Originally Posted by Hkalan
I completely understand that, but yet I do not understand... LOL. The manufacturers need to make the inverters/chargers/batteries to be efficient in warmer temperatures for one model, and a model for cooler temps, as well as the perfect world model.
The Hong Kong weather that I live in full time only has 4 months that are an average of 66 degrees F, and the other months are an average of 82+ degrees F, and that is the outside temp. We have not even started talking about the inside temp of a boat sitting in the baking sun at the marina...
Who comes up with this 60 degree stuff... LOL
Well, what he means is that it doesnt matter wether its a Victron Quattro or some other sort that is connected to the batteries. He then asks a question of wether its a matter of the batteries or the inverter charger
(a bit hard to understand sofar isnt it)
He then goes on to say that batteries will provide higher voltage and lower amphrs as a result of higher temperatures. the reverse is also true.
(this statement seems a bit confusing too, with phrases like "batteries will provide higher voltage")
He then goes on to say that due to the desigh of the Victron, it will provide lower amps charging
or less watts in inverter mode if the temperature is higher.
He says this is true of all discrete temperature designs.
He then says that others (I guess he means makes of inverter charger) will provide better results than the victron.
He then goes on to say that in the past all electrical
devices were made to handle 60 degree temperature rises, and that these days very few electrical
devices are designed for 60 degree temperature rises..
I hope that helped your understanding.
For me, I find the above post completely confusing with questionable statements and answers.
It goes a long way to explaining why its so hard to get any meaningfull information out of these forums
and you really have to do your homework to decide which posters are worth taking seriously and which ones are not.
Once you have done this... the forums
are a great source of information.