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Old 02-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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i have a xantrex 458 inverter/charger on four 6 volt batteries. when hooking into shorepower it has always charged on wet cell charging indicator, recently this has changed. when i apply shorepower it goes to gel cell charging status, have reset the unit several times but it still shows charging on gel cell. i have well cell batteries. The unit is inverting but whats up with the charge change.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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I think Xantrex to often tries to double-up on the information from their idiot lights. My Xantrex shows "charge" combined with "gel cell".... When you switch to the Inverter the idiot light shares the space with "wet cell". These are the correct settings as my "float" charge is 13.5 volts which keeps my wet cell batteries nicely charged without gassing or corresponding corrosion.

Hope this helps.
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thanks, just bought new batteries and did not want to damage them by overcharging.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Check the battery manufacturer. Most recommend charging up to 14.8v while the ones that do the charging say "oh its ok at 14.4 or 13.whatever" Honestly if the ones that make the batteries say to charge to 14.8 than that's what we do, they made them they know more.
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