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Old 04-18-2019, 11:12 AM   #1
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Charging on the hard with 110v

I have a 2004 mainship 34 pilot. Can I charge the battery following winter with 110v. What precautions or items should I be aware of. Should main battery be on or off?

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Old 04-18-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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Just plug in to 110V shore power and charge away. Turn the battery switch to all.


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Old 04-18-2019, 12:36 PM   #3
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We leave our charger on all winter in the barn. Ours is a smart charger so it will cut down as the batteries charge. Make sure if they are flooded that they are full with water.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:54 PM   #4
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Just to be on the safe side, I'd check the water first if they are flooded.
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:11 PM   #5
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Best practice is to only fill above plates before charging, top off w water after fully charged.
Avoids any boiling over
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:38 AM   #6
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Smile Charging in Spring

Check that all battery connections are clean and tight. Test each battery using a load tester and insure battery meets specs for load and voltage.
Then run charge system per normal procedure. I had the exact same boat that used a Xantrex charger with a remote status panel mounted next to the main circuit breaker panel. Having that in view at all times was great to have.
It connects to the charger with a phone style cable.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:40 AM   #7
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Some chargers are adjustable , if yours is, reducing the float setting to 13.2 should get you thru the winter without needing to visit to add water.

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