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Keeping the Battries Charged
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:16 am


Hey Fella's Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your's. I hve a ? for anyone . The Bus is parked. It's colder then a well diggers butt , like -17 . I have been watching my battries and there condition. I have solor panels on the roof and they keep the battries charged , but living up here in Montana and the sun not getting very high am I putting to much stress on the system to keep the battries up ? should I go ahead and plug the old girl in . Thanks for your thoughts 8-)
Andy Wright 68 Silver Eagle Model 5 8V92 #7481
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Re: Keeping the Battries Charged
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:30 am


Hi Andy,I myself would already have been plugged in if power was readily available :D keeps batts up to snuff ;) But than I'm only a newby :lol: so the elders might want to jump in here and let us know what is best,bye :)
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Re: Keeping the Battries Charged
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:39 pm


Hi Andy,

I don't know about putting stress on your charging system, but -17 sure would put some stress on mine! ;) Dang that's cold! :P

I'm sure if the batts are OK you're good to go, but you never know what cold can do to anything. I would plug 'er in and not worry about it.........Then wait for warmer weather.....LOL

I'm sure more experienced "Gentlemen" will chime in!
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Re: Keeping the Battries Charged
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:01 pm


Hi Paul,hows the Guiness holding out,do we need to send over some more? :lol: 8-)
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Re: Keeping the Battries Charged
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:25 pm


Hey Van
Thanks again for the Manuel I just got the call , Iam leaving for 15 days back to the oil fields. So I will have a nice surprize when I get back.4 am comes early
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Re: Keeping the Battries Charged
Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:12 pm


It's pretty cold here in SW Washington (for us) too. Low teens. I keep mine plugged into shore inside the shop. I dial the inverter AC input down to 12 amps, that won't break the bank. I have the fridge, inverter, one Cadet heater, the water heater, and the chassis battery charger running and the house batteries are staying at 100% just fine.
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Re: Keeping the Battries Charged
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:45 pm


Van, The Guinness is holding up just fine, Thank You Very Much! :lol: :lol:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year y'all.
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