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Old 27-09-2016, 10:23   #1
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Cycle batts. to get 100% cap.

I just got new batts. (2) 6v Trojan T105s wired in a series . I have never had 6v's before . Prolly don't even need that set up , but just wanted to try it . So anyhow the shop that I bought them from gave me a info booklet (printed by Trojan) . One thing that I had never heard of was cycling the batts. to get 100% cap. , and the booklet says 50 to 100 times before you will get 100% I talked to the Trojan tech . but couldn't get a good answer . Here is what I asked him , to cycle the batts. how low is considered low enough to get to the low end of the cycle ? Also according to the booklet the batts . are not at full cap. right now so what should I expect a decent charge to be , to be at the high end of the cycle, also the booklet says 100% soc is 12.7v. I'm assuming that is when they are at 100% cap. Sorry if this is confusing cause I'm not a real good splainer . Thanks , mw.
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Re: Cycle batts. to get 100% cap.

Batteries will break in, and gain capacity, I didn't think it took that many cycles though.
I'd install them and use them never discharging below 50% and much less is better, and fully recharge them every chance you get, ideally every cycle.
Then of course never let the plates get dry, check the water level often

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