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Posted: 04/01/20 08:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm refreshing my somewhat limited knowledge of battery maintenance and found this article to be quite helpful.

My Renogy solar charger is supposed to automatically do an equalizing charge every month. I think I'd rather do that on an annual basis with my Xantrex charger.


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Posted: 04/01/20 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also found a monthly stir to be excessive when I had flooded batts. But check your Renogy documentation. A good CC should allow you to customize all parameters involving charging voltage and routines. If you had AGM batts for example, you would need the equalizing function disabled. So most can do that.


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Nice find!

It misses talking about balanced wiring for multiple batteries.

Here is that information:

http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/batt_con.html


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Posted: 04/06/20 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All that article is is some clowns opinion. Equalizing should be done monthly.


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