RR370FRD 12/24V battery management system
I use batteries which have been recently described as:
“Oh Gawd...just checked and you bought the wrong damn battery type for deep cycle marine
use in a sailboat. You have a SEALED WET CELL for your house bank. It is not only incompatiable with the Gel like I said before...it is also a very poor choice. Can you still take it back and get either an AGM
(absorbed glass mat) or another Gel? Otherwise...don't expect too much as these batteries are primarily designed for use in small power boats for both starting and house needs in one battery.”
The batteries are sold
with some charging instructions and data that I have to assume are correct. For fun, the same battery that I use today was tested on 30th September 2003. Picture A.
I run the generator
for 2 hours a day. The electricity that it produces during these two hours is my budget
; it saves me carting 200 litres of fuel
I do not need an Amps recorder after all many forum members will state:
“A rested battery should give you the following,
100% charge 12.6v (12.8),
75% = 12.4v (12.6),
50% = 12.2v (12.4),
25% = 12.0v (12.2),
00% = 11.8v (12.0).”
Nor do I need smart charging to cook my batteries. Gosh I must sound boring to some. I like my batteries and it seems they like me too. I also like my LED dot graphs. At a glance and at any time they give me a picture that I would not get peering at multiple voltmeters. The LED dot graphs indicate to me how the five batteries behave when I start an engine
and also let me know if I have the blower on the wrong Bank when I run the Main engine
and so many others things.
The dry season is coming up, time to go sailing. Bye. Chala.