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Old 01-30-2015, 05:24 PM   #1
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charging RV battery

Will a regular 120V household plug in recharge the RV battery on the Sportsmobile, or should I plug into the heavy duty 240V plug.
Also, at campgrounds they give you a choice - what's best?
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Old 01-30-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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Re: charging RV battery

120v.

Depending on RV park power panel and your power needs, you'll have a standard 120V outlet that you can plug a properly rated extension cord into, or you can use a 30A RV service to 15A plug adapter (frequently call a dogbone).


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Old 01-30-2015, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: charging RV battery

Thanks - didn't want to blow any fuses, etc.
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:13 PM   #4
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Re: charging RV battery

The main issue is not to run too high of amperage. That can happen with 120 or 240 volt applications. But as Herb has pointed out, using a small dogbone adapter is fine provided you don't exceed the manufacture limits. For instance, running a 120 15A dogbone adapter to run a 20 amp 120V space heater is a very poor move. On the other hand using a dogbone (often called a pigtail) rated at 15 amps to just charge the batteries should be fine. Most chargers pull well below 15 amps.
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