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Old 03-27-2016, 04:21 PM   #29
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Just read my two Magnum manuals cover to cover. No reference to setting up for Lifelines. My Anthem is now almost 6 years old and I am thinking my inverters might not be preprogrammed for specific batteries. The manual does refer to a ME-RC Owners Manual but I don't appear to have received that one with my coach. I assume it is for the remote and will have a look at website.
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Wow. Just went out and checked my remote settings and both inverters are set up as batter type flooded. We had a new inverter installed at Entera last summer. I wonder is it possible they reset the inverters but didn't program them to the Discover AGM batteries. If this is so I wonder would it have shortened my battery life.
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Previous post batter should read battery. Sorry about that.
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:17 PM   #33
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Rubicon if I can source Lifelines I will buy and install. Would like to PM you for set up assistance if OK?
Absolutely. I will PM you now with my cell number...easier to set up over the phone


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...The manual does refer to a ME-RC Owners Manual but I don't appear to have received that one with my coach. I assume it is for the remote and will have a look at website.

Correct, you can find it here: http://www.magnum-dimensions.com/sit...-ME-RC_Web.pdf


Look on page 20 and you'll see a table with the charging profiles listed. The footnote on AGM1 takes you to a note that says "for Concorde (Lifeline) batteries". When I started looking at the charging numbers they were the same as what I came up with when I read through the manuals.


And yes, I do think it is entirely possible that having the wrong profile shortened your battery life. Realistically though, 6 years is pretty good.
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Thanks everybody I have learned a lot here not the least of which it is not prudent not to read all manuals and understand at least the basics of what settings should be used and check to ensure these are in place. I am off today to try and source some batteries. Rubicon I appreciate your assistance and will call.
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Thanks everybody I have learned a lot here not the least of which it is not prudent not to read all manuals and understand at least the basics of what settings should be used and check to ensure these are in place. I am off today to try and source some batteries. Rubicon I appreciate your assistance and will call.
Bill, you might find this seller very informative and with good prices on Lifeline batteries. I used them and was very satisfied.

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Thanks Pat. I will try them.
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Your battery life will depend on a number of factors. When you're storing your coach is it plugged into shore power? Do you store it in Arizona or other warm climate in summer. High temps are hell on the batteries. When using your coach do you allow the batteries to run down very low before recharging? Just a few of the more common issues that affect battery life. 8 years is excellent I get more like 4-5 but I live in Las Vegas area.
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I had two reasons.
1. The Aspire comes with four 200 amp wet cell batteries for a total of 400 amps. I believe this is under powered for a coach equipped with a residential fridge and other than propane heat is an all electric coach and folks that like to do some boon docking.
2. preferred the AGM's over wet cells but only because of battery maintenance. I'm getting lazy. Lazier.

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I would say 5 to 7 years, especially if you use a smart battery combiner, such as this one http://www.motorhomediary.com/victro...tery-combiner/
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Anthem 1 we are in a cold climate but from October to April I store the coach indoors in a heated garage plugged into shore power. We rarely dry camp. Maybe 2 or 3 nights a year. I had hoped for longer. Coach went in service June 2011.
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I'm a little late to the party. I agree with a previous poster in that I would look at the Lifeline AGM's. My 3 are 6yrs. old and still going strong. I have a 2800W Magnum PSW, along with 480W solar. The Magnum has to be adjusted for AGM's. But it's a simple procedure.
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