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Old 03-04-2020, 09:48 AM   #1
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Adding a dc battery

The current system of our fifth wheel includes a dc group 27 battery, a 100 watt solar panel & a honda 2000 watt generator. The battery was purchased in July 2019 & had average usage for 2 months. It never dropped below 50%. I've read that batteries should be new when connecting in parallel. Would the existing battery be considered still new?

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Old 03-04-2020, 10:31 AM   #2
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Yes, its new enough.

It sounds like you treated it well and paralling another with it will do no harm.

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Old 03-04-2020, 05:34 PM   #3
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It should be fine, but it would be a good idea to load test it to establish a baseline.
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:49 PM   #4
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I would test it and be sure it is ok.
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Old 03-04-2020, 07:15 PM   #5
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Something to know is the new battery may not test as well as the used one. It takes a few cycles to "break in" a new battery.

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