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kilovictor
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Plug in

 Is it OK to leave the camper plugged into the home 110 V for any extended periods of time? I know it will charge the battery but is it the same as a trickle charger?

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Charging

Since you have a newer Scamp I would guess you have a (Progressive Dyanamics) PD 9130 Converter. It is like a standard charger and can overcharge and damage your battery. For about $25 you can add a PD Charge Wizzard Pendant and you will convert it to a Smart Charger. All you do is unscrew a screw where the Wizzard plugs in, plug in the Wizzard connector and replace the screw. A very good investment and it will allow you to leave the trailer plugged in for extended periods without damaging the battery.

http://www.progressivedyn.com/prod_details/charge_wizard.html

http://www.progressivedyn.com/chargewizard_install.html

Edit:: Corrected and added more info.

Eddie

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PD 9130

Thanks Elongest. The Scamp manual says to leave it unpluged. I went out this morning and checked the converter, it is a PD9130 and the link you provided helped me find the Charge Wizard model PD 9105 TCMS for $10.95. I will give them a call tomorro and order one. Thanks for your help.

 

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I was looking at a refurbished unit for $10.95  New ones are on sale at PPLmotorhomes.com fo $24.95

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I leave my Scamp plugged in

I leave my Scamp plugged in all the time at home and have had no problems with the battery.

Joy A. & Olive

2001 13 Scamp "Puff"

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Charge Wizard

OK,

 I ordered a Charge Wizard PD 9105 for the PD9130 converter on Monday and it came in the US mail on Thursday. I've read every detail six times and like most things electrical none of it sunk in. However, I do understand that the Wizard monitors the battery and while pluged into shore power it will charge the battery when needed then back off and go into a storage mode. It gives me a little piece of mind since I never trusted the converter to act as a battery tender. 

Now installing it was easy but for a couple of minor things. 1) The converter is under the seat of the rear left dinner table and screwed to the deck. Luckily with the side facing in the direction needed to be able to access the Wizard input connection. 2) The position I had to put my beat up body in to see the port, I was upside down with bi-focals on that wanted to fall down (up to my eyebrows). My shoulders are wider than the access lid hole.

In all, including the running for the right size phillips screwdriver and flash light it only took me about ten minutes.