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Old 12-04-2021, 01:19 PM   #1
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2017 winnebago Vista 35 LX, when plugged-in into shore power I understand you must have batteries.on in order to charge them, correct? But when the batteries are fully charged does that charging stop on its own?
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Yes.
On a 2017 the charger should go to a 'float' charge to keep from over charging the batteries.
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Old 12-04-2021, 03:31 PM   #3
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When the batteries reach full charge, the converter will go into "Float" mode which is just a trickle maintenance charge. This will depend on if you have a multi stage convert but with a 2017 it should be that. Some of the older converters were full charge all the time and could boil the batteries dry if left on. You should be able to refer to your converter's owner manual to confirm.
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What Lt Dan said is how mine works. However I have my charger turned off due my solar setup keeps batteries charged.
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Don't quote me on this,,,

But yours being a 2017 means that it probably has a decent built in charging system. It should be fine leaving things going the vast majority of the time. Depending on use, it'd be a good idea to check the water level periodically if the batteries are of the standard wet cell deep cycle type.

Long term storage will probably require more battery maintenance if you leave them charging. Some people charge the batteries up before storage then disconnect them. The batteries will hold their charge for a few months if they aren't connected to any draw. And yes, you need to leave the disconnect switch on to charge.
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Float charge, meaning?
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Float charge, meaning?
The Float Charge is where the battery voltage is maintained at approximately 13.5 volts for a 12V battery. It charges automatically only when needed. This charger will maintain the battery indefinitely without boiling out electrolyte or overcharging the battery.
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Virtually all newer coaches have "smart" chargers....they go to float when batteries are charged and will not cook your batteries.
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