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RVing message boards => Winnebago-specific issues => Topic started by: willh2o on September 02, 2017, 04:32:36 PM

Title: Generator
Post by: willh2o on September 02, 2017, 04:32:36 PM
Just curious. I wonder if the generator would take longer to charge our batteries if I have say for instance the electric water heater on at the same time? My opinion is that I might as well take advantage of the power as long as it won't adversely slow down the battery charge.

As always, thanks in advance.

Sandra
Title: Re: Generator
Post by: penman39 on September 02, 2017, 04:57:39 PM
It should be able to multi-task without a problem.
Title: Re: Generator
Post by: Stephen S. on September 02, 2017, 05:00:12 PM
On one trip I relied on batteries I ran the generator maybe a couple of hours to top them off. Had the air conditioner running the whole time.
Title: Re: Generator
Post by: John Canfield on September 02, 2017, 05:46:08 PM
The generator does NOT charge the batteries directly,  it powers the charger/convertor which charges the batteries. It makes no difference what other loads are on the generator.
Title: Re: Generator
Post by: willh2o on September 03, 2017, 10:25:08 AM
Thanks that answered my question. Now to convince Dad--or not.

Sandra
Title: Re: Generator
Post by: SCVJeff on September 03, 2017, 02:18:39 PM
Automatic tapering of the charger not withstanding, the generator will charge the batteries exactly as fast as shore power regardless of what else is on. You should be able to run the fridge, WH, probably AC, and the charger without issue. The generator will say when enough is enough and pop the breaker
Title: Re: Generator
Post by: Mile High on September 12, 2017, 12:28:28 PM
Thanks that answered my question. Now to convince Dad--or not.

Sandra
hahahah - good luck.
Title: Re: Generator
Post by: AStravelers on September 13, 2017, 03:06:58 PM
Thanks that answered my question. Now to convince Dad--or not.

Sandra
I resemble that.  The Dad that is.  :)