As we have seen in previous articles about the batteries of our motorhomes, we know that they are recharging while the engine is running. However, many times (too many or more than we would like) not enough or all that we need are loaded.
The conclusion: we are running out of charge in the batteries and over time they are sulfated and substantially shortening your life. I have heard many times the complaint that "the batteries I bought have turned out very bad despite what they cost me." This could be solved if we had installed in our motorhome a team that measured the REAL load intensity, we would see that most of the time less than 10 or 15 amps reaches the batteries.
Boosters are devices that give us a large charging intensity for our living area batteries regardless of all the factors that I have previously mentioned (25 or 40 amps), so in a short time and a few kilometers we fully recharge our batteries.
The best models on the market give full load even when the engine is idling. It does not need to be accelerated, they also adjust the load to the type of battery we have (AGM or GEL or Acid) and regulate the float current by disconnecting when the batteries are charged and also protects the motor if necessary, if it has a very high consumption such as lights or air conditioning so as not to overload them.
Installation is not complicated: we must bear in mind that a suitable section of cable must be put in, with a 45 amp fuse and do not forget to put a temperature sensor so that it automatically disconnects if the temperature of the batteries rises too much, avoiding overheating and over gassing . What I do recommend is that the model has an IUoU charging system.
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