I really appreciate all the help and advice. I guess I have not been doing things right the last two years, because one of the 6vdc is in bad shape.
charged using Balmar
90-60 and Balmar ARS-5 set on lead acid batteris for about an hour while commissioning other stuff. I noticed that the bv varied with my RPM
1200-1500 between 12.7v-14.7 and generally stayed at c= 4.6 or 4.7 the amps going in dropped down to 4-5 amps.
I probably did not run it long enough, but then hooked up my Guest charger and in about another hour just the green light was on and it was floating at about 13.5 I think.
Then fully charged I checked the specific gravity of each cell
Battery #1 Good, Fair, Good
Battery #2 Bad, Fair, Bad
Then I filled each cell with distilled water
up to within just 1/8" of the bottom of the cap well. Some water
was needed. No plates exposed. I did it last year too. I am wondering if heeling makes a big difference, I have them oriented properly according to Trojan, fore and aft.
Is there any chance Battery #2 will come back with good Equalization?
This situation is one reason why I am thinking separate equalization is best. Am I wrong about that?
I will be getting one of the good adjustable chargers you guys have suggested, have to figure out the amps needed first.
John, the Trojan specs are here.
Equalization is down towards the bottom under Charging and Equalization just below that.
PS: The Link 10 showed standing voltage after charging with no charger attached at 12.78v and I will check it at the battery with an amp meter today. I may have reduced capacity I guess.
Today I hope to attach the 14w PV tied to the top of the dodger
which goes to a Genasun GV10 for Pb which has some equalization on a 30 day schedule. I've always kept these batts above 50% and left them at least 90%, so I don't understand when Batt#2 is bad.