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Date:         Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:21:08 -0500
Reply-To:     Jonce Fancher <strtbug@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
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From:         Jonce Fancher <strtbug@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
Subject:      Re: Charger recommendations for camper?
Comments: To: Felder <felder@KNOLOGY.NET>
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hi jim there is a real neat charger that cycles your battery. takes it up to charge then desulfides or something when charged. will not over charge and keeps the battery fresh as the day you bought it new. cost is around 40.00 and you can get it from northern supply and most battery stores. it can also keep in check up to 4 or 6 batteries at once. i would just put in another 110V outlet behind the existing outlet in a drawer, then just wire it up to the hot side of the starter and a good ground. it can just stay on board you may want to also install a in line fuse and a toggle switch to shut it down if need be. c-ya Jonce

>I've looked at Radio Shack, Harobr Freight and JC whitney for a >solution to a project: I'd like to be able to recharge the camper's >batteries while plugged into 120VAC. > >This would require wiring in some kind of charger from the electrical >box(es) inside the low cabinet to take off 120VAC from the utilities >connection, and service 12VDC to somewhere that makes sense on the >wiring harness. > >It would need to shut itself off automatically when full charge was >reached. > >Ive found this at > > >ProductDisplay?productId=7168&catalogId=10101&langId=-1&storeId=10101 > >but it's $100. > >Any other suggestions? Seems such a waste to pay for or otherwise get a >connection to AC then not be able to charge the batteries while out on >bikes for a couple of days. > >Jim

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