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Old 05-09-2016, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Pleasureway Ascent House Battery

I'm a little disappointed because it appears that our house battery failed after 16 months (2105 Pleasureway Ascent). Does anyone have any recommendations on new batteries? We've been pretty good about keeping it charged and such and our temperature swings are very mild where we live.
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:44 AM   #2
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Overcharging, excessive discharging, undercharging, excessive draw and lack of maintenance can all kill a battery.

Was it a wet cell lead acid battery? These have their own maintenance that you need to do to maintain them which a lot of people don't realize. Did you maintain the water? Did you use distilled or tap water?
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Overcharging, excessive discharging, undercharging, excessive draw and lack of maintenance can all kill a battery.

Was it a wet cell lead acid battery? These have their own maintenance that you need to do to maintain them which a lot of people don't realize. Did you maintain the water? Did you use distilled or tap water?
Understood. It was lead/acid battery.

Always distilled water. We probably needed to put in a battery tender. Any suggestions for a replacement?
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What is the brand and model number of the converter/charger in your PW?

We could look at the specs & see if it's suitable for an AGM battery.

Batteries often get off to a terrible start on dealer lots. They're left in a partially charged state that allows sulphation to build up and harden.

I don't have any suggestions for replacement other than getting the largest and heaviest that will fit in the battery compartment.
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Thanks. I'm looking for the power converter. It's an Intellipower 9200 but I don't have the specs yet (can't find it).
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That's a good converter/charger. It might be a PD9245 45 amp model.

It's automatic output is:
14.4 Volts (Boost Mode)
13.6 Volts (Normal Mode)
13.2 Volts (Storage Mode)

IMO it is suitable for most AGM or Wet Cell batteries. My converter/charger has the exact same profile.
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Thanks! Now if I could just find the converter that would be great. Any ideas where it is? I looked over the orientation video and it suggest that it's hidden under the rear seat?
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Well I got a NSB-AGM27F Battery and it seems to be doing the job. 2 days of dry camping and it's still going strong.
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It looks like a good choice. Link to brochure: http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/.../213779785.pdf

If you're able to plug in and let it charge for 24+hrs after deep discharges it should help make it last longer. Try to top it up at least once per month.

Did you find the converter/charger? If not, you might find it by listening for it when plugged in. Mine will make a faint buzzing sound. If the load on the converter is large enough the internal fan will come on to cool the unit and you should be able to hear it.
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lots of useful battery information here:

Basic to Advanced Battery Information from Battery University
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