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Old 05-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Battery Charging with Generator?

Recently put my 04 Rexhall into storage ( first time) and disconnected both House & Chassis batteries. After a couple of weeks I decided it was time to recharge the batteries.

1) Reconnected both the battery banks.

2) Turned on the Xantrex 458 charger/inverter

3) Fired-up the 7,500 watt Generator

4) Left it running for 4hrs

5) No Change in battery status....still reading "low" at 11.5 volts

Am I doing something wrong? How long does it take the Generator to move the " neddle"? Should I have the Inverter/ Charger turned on or off to get the max. charging benefit from the generator?

Any advice would be most welcomed!
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Take a battery reading with the genny running and off. If it is not greater than with the genny off the genny is not putting out. Check the breakers on the genny.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:08 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if you need the "Salesmen" switches engaged.
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Take a battery reading with the genny running and off. If it is not greater than with the genny off the genny is not putting out. Check the breakers on the genny.
Duuuuugh! You got it....somehow the generator breakers popped! On the bright side my genny has just had more working hours in the last 24 than it had in the last two years!

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