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    Default Conqueror Commander Battery Charging

    Hi, can anyone tell me how long we should be charging our 2009 Commander's batteries for? I don't want to cause problems by leaving them charging overnight - or is this fine? Also, our caravan goes into storage for a few weeks at a time, are there any concerns with the batteries if not in use for 3 or 4 weeks? Anything else you think we should know about the batteries is welcome!

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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Battery Charging

    What charger is it the caravan?, should it not be able to keep the batteries charged when leave it on indefinite.
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    If it is still the old transformer "charger" Conqueror used to install, I would not leave it on the batteries indefinitely. That WILL cause degradation in the batteries as that is not a trickle charger
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Battery Charging

    Quote Originally Posted by pretorjn View Post
    If it is still the old transformer "charger" Conqueror used to install, I would not leave it on the batteries indefinitely. That WILL cause degradation in the batteries as that is not a trickle charger
    Thanks, so leaving it on just for the night will be okay to charge the batteries before we go away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The de Vrys View Post
    Thanks, so leaving it on just for the night will be okay to charge the batteries before we go away?
    Yes. I still have the old type charger (13.4V-13.8V @ 30 Amp) in my Companion. Once every 6 weeks I let it charge for 24Hr. At 13.4V it will not cause any immediate damage even if left for a week. An intelligent trickle charger is best for prolonged periods - as mentioned above already.

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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Battery Charging

    Quote Originally Posted by The de Vrys View Post
    Thanks, so leaving it on just for the night will be okay to charge the batteries before we go away?
    Should be fine. I did that for about 4 years before I replaced the charger with a separate intelligent charger. I would however not leave it on the original charger indefinitely
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    Default Re: Conqueror Commander Battery Charging

    Quote Originally Posted by pretorjn View Post
    Should be fine. I did that for about 4 years before I replaced the charger with a separate intelligent charger. I would however not leave it on the original charger indefinitely
    Thanks for the replies, I feel far more confident charging it now.

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