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Old 08-26-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
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Using shore power while the batteries are disconnected

I need to work in the battery compartment in my Escape 21 to replace the solar panel controller, install a B2B charger, etc. The 12V master switch won't help me in this situation, so I wish to disconnect battery power via unhooking a negative cable from the batteries. But I'd still like to have 120V available for a drop light, A/C if needed, etc., while I'm working on the 12V system. Is there any reason why I cannot use shore power with the trailer's batteries disconnected?

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Old 08-26-2019, 09:00 AM   #2
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My converter still supplies 12V to the fuse panel when the disconnect switch is open. You probably should shut off the converter breaker...
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