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Old 10-28-2014, 08:30 AM   #29
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This is frustrating. I feel like we're speaking a different language.

The only way to plug anything into a 12v battery is with alligator clips, right? And you can only clip on one set at a time. So how is it possible to both USE the battery to power your lights, etc. at the same time as you are charging it?
You can make as many connections as you like to your battery, and hopefully none are made with alligator clips as they are a temporary connection that will come off. Coach batteries are usually wired to
a fuse buss and multiple connections can be made as needed. Basically all FGRV batteries have both input from a charger and outputs to loads connected at the same time. Older converters used a changeover relay to prevent back feed, newer units use blocking diodes.
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