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Old 09-06-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
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TrImetric Meter

Oi've installed a Trimetric Meter to monitor my battery bank and it is returning all the expected functions except that the charge light is not coming on even when I can hear the batteries bubbling from the soar array.

Might anyone have a thought as to why this is happening? Might it be because there is always a load on the system, either phantom, refer or other?
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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It could also be how you have setup the monitor. It looks for the charge current to drop below a value that you input. We all know that as the batteries charge, the current it takes will continue to drop. When it gets below that value, the monitor will say you batteries are charged to their full rated capacity that you have also entered.

Confirm the settings and then wait for a full charge cycle to complete to confirm.

You also mentioned you have a solar array. You want to make sure the meter is detecting the charge current from your array. Make sure the shunt is connected properly.

Hope this helps.
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It could also be how you have setup the monitor. It looks for the charge current to drop below a value that you input. We all know that as the batteries charge, the current it takes will continue to drop. When it gets below that value, the monitor will say you batteries are charged to their full rated capacity that you have also entered.

Confirm the settings and then wait for a full charge cycle to complete to confirm.

You also mentioned you have a solar array. You want to make sure the meter is detecting the charge current from your array. Make sure the shunt is connected properly.

Hope this helps.
Dea,r JrMedPhys.....I checked the shunt wiring and sure enough, I had the soar negativeattachedvto the wrong side. That problem is now fixed.

Next problem...what could cause the "battery full" indicator to read greater Than 100%? I have had readings as high as 110.

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Oh boy,
Can't wait to see these results mine is doing the same thing but not that high mine goes to 104% at the highest I have seen. My AH go to a positive number when this happens. A call to Bogart last month they said the shunt was missing a current draw the way it is wired and that is the cause but I don't see that
Two T-105's 6 volt
P1=14.4
P2=4
P3=230
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If your Morningstar ts-45 PWM controller is configured properly for the T-105's it will absorption mode charge at 14.8 volts, with actual battery voltage reaching something a bit higher.

And from the Trimetric manual: When the charger is charging the battery, the TriMetric senses that the battery is charged when two conditions are met: (1) battery voltage must exceed the “Charged setpoint voltage” (which you set by Program P1.) and (2) the charge current (amps) must decline to below the “Charged setpoint amps” (which you set by Program P2).

I suggest you ensure your Morningstar ts-45 PWM controller is set properly, and then the Trimetric is configured appropriately for P1 and P2.
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Be very careful. In Canada they asked us to trimetric and now we're stuck with it!
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I Trimetric too. I love driving 110 in Canada. I can only drive 70 here in the USA.
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The countries in RED do NOT use the metric system.





Maybe that's why they are always trying to go to war with countries that do???
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