmar sets up the AGS on coach batteries and they set it for 11.4 volts. All it takes is a quick dip to 11.4 and off she goes. This keeps the coach batteries from going all the way dead so if the chassis batteries are almost dead you can start the engine with the bird system. That's how mine's set up. But i've got an Antique compared to yours.
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My Silverleaf setting was for an 11.5 v cut-in and 12.5 v top off. But I can't find any setting for the chassis batts. I really don't think a dip in house battery voltage was possible since they were at 12.2v at that time and nothing noteworthy was turned on. Still trying to figure it out. Btw....I left the coach on batteries all day today and they were finally down to 12.0 v at 3:00 PM or 18 hrs on batt. Power. Wow!
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Hi slabman,
You should be impressed, I am. Nice real world test.
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