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Old 11-11-2009, 20:40   #16
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There are some marinas in the Baltimore area that have a big voltage drop...the farthe out the piers you go.

Remember a lot of people are running heaters now......You have the same thing in the summer when all the A.C is running.
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Yeah, I watched the voltage on the incoming leg with the Xantrex and with the analog meter. She's reading a solid 123 to 121 at 60 hz. Never noticed any drops in the charger. Funny when we pulled in all was working well.

Funny too right now at 6 am it seems to be working. I'll watch and let the enquiring minds know the results. My guess is after awhile it will go to 100+ amps and stop charging.

However maybe I need to just look far a small portable charger.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:11   #18
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Dave,
You know how these things work, it will only misbehave when tech support is closed.

Have you tried reducing the maximum charge rate yet?

I was not suggesting buying a backup charger just like mine as a previous poster misunderstood. I was suggesting buying a backup charger that is not hypersensitive to dirty shorepower and therefore does not shut itself down easily. Sorry, I should have been clearer.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:35   #19
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Dave:

If it's a portable charger you want, these West Marine portables are terrific little ones. And, they're on sale @ 1/2 price!

They are quite sophisticated and work as advertised. The 30A model even has a manually-activated equalization cycle.

Can't beat 'em for the price and convenience.

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Not yet, but that is an idea worth investigating. Right now I borrowed a neighbors 20 amp charger and so I'm getting the batteries back up. Then maybe I'll see. With the batteries up it won't draw that much power anyway so I can see without making an adjustment; or do you think the adjustment might need to be made anyway. I'm new with this "fancy" generation of chargers and still learning. But right now I'm not inclined to pull it apart or buy a replacement. Not till I get to check it somewhere else.
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I would ask those questions of tech support today.
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