Originally Posted by David M
14.5 volts is much too high. An absorption charge is not necessary each and every time.....all this will do is turn your water
into hydrogen much faster than normal. Either something is wrong with your charger
or it needs an adjustment if such an adjustment is possible.
No adjustment possible, I just reread my chargers manual.
Maybe it's just the dock
I'm on, but we get the occasional power flicker, especially during the summer lightning
storms, and every time the charger
gets turned off and then powered back up, it wants to go through all of it's steps in the 3-step charging
process. I figured that was normal.
S/V Illusion, thanks for the link. That info seems to back up my own opinion. I have to add a lot of water
when keeping it on the charger all the time. I think I'll just continue regularly cycling my battery
while at the dock
. According to Capt Head's chart if I only go down 40% I would get 3700 cycles, and cycling 50 times a year doesn't add much to that total. But it might help my batteries last longer.