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Default Boiler Current

Does anyone know how much the battery boiler pulls in current?
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We still carry the original charger, still in place, as a back-up. there is a 30 and 80amp switch for 12 volt DC current , As for AC 110, it draws about 12 amps and declines as the batteries charge.
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Thanks for the info Bill. I want to put a timer on the boiler but wanted to make sure I purchase one that is rated for the current draw.
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I wouldn't worry about the draw, but what it is pushing into the batteries that is too much and causing boiling.

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We still carry the original charger, still in place, as a back-up. there is a 30 and 80amp switch for 12 volt DC current , As for AC 110, it draws about 12 amps and declines as the batteries charge.
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Thanks for the info Bill. I want to put a timer on the boiler but wanted to make sure I purchase one that is rated for the current draw.
Ron ,

Walmart, Homedepot or Lowes have the three prong 15amp timers,
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Going to stop by there this week end and pick one up. I see no reason to keep the charge on constantly. thanks for the info. Just didn't want to overload the timer and create a fire hazard.

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Ron,

I got an outdoor version with a pigtail on it. Hooked it to a short extension cord and the bird into it. Keeps it all outside the bus.
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