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Old 03-20-2023, 02:27 PM   #1
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Charging Batteries from Shore Power?

Does anyone know if the batteries charge when connected to shore power? I have the solar panels disconnected and just wondered if the batteries will charge (through the Escape controller) when plugged into shore power? or, do I need to connect an external charger to top them off?

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Old 03-20-2023, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'm charging my batteries from shore power right now. My See Level 2 gauge is reading 13.7 volts, and it's raining here so I doubt that the solar panels are doing very much.
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Yes, you have an on board charger that will keep your battery full charged while plugged in or solar is available.
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Old 03-20-2023, 04:32 PM   #4
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Yes, you have an on board charger that will keep your battery full charged while plugged in ....
Just be sure that the battery disconnect switch is in the proper position to allow charging from the WFCO power center (verify by noting that you have overhead lights without the shore-power plugged-in).
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Old 03-20-2023, 06:08 PM   #5
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Thanks!

I assumed so. We are still a bit below freezing here in Maine and didn't want to have the lithium batteries charging from shore power at low temps. I probably jumped the gun a bit by reinstalling them... Been a long winter...
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I assumed so. We are still a bit below freezing here in Maine and didn't want to have the lithium batteries charging from shore power at low temps. I probably jumped the gun a bit by reinstalling them... Been a long winter...
So you live in Maine and bought a set of lithiums without low-temp charging shutoff?

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Old 03-21-2023, 10:19 AM   #7
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Check your battery’s manual. Most quality Lithium’s will have low temp cutoff referenced by Barry. They will discharge much lower than that. They should never be allowed to reach over 15 below. My SOK’s stopped charging at 32 and resumed around 40. Mine are installed inside and with a small load (wireless internet bridge) the inverter generates enough heat to keep the battery compartment warm enough to charge most days (Ohio). I only have had them stop solar charging once in a month.
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