Lotsmaw wrote:Problem I have at the moment is the unit does not charge the batteries above 48v (or that is how it seems to my non-technical mind) and I am getting concerned about battery condition.
So, is it the charging or the batteries..? Have you selected the correct battery type on the Powerstar..?
The PL20 indicated the batteries were down to 44v when I started the system. By morning they were up to 48v but no higher.
Sounds suspicious - do you have a good MULTI-METER
I know the batteries would be well into the 50s.
Are these the PMG batteries, surely not...
I assumed from the intro. that they were original and now G.O.N.E. to God
(My genset is a 14kva unit - not sure if the size of the gensest might be an issue.)
Do you run the genset thru the PL20...?
If you connect direct to the batteries that there should have been plenty to charge with at 14kVA, but via the PL20, much less... 1000W would it not be..
I raised the issue with the supplier and managed to get a replacement unit out of them but this is doing the same thing.
What was replaced -- the PL20..?
What is the battery capacity supposed to be and any marking (if NOT the PMG)
If the PMG batteries, then I would be measuring cell voltages.. Surely, they HAVE to die one day..
If you start to think "Battery Replacement" then talk to Gordon about Lithium batteries..