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February 27, 2018 – 7:19 am
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Is there a way to know if you invertor stops charging the battery when it’s full?  How do I know it shuts off?

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February 27, 2018 – 10:20 am
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In a nutshell not really. If you had a voltmeter hooked up you could as you would see a slight drop in voltage as the charger shut off. 

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February 27, 2018 – 11:15 am
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If you can find the make & model of your converter, I would think that you could find a users manual online, it should tell you all the specs of the converter, how it charges, etc.

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February 27, 2018 – 1:08 pm
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Most modern 12v CONVERTERS (Converters take 120V and produce 12v, Inverters take 12V and make 120v) have 3 stage charging. If your battery is below 75%, it will output 13.9v up to 14.4v depending on the converter brand. Once the battery reaches 90% of capacity, it will output 13.6v. When it has been at 100% for a number of hours, it will going into “float” mode at 13.2v.

2 simple ways to tell. Take a cheap multimeter and test at the battery, our you can can wire in one of these cheap display units by tapping any of the 12V lines.

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March 9, 2018 – 7:13 pm
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great question, we have a 2010 Coleman and could smell the battery boiling while camping and plugged into shore power for a week.

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March 9, 2018 – 9:04 pm
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JoeCamper said
great question, we have a 2010 Coleman and could smell the battery boiling while camping and plugged into shore power for a week.  

Sounds like your a candidate for the same converter replacement I just did.

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