Trik-L-Start is a must have in every RV. An RV engine may remain unused for several months so at the moment of need, the engine is expected not to run at first start. Many users will regularly start the RV engine about once every two weeks to maintain the battery’s charge. As a starting battery charger, the Trik-L-Start ensures that the engine battery of an RV is always charged so it can be quickly and easily started anytime even after months of being idle.
The product is easy to install with only three wires to be connected. The first wire is for the positive terminal of the house battery, another is for the positive terminal of the starting battery, and lastly it is connected to the chassis ground. The product is completely supplied with clips for easy connection and mounting screws for permanent installation. It is very much suited for permanent installation since there should never be a need to disconnect or shut it off. Another plus, AC wiring is a need by other battery charger and this is a fire hazard. Unlike any other battery chargers, Trik-L-Start does not require an AC wiring which makes it much safer to be used. Some may still find the installation process to be a challenge. Problem may arise depending on the RV model. There are a lot of community-websites on RVs giving useful advises on new users who are encountering installation issues.
This works by redirecting the engine’s starting battery from the house’s power converter or battery charger. It sucks some of the current that normally goes to the house batteries to keep it fully charged. Now these batteries cannot be overcharged so Trik-L-Start is designed with a circuit that limits the maximum charge current and maintain it at a safe level. When full charging is achieved the amount passed-on current drops into small safe doses automatically. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are installed in the product to indicate the charging status. These are also used as a warning should there be wrong connections. In cases when there is no electricity in the house, the built-in system blocks the starting battery charges to be discharged.
Aside from ensuring that an RV battery is always at a full charge, it also needs to be properly maintained and regularly cleaned. Maintain a regular check-up in your cables for corrosion, breaks or stripped insulation. Applying a small amount of petroleum jelly on terminal posts helps in lessening corrosion build up. Make sure that terminals are fitted tightly at the cable ends. A solution of water plus baking soda can be used to clean the battery cables then use a wire brush to clean the terminals.
Permanent living in an RV has become a chosen lifestyle to many. For those permanent settlers, Trik-L-Start is an assurance that they always have a good starting engine especially during times of emergencies.