Originally Posted by raintoomuch
I'm new to the forum; been living on my boat
for a year now, just now registered. I apologize in advance.
So, my (2) batteries charge fully everyday to about 13.80ish to flat 14 volts everyday. However, at night they drop to 12.20ish but will stay there even with fans running and lights on.
Mind you, I may only run a fan and charge my phone
during the day. Even then my solar panels
don't care and keep up the voltage, while the sun is out. Aside from lights, fans and my phone
; I got nothing that sucks that much power. Why is this happening?
P.s my batteries are cheap
refurbished 6v gulf cart flooded kind. Not even 3-4 months old.
define "refurbished" batteries... I work for a very large battery
company and we don't refurbish batteries that small. Its just not worth it. given that the retail on a GC2 is only $85 anyway. but I suspect that your batteries are not taking a full charge. when your GC2 are fully charged, disconnect them from EVERYTHING over night and see what voltage they are in the morning. each 6v battery
should read at least 6.37v or better to be considered fully charged. I'll bet yours are droping down for 6.1 overnight