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Old 24-03-2013, 07:27   #16
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Re: Battery charging question

Perhaps you could disconnect the automatic Battery Temperature Sensor, and select the Cold battery temperature function (for below 5 C), which raises the charging voltage by 0.675 v (to 15v on "flooded" setting).

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Re: Battery charging question

Originally Posted by F51 View Post
Xantrex says no. So I guess I'm going to have to look at a better charger. Anybody got recommendations on a good charger of about 120 amps that the charge parameters are user-adjustable? Hopefully I will soon have two nearly new Xantrex 1260s and a remote panel for sale.

My Xantrex has an interactive two-bank programable controler - Heart Interface. I can individually set the voltage to either bank and the charger & pathmaker figure out where to send it.

I can't imagine a charger on a boat without the capability to handle variious battery types and needs.
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:20   #18
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My Xantrex destroyed my T105's. I bought charger new and it did not seem to give me as many amp hours as I thought. I used a volt meter but I suspect some are not quite Accurate enough. Learned how to use a hydrometer and found charger was not maintaining correct voltage long enough. Sent charger back and they replaced it two weeks later. Replacement had same problem so I sent it back, they replaced 3 weeks later.
Xentex know they have problems and just keep replacing chargers (in due coarse) but you get to keep your batteries.

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