Shore Power

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by brzip, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. brzip

    brzip New Member

    I want to install a 50-amp shore power connnection for my MH. I need a wiring diagram.
     
  2. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

    Shore Power

    Ya need to be a little more specific on what you want. Wiring diagram for "What"....motorhome, trailer, ???? :dead:
     
  3. janicenlarry

    janicenlarry New Member

    Shore Power

    Is unit equipped to handle 50 amp? Mfgr. should be able to give you diagrams.
     
  4. Flagcity

    Flagcity New Member

    RE: Shore Power

    You answered your own question - Shore Power is the answer. There are marine chargers that are made that will monitor and maintain different battery banks. I have one in my Houseboat and one in my Motorhome, the boat is for three banks, one battery is a large golf cart battery for every day 12 volt usage, one bank for engine starting, one for the generator. A computer in the charger monitors the batteries and controls the charging, from trickle to a heavier charge. The boat generator runs twice a a day to bring up the golf battery while away from shore power, hence a heavier charge, at the dock with shore power it may only need a trickle, These chargers are not all that expensive, the one in my motor home paid for itself in the batteries it saved, it is only a two banker for engine and coach, paid less then $100 for it on Ebay.
     
  5. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Shore Power

    How did you find this? I actually know the answer to that question, but why...

    2 1/2 years old.....
     
  6. Flagcity

    Flagcity New Member

    Re: Shore Power

    When I answered, I thought it was in reply to a question to keeping batteries up, the inverter in the unit can ruin batteries if plugged in all winter as you know. But my answer was not posted where I thought it would be. Regardless, it is a good alternative, marine chargers will float, trickle or charge depending on the battery per bank.
     

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