Originally Posted by Canuck Sailor
1 but I think Stu may have another explanation because the monitoring system controls the charging.
2 I am not sure that Stu's suggestion is relevant to LiFePo4 battery or not as he doesn't mention anything.
1 Not necessarily. In MY case, yes, but that's NOT what the GOTCHA article is about. It is about how to avoid the MONTIOR, not necessarily the charging source (but could be, too, depending on your system) showing a prematurely full bank. In the article, Rich manually charges his bank with a generator
2 It is not related to any particular type of bank. The VOLTAGES ARE WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF BANKS. Not the monitor, which is counting amp hours, actually kWhr, converted back to ahs.
What the entire concept
is about is to change the default parameters to avoid showing a prematurely full bank, regardless of battery chemistry.
If you can't change one of the three, then you can't, but that's also covered in the text, which is the difference between a Link Lite and a Link 2000, for example.
I know it's long, and I know Maine
Sail wrote up a shorter explanation, but I wrote that and expanded on it when I got input from one of our skippers with a Link Lite. All the coulomb counters use the same algorithms, as far as I know. Input received has basically been, "Thanks, but I have to read it again." Yes, it takes a few go-arounds to understand.