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Old 05-17-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Cougar 327res ...My battery is showing empty but i am plugged in to my house this the reason i am having trouble putting my slide outs in. do i need a charged battery even though I am plugged in? Please help, I am supposed to leave tomorrow:-( Will a new battery help?
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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Have you got any kind of meter that will tell you if the battery is getting a charge when you have it plugged in?
A new battery won't do you much good if the charger isn't working in your convertor.

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Old 05-17-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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You do need to find out why your battery isn't charging. It could be a bad battery. It could be that your charger has gone bad. If you disconnected the battery over the winter, did you reconnect it correctly? Black is not negative!!!

However, to answer your other question...Yes, you do need a properly charged battery to use the slides. The battery charger puts a relatively small amount of current into the battery over a long period of time. This allows the battery to provide huge amounts of current over short periods of time, such as when you are running the slides in/out. The battery charger can't provide the amount of current needed for this task.

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Old 05-17-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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It is likely your converter, check the fuses and if they are good your converter is likely toast.Luckily most RV shops stock them, make sure you get a smart converter if you have to replace it. They don't boil the batterys dry......

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