Campspot is a partner before, during, and after your trip. Keep all your reservations in one spot with an account, save campgrounds for future trips, and browse out Camp Guide for tips and camping hacks.
Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 06:28 pm
RV Battery Voltage Monitor Helps Extend RV Battery Life
A lot of modern RVs are equipped with an RV battery voltage monitor. However, most older and many new RVs are not.
If your RV is one that doesn’t have an RV battery voltage monitor, you can add a simple volt meter that plugs into a 12v power socket for less that $10. These little volt meters don’t have all the bells and whistle features of the fancy installed monitors but, frankly, voltage tells you pretty much what you need to know about your batteries.
When plugged into power your RV’s converter works to keep your batteries charged. During charging you should expect so see around 14.3 volts. Once the batteries are charged the converter will reduce the voltage to around 13 volts.
When relying on your batteries for power it is important not to let the voltage drop below 12 volts.
Monitoring your RV battery’s state of charge is an important part of RV battery use, care & maintenance. if you want to extend your RV battery life as long as possible, it is important to keep them fully charged whenever possible and recharge them as soon as possible when they have been discharged.
Get a battery voltage monitor from amazon.com Also available from ebay sellers.
You may be interested in these RV battery articles:
We welcome your questions and comments.