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    Battery disconnect switch while plugged in to 50 amp post

    Should the 12V battery disconnect switch be turned ON or OFF while plugged into 50 amp service for long periods of time. How is the battery affected?
    Thanks for your clarification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoo View Post
    Should the 12V battery disconnect switch be turned ON or OFF while plugged into 50 amp service for long periods of time. How is the battery affected?
    Thanks for your clarification.
    ON.....if you want your battery or batteries to stay charged up. Turning it off will cause the charging part of the converter to no be able supply charging voltage to the battery. I leave mine plugged in 24/7 and the only time it isn't, is if I'm working on something that I need to have the shore power off, or when I'm in transit to a site.
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    Thank you for your explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoo View Post
    Thank you for your explanation.
    You're welcome. And just so you know, the battery charging part of the converter does provide "trickle" charging so no worries about overcharging or burning up the battery or batteries. Having said that....You STILL need to maintain the batteries if they are the FLA (Flooded Lead Acid) type batteries. That would be the kind that you need to add distilled water to, and keep the water level topped off so that that they do not become "dry".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackoo View Post
    Should the 12V battery disconnect switch be turned ON or OFF while plugged into 50 amp service for long periods of time. How is the battery affected?
    Thanks for your clarification.
    It needs to be ON for batteries to charge and 12v systems to work. It also needs to be On in transit for battery to charge off of TV. Mine is ON all the time. For winter storage I pull a battery cable as there are still parasitic draws when disconnect switch is off such as propane detectors and other stuff.
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    Thanks for the information. I need to make a hour trip to turn the switch back on. On page 92 of the 2021 Solitude Owners Manual, it states that when auxiliary power is not needed, turn the battery disconnect switch to the OFF position and remove the key. All 12-volt safety items will remain operational. When you are ready to use your RV's interior features, replace the disconnect switch to the ON position. What I found confusing is that the disconnect switch needed to be turned on for the trickle charger to work. The manual does not make mention of the trickle charger feature. On page 88 it states that if the converter is not working properly, the auxiliary battery will not be charging.
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    Thanks, Powerscol.
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