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Hello,

We have a question about keeping battery charged while in storage between uses. We have "Olivia" stored in a building that is kept at 40 degrees. She will have been stored about 3-4 weeks when we go on our next trip. We have the Trojan AGM batteries, inverter and solar. Do we need to put the batteries on a trickle charger as we do our cars when they get stored over the winter?

Or just plug it in to shore power? What do you do?

 

Thanks

Linda

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I would just plug in to shore power. Ours lives outdoors so the solar keeps the batteries charged.


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Trumpet guy is right. Your Olivia is equipped with a "smart" charger that will top off your battery's then go into storage and/or maintenance mode as is needed.


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The OO is stored inside its own garage and gets no sun on the solar panels so it is always plugged up. The batteries are always at 99 to 100 per cent. It has been outside for the past two weeks and the sun has kept the batteries full. Today I took all the batteries out to run the cables for our new inverter so I plugged it up for a little while.


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What would one do if their Ollie with AGM batteries and solar was stored off-season under cover without access to shore power?

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Con,

 

I'd take the batteries out, store them in a cool dry location with a "smart charger" (specifically designed for AGM batteries) attached.

 

Bill


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