During the winter season, it gets pretty difficult to maintain your car batteries mainly due to the fact that the liquid instilled in it dries out and as a result, your camper batteries die. If you are looking for a detailed solution to this, then read ahead.
- Overcharging a Battery
Overcharging a battery and overcharging your phone is more or less the same thing. The only difference is that overcharging your battery is worse. The effects that occur with overcharging camper batteries is such that your battery gets fried. And a fried battery is something that wouldn’t take any more charge and as a result, you will have to get a new battery.
- Removing Battery from Camper
If you feel that keeping the battery in the camper is something that would cause a harmful damage whether in the short term or long term, its best if you could take it out. The question is how.
First thing that needs to be done is that you turn off the power of your car through a disconnect switch. Once you have done that, a few minutes later, you can get to the battery hatch where you can often find two types of cable terminals; black and red. The black one is known to be the negative cable terminal while the red one is considered to be the positive one. Separate both the cables and make sure they are not kept close to each other to avoid electrocution. Once you remove the wires, you can easily take out the battery. Make sure you do not take them all out at once as they are quiet heavy in weight.
- ChargingBattery from the Outside
Once you have taken out the battery from the camper and want to charge it from the outside, all you need to do is to use a standard car battery charger to refuel the juices of your battery. Although, one thing that should be kept in mind is that your charger should have an option of the winter charge or the trickle charge. This is due to the fact that if these options are not there, you risk the battery to provide too much power all at one go.
Most of the time when there are advices given, they are usually for the RV owners, however, as much as similar processes are involved between the RV and Camper batteries, there’s still a lot which differs both of them. This year when the winters come, make sure you are well prepared and are ahead of everything when it comes to charging or taking off the batteries to avoid your batteries from dying out.