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Old 10-31-2013, 03:27 PM   #1
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Shore power without battery?

My new (to me) 13' Scamp has a Progressive Dynamics PD9130 power converter. I've winterized the Scamp, including removing the battery. The power converter manual says that the unit "Operates with or without a battery connected."

Are there any issues with doing that? I'd like to be able to run a 120VAC heater & light when I work on the Scamp on cold winter days, but I don't want to plug in shore power without a battery in place unless other FGRVers say it's safe.

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Old 10-31-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Just unplug or disconnect AC power to converter, your AC plugs still should work without converter, just not anything DC would work
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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I'm inclined to believe the manual.

I've run my Parallax 45a converter without a battery without issue.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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As stated above I've believe the manual.
You might consider keeping a heater inside all the time. I keep the inside of my Scamp at 45 to 50F and put a Dri-Z-Air chemical dehumidifier in the sink. This keep things from freezing and the air dry so the mildew doesn't form. It's worked quite well for the past 8 years.
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I pull my battery out and keep a heater going at as-low-as-it-can-go. Not an issue.
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Thanks all!
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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with the battery out and the manual says its ok I would at least insulate the battery cables so they cant short out.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #8
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Thanks Stevebaz - I did that when I removed the battery. Also, as an afterthought, I unplugged the converter. We're expecting snow tonight
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