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Old 23-04-2012, 19:10   #16
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Re: How Often Would You Do An Equalization

Howa about one of these?
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Old 23-04-2012, 19:33   #17
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Re: How Often Would You Do An Equalization

The cruiser answer might be: equalize one week prior to every extended passage.
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I only equalize when specific gravity dictates. We don't have a charger sp equalizing requires running the engine for several hours.
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Re: How Often Would You Do An Equalization

I equalize 2x per year. No particular reason - that's just what works for us. And not meaning to open a whole different can of worms but I do it on my AGMs in the bus and on my lead acids in the boat.
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Re: How Often Would You Do An Equalization

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So I wonder if the safer non-equalization voltages would make Iota's method less destructive. I see it perhaps more as a parachute for batteries. While it may not have lift like wings, it's surely better than just jumping out of a plane.

Or am I wrong?
What safer voltages? Less than equalization voltage but more than a float voltage?

I think that would boil off almost as much water as an equalization cycle but lead to a lot more maintenance since it's done weekly instead of twice a year. So your would have a much increased risk of baking your batteries with a reduced benefit, electrolyte stirring is probably as good, but less of the sulphating would be pushed back into solution.

Also, I'm not following your parachute analogy. Explain please.
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