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Main Forum => Tips and Tricks => Topic started by: billy on March 25, 2012, 07:01:43 pm

Title: Battery Minder
Post by: billy on March 25, 2012, 07:01:43 pm
Can you hook up a battery minder being plug into shore power?
Title: Re: Battery Minder
Post by: bobander on March 25, 2012, 07:37:45 pm
Yes, if you first disconnect the batteries via the "store" switch.
Title: Re: Battery Minder
Post by: billy on March 25, 2012, 07:47:19 pm
Thanks Bob
Title: Re: Battery Minder
Post by: dickreid1 on March 26, 2012, 09:13:53 pm
Billy,

A  Battery Minder is the way to keep engine battery charged by shore power because shore power does not charge it through the converter.  I asked the manufacturer if it was ok to leave the Battery Minder attached to the engine battery at all times and they said yes. 

At seminar given by one of the developers he said to keep in mind that if there is no 120v power, the Battery Minder connected to a battery draws a small current to run the high frequence oscillator that does the desulfation.

I leave mine connected unless there will be a period of storage without shore power.

Dick in FL