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Old 06-10-2020, 08:58 AM   #15
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That is a good question. I just assumed when I kill all the batteries it turns off everything including the inverter?
I have a 2013 Phaeton. The main battery disconnect does not disable the inverter. The inverter/charger is directly connected to the batteries so that it will charge the batteries even with the disconnect switch turned off. I found in my first time storing it the same issue you had. There is a considerable parasitic draw from the inverter that will draw down the batteries in a week or less. If I turn off the inverter on the Magnum Control panel and turn off the main disconnect switch, the batteries would last a month or more. So if you didn't manually turn off your inverter, then that is likely the problem.
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Thanks all. Thatís probably the cause. Trying to remember if I turned it off when I parked it at the storage facility Sunday. I guess I will find out tonight!
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:48 AM   #17
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I haven't read all the responses yet, but have you looked into was something left on
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:24 AM   #18
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No problems this week! I must have left the inverter turned on all week.
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There are parasitic draws on the battery bank even though you have turned the battery bank off via a switch. Over one or two nights these parasitic draws, such as the CO monitor, draw very little however over a week the draw adds up.

Was the inverter left in 'automatic' mode, meaning that it comes on when there is no other AC power source? An inverter draws power simply being in 'idle' state.

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