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    Default To supply power or not to supply power

    I’ve recently bought a new Jurgens Explorer, my question is, can/do I leave a 220V power supply permanently on the system to keep the battery fully charged or can/do I disconnect the 220V supply from time to time in order for the battery to “cycle” No load is on the battery except for switching on some lights now and again and the LED’s on the National Luna monitoring system.

    If the battery is fully charged and the power supply is left on will the battery “overcharge”

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    Jakes, I don't know the Jurgens charging system, but, I leave my Echo trailer permanently on 220V when it is at home. No problems thus far.
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    Someone was telling me the other day about a battery charger that actually cycles the battery as well. I don't know the name and cant remember who told me so i'm not much help but i'm sure if you get hold of Breno on 011 624 3248, they will be able to point you in the right direction.
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    Jakes

    I don't leave my charger on in my Xplorer. Just watch the monitor every now and then and when it has dropped a few lights, switch on the charger to re-charge for a couple of hours. My first two batteries lasted more than 5 years with this practise.

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    Caravans normally use the charge master type control systems so the battery is never overcharged. The system senses the voltage and charges accordingly when reaching the full state it goes in to a trickle mode just topping up the power lost on internal resistance. It is not the same as the expensive smart chargers that is available but more like your alarm charging circuit.

    Leaving it on in my opinion is less of an evil than taking it off and forgetting to charge the battery and letting it drop too low. Had more than 7 years service from my gypsey battery by leaving it "on"
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    Thank for all the replies and valuable information

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