battery shut offs

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by lasoyatang, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    I just added battery offs to my battery's , I going to turn them off when I park my tt at home instead of leaving it plugged in and two days before a trip turn them on and plug it in . my equation, is it ok for the battery's and is my charger going to charge the battery's with the battery offs on there they work will on cars not sure on travel trailers thanks
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: battery shut offs

    Where did you install the battery offs? If at the post and all wires are connected to it the converter will not charge the battery. The battery should be ok.
     
  3. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: battery shut offs

    If you got one of the battery isolation switches and followed the directions, your converter will probably not charge the batteries as most of such devices say to install it directly to the battery terminal, with all other connections to it. My suggestion is to always install such devices in the negative side between the negative battery post and the ground cable.

    For the converter to charge the batteries when it is open, it would have to connect to the battery post directly. Most likely it does not. But there is no reason that you can't close that switch when you go to connect the power cord. I would close the switch before you connect power to prevent a big arc when you close it due to a surge of current. If you do that everything will work as in the past.
     
  4. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    Re: battery shut offs

    I have two battery's I connected the battery off on the + side as the instructions said , I twist the knob to disconnect battery's and leave my camper unplugged then I turn on the battery's and plug in two day before a trip. the + side has the battery off on the post and the neg on the thread rod
     
  5. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: battery shut offs

    Well, from what I have seen over the years is that people who leave their Refers. on all the time have less trouble with them than people who cut them off for a couple of weeks between trips. If you are cutting your batteries off and unplugging, you are telling me your refer. is off too.

    I turn mine on before the first trip of the year and turn it off when I am finished for the year. Last year it was off Jan. and Feb. Back on first of March.
     
  6. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    Re: battery shut offs

    how often do you check the water in the battery's ? my battery's are a pain to get to, I have to remove my tanks and take the straps off the battery's then disconnect the cables then slide them out .
     
  7. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: battery shut offs

    That is too bad, my batteries are just inside a door. I have had them in use for over a year. No water loss, no problems. Yes, I check them.
     
  8. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: battery shut offs

    I leave my MH plugedup all the time with fridge on. Never had a problem with the batteries boiling but I do have the battery mizer on the converter. I try to ck the water level monthly but seldow add and when I do I only add distilled water.
     

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