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wopachop

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Posted: 06/26/21 10:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kinda sounds like both trailers are parked at home with easy access. Could always fully charge the batteries and then take them off the charger. Check them monthly and charge when needed.

My trailer is on shore power. I take the batteries out during summer heat and store in the cooler garage. No reason to be giving them 13v while theyre just sitting there doing nothing. From what ive read in the trojan manual the best method for long term life is letting them self discharge in a cool dry place. Charge and equalize as needed.

For a backup i sometimes install and older 12v battery that came with the trailer. That way if the power goes out while im out of town the fridge can switch over to propane.

When a camping trip comes i put the healthy 6v's back in. With all the loading of bikes and fuel and food, putting 2 batteries on the tongue takes 5 mins and a very minor part of getting ready.

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Posted: 06/28/21 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After 72 hrs with no use of TT, still at 13.6, never went to float.

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Timeking wrote:

After 72 hrs with no use of TT, still at 13.6, never went to float.
And it never will. BTDT and bought the T shirt. Including my set of ruined 6 volt batteries.
I then got a Boondocker converter from Best Converters. It performed perfectly.

As you now know,13.6 especially in the summer will boil the batteries dry pretty fast. That was the reason I dumped my WFCO. It also never went into bulk.... I really didn't care about that as it won't ruin batteries as fast as the constant 13.6 will.



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wopachop

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Posted: 06/28/21 05:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would turn off the charger man. Must be hot as hell out in florida right now. Constant float on a fully charged battery in hot weather aint helping anything.

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Posted: 06/29/21 04:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree 13.6 is the proper float for most Lead Acid types
I also agree that the Progressive Dynamics Wizard controlled converters.. Are much better.

They are also Made in the USA (Marshall, Michigan) I have been to the factory.


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