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Old 04-11-2013, 11:28 AM   #29
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...Even a battery stays by itself alone still has a minor internal current which will drain battery(drop it's voltage) if sitting too long without use/recharge. This is cause by INTERNAL RESISTANCE of battery itself. The phenomenom is insignificant but it exists and shows the effect versus time...

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Old 04-11-2013, 11:28 AM   #30
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In the fall, when you are putting the trailer away, take the battery out of the break away controller and put it on a multi stage charger. Put it back in spring. Problem solved.

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Old 04-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Thinh View Post
..To my understanding, any battery connected to a circuit will be subject to drainage if .." standby " a period of time.
Only if the circuit is completed through something... not an open (off) switch.

Battery self-discharge is a separate issue, addressed above.

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