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RE: Very Low OCV on Full Batts???

But, can allowing stratification to occur over the winter months, be detrimental to my bank?Yes, but I don't think the effects of stratification will show themselves that quickly. Over time, yes, but not over a winter. Besides, with GC's there isn't THAT much stratification to begin with. There's quite a bit with mine, so much so that MEX recommended that procedure I mentioned before. MEX does say that proper float increases battery life by quite a bit. I'd concentrate on getting that float fairly close to ideal. And I believe getting the float right is as simple as setting a voltage and checking SG a month later to see if it's at baseline. If it is, good, if not, up the voltage some. On stratification, you should see a higher SG when that's happening (not sure how much higher on GC's and marine hybrids). When my batts water levels start to decrease, my SG goes up from 1.285 to as high as 1.300. I know when it goes up I have a higher concentration of acid. When I add water and apply a "stirring" charge, the SG goes right back down to normal.
mena661 02/19/15 10:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Very Low OCV on Full Batts???

I'm wondering if it's something that occurs in all temperatures, or just in very cold temps?The resting voltage on my batts (12.82) has not changed but the coldest I've ever checked them was 47F/8C (this was battery temp not ambient). I top charge once a month. EDIT: Let me correct the top charge. That should say, I perform a de-stratification charge once a month (tall batteries require this...you guys don't have to do that).
mena661 02/17/15 10:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Very Low OCV on Full Batts???

Are you talking about lower resting voltages in cold temps or just in general?
mena661 02/17/15 04:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Lithium based batteries cycle v/s life

I've heard for years now that top charging li ion to 4.2 volts is a lot harder on the life of the battery than to 4.1V per cell.I've read the same.
mena661 02/17/15 01:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Very Low OCV on Full Batts???

My batts self discharge about 1% per week so don't be alarmed if your SG is lower. For now, you're just concerned with voltage.
mena661 02/15/15 10:03pm Tech Issues
RE: 2000 Watt Invertor Issues, Need Help

This is now page 3 of people suggesting that you measure the voltage at the inverter input and it's the one suggestion that's being completely ignored.. Is there a reason for that? A simple measurement will tell you everything you need to knowX2 and this thread is now closed until you check the voltage.
mena661 02/14/15 12:06am Tech Issues
RE: Very Low OCV on Full Batts???

I could see the voltages changing a little after the recabling while they "equalize" themselves, that's happened to mine before but not that large of a drop. Anyways, keep us posted.
mena661 02/10/15 02:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Running fridge Norcold N611 off inverter?

Indefinite? You would need 6 to 8 of those batteries and a thousand watts of solar. Maybe more. Easier to carry extra propane.X2
mena661 02/10/15 09:26am Tech Issues
RE: Very Low OCV on Full Batts???

Could the unequal series vs. parallel cable lengths be part of the problem?No, that won't do it. Sounds like you have a shorted cell and, yes, it can show up all of a sudden. I had a 12V sitting in my garage just pop up one day with a shorted cell. Separate the batts and check voltages over the next few days to see if one drops. My guess is you have one pulling the rest down.
mena661 02/09/15 10:46pm Tech Issues
RE: Can you walk on your solar panels?...Drive on them?

Good info thanks!
mena661 02/06/15 11:55am Tech Issues
RE: Unisolar 24V 136W Panels $99

Too long for my rig but these seem to work for most people.
mena661 02/06/15 10:45am Tech Issues
Unisolar 24V 136W Panels $99

Looks like Solarblvd has some Unisolar panels in stock. https://www.solarblvd.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_270&products_id=2962
mena661 02/06/15 09:20am Tech Issues
RE: Can you walk on your solar panels?...Drive on them?

Solarblvd.com has some SolarWorld panels in stock. They also have something else there that I'll post in another thread.
mena661 02/06/15 09:18am Tech Issues
RE: Looking for a 40 amp MPPT solar charge controller

4 panels wouldn't replace 30+Ah a day even in winter?
mena661 02/05/15 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: Just another question on Solar

FWIW, my two yr old 32" Magnavox LED screen connsumes 33W in standard mode.You have a keeper. BTW, it's still LCD, just the backlighting is LED instead of fluorescant.
mena661 02/04/15 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Just another question on Solar

If your "modern" TV draws 125W, get another boondocking friendly TV. Also, that spec is typically right when you turn on the TV and it will lower by a good amount while the TV is running. Unless it's a piece of cr@p then it won't. I had a 26" LCD that drew 75W ALL the time. Got rid of it and replaced with a LCD at the same size that drew only 20W.
mena661 02/03/15 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: mppt vs pwm

You can get inexpensive DC to DC converters. I think 2oldman is running a 24V battery bank with a Victron DC DC converter for the 12V stuff.
mena661 02/02/15 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Rogue MPT-3048 now available

Well, that sucks.
mena661 01/31/15 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: QUESTION. Megawatt 29-Amp model Maximum Amperage?

I contacted the guy about the 50A and it only goes to 14.5V. BTW, MEX to answer your question, I have run my 30A maxed out for hours set at 14.8V with no hiccups.
mena661 01/29/15 10:32pm Tech Issues
RE: How to Work Hydro-Flame BRC10 Controls? Update #2

LOL! You are the KING of making things happen! I want one of these: Eagle Cap 1165.
mena661 01/27/15 10:43pm Tech Issues
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