batteries

Submitted: Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 18:41
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hi everyone,
we are going away for 2 months. do you know if the 2 batteries (2 deep cycles 105 each) in our caravan will be ok without topping up. should we do something special to keep them in working order.
Thank you
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Reply By: oldtrack123 - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 18:52

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 18:52
Hi
If you use power from them, they will need topping up ie charging.
How ?? depends on if you are bush camping [no power ] or cps with power Also if you will be driving a reasonable distance every few days or so & what you intend to use & for how long each day.
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Follow Up By: benq - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:00

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:00
sorry did not explain myself too well. we are going oversea the caravane is staying home
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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:37

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:37
Fully charge them and then disconnect them.
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Reply By: paulnsw - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:55

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 19:55
charge with a 300w inverter and 12a 2 stage Jaycar battery charger. Use Redarc to switch inverter on and off automatically. Friend has this setup and has fully charged battery every night. Until traveled for 3 wks with friend did not realise how good this was. Making a back up system the same for when the sun does not shine.
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Follow Up By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 21:06

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 21:06
... but the inverter won't work overseas. ;-)

Just Joking. LOL
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 09:14

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 09:14
If its a wet cell deep cycle, it will lose more voltage than an AGM deep cycle. But no matter what, charge them before you leave, remove the earth leads from both batteries and recharge when you get back.
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