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joshuajim

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Posted: 09/27/19 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

9855 sounds like WFCO not the far better PD.

Let them sit disconnected and see if voltage holds up 12.65+ for a few days.

I would continue to use them until they develop other issues.


Memory is the second thing to go! I looked it up and it’s a PD9260C.


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Good news.

My 6s were 1.3 SG as new baseline. Was info a few years ago that this was the new normal for 6s. For temperate climes--SG should be a bit lower in the Tropics ISTR.


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I'm not far from you if you ever want to equalize the 6v's individuality. But reading this morn is sounds like everything is ok.

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Lwiddis wrote:

Hooked up constantly bothers me. I keep my batteries on a light duty solar system with a controller. Three years isn’t exceptional.

CONCUR !

I always recommend that when lead acid batteries are store for more than a few weeks, that the charger be connected via a mechanical lamp timer set to allow about 2-4 hours of charging per day.

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wopachop wrote:

I'm not far from you if you ever want to equalize the 6v's individuality. But reading this morn is sounds like everything is ok.
I think the primary concern of the OP was during an equalization (Meanwell) the amount of gassing was somewhat different in the two batteries.

I see no issues.


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Wanna Shock?

Connect a three-cell battery to a three-cell Rolls battery of the lightest weight. Then perform a charge efficiency factor verification test at the beginning and after 50 full 50% discharge cycling series. SURRRRR-PRIZE! The Rolls charges faster and easier. Connect parallel 3 or 4 budget 3 cells in parallel then to the single Rolls. Even more shocking. And the ROLLS is far more forgiving.

Cheap batteries are unforgiving -- they will screw you into the ground. There is MORE difference between a T-105 and a Rolls battery than between a Trojan and a cheapo warehouse three cell battery.

Never try it but offer tons of advice is a loser. For totally different reasons its like comparing a Lifeline to a Chinese AGM. The charge efficiency factor difference comes at a shock to most people.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Wanna Shock?

Connect a three-cell battery to a three-cell Rolls battery of the lightest weight. Then perform a charge efficiency factor verification test at the beginning and after 50 full 50% discharge cycling series. SURRRRR-PRIZE! The Rolls charges faster and easier. Connect parallel 3 or 4 budget 3 cells in parallel then to the single Rolls. Even more shocking. And the ROLLS is far more forgiving.

Cheap batteries are unforgiving -- they will screw you into the ground. There is MORE difference between a T-105 and a Rolls battery than between a Trojan and a cheapo warehouse three cell battery.

Never try it but offer tons of advice is a loser. For totally different reasons its like comparing a Lifeline to a Chinese AGM. The charge efficiency factor difference comes at a shock to most people.




What is this it does not make sense ?????


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Maybe this sense different become clear more...

Cheap price battery is harder to care for. Die soonest. Use more electricity to maintain. Problem with OP resolved. Maybe good time to change gears?

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Jim now that you resolved your own issues (Involved using intelligence I may add)[emoticon]

This is the missing link in your diagnostics...

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It's fast, inexpensive and impossible to fool. It may show a bad battery and will declare it needs further investigation is needed with a hydrometer. Equalize, or end up as a bad battery depending on the hydrometer results.

For those of you who deem the sixty bucks, the purchase price will screw up your weekend beer budget...keep up the poor guesswork you'll need it for gasoline or replacing good batteries with good batteries.

I sneaked in an unrelated quip. I hope you focused on it. Then I posted this latest remark praying some of you can follow the dots


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