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Old 01-13-2008
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[quote=chuck711;249660]I must be missing something here. Just because you are connected to shore
power it doesn't mean your AC battery charger is on. Isn't the charger on a breaker switch. You only turn it on periodical.


Your right - it doesn't mean that is on - but it probably should be. As you will most likely weaken your battery by not doing so as they have self-discharge rates (plus what happens if you leave a light on or the bilge pumps cycles through a few times and you are gone for a few weeks). Having a trickle charger on them will keep them at optimum charged capacity.
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