Doing an electrical system
upgrade. Have been pouring over literature/fora on a steep learning
curve, trying to match new components that will play well with each other.
I thought I understood the rudiments of charging
, and that I should be looking for a three-stage charger
that will deliver bulk, acceptance, and float charging
to my battery
bank (4 six-volt deep-cycle batts). I run into that maxim often from seemingly knowledgeable people, from Calder to BTrayfors.
Xantrex is a big player, and very popular. But when I looked at the specs. reproduced by this retailer for the TrueCharge2
, I only see two stages: bulk and float. The only other voltage it output seems to be the equalization
Their Freedom HF inverter/charger is very slick, and seems to actually charge in three stages, but it's way more inverter
that I would need, and the budget
cannot support it.
Should I be concerned about this? Do my flooded cells need true three-stage bulk/acceptance/float charging? Am I reading the information wrong? I only have the resources to do this once, and it has to be done right.