Help, not reaching 100% change

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Re: Help, not reaching 100% change

Postby davidg » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:43 pm

TsaTsa2CV wrote:I understand that to do an equalization charge too often shortens the life of the batteries. 20 days appears very shortl. What is the sweet spot?

You could go 30days, what does the raylite manual say?

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Re: Help, not reaching 100% change

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:19 am

My thoughts on EQing are that it isn't necessary to do unless you have not reached 100%SOC for an extended period, your SGs are not all close to equal, or your usual charging rate is less than ideal.
In winter if you are getting a lot of cloudy days and not reaching full charge very often, then perhaps once per month would be sensible, but otherwise you are just shortening the battery life a little each time you do it when not required.
Also, it shouldn't just be done for a fixed time, you should monitor SG in each cell, and stop when they are equal, which is the main purpose of doing it. Loomberah weather and astronomy including live solar radiation intensity and UV + Gunagulla aquaponics, organic eggs and cherries
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