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Old 07-11-2019, 08:44 AM   #1
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Which 6 batteries to Use?

I have 6 of the Interstate Group 31 extreme cycling 12V beasts in paraellel present in my 5ver. I use IOTA chargers with the IQ40 module plug in. Which is a longer bulk charge 40 hours for large banks.

Now heres the decision. Im owed a few dollars and i can take 6 NEW of the interstate GC2 golf cart six volt deep cycles as a barter for dollars owed.

Question is which set of 6 do i throw on 3600 watt pure sine wave inverter and which bank stays on the 5ver. Mixing 6 & 12 volt banks.together isnt a good idea i know. Do i need the 6V bank not really i know but it gives me a project to work on and might as well use that bank of batts for something right.

So which set is the best fit for each task. Any opinions or ideas appreciated
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If the 31s are not to old stay with them.

If you got 400 to 500 cycles in them, go for new GC2s. You will have more capacity and cycles over their lifetime.
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the 31's are only a year old. and the GC2 are new. would you hook the 31's to the inverter or leave them connected to the RV.

Going back and forth on the best set for the inverter
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Put the GC2s on whichever system gets discharged more often. They will take being cycled better.
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okay my thoughts were run the onan when i need AC. but winter time not run the onan all night. leave one bank on the rv for both furnaces and lights etc. and use the inverter for TV, phones, satelite etc.

ice is a grid power issue in winter. this project is something to do
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I guess I didn't understand that you wanted to use both banks of batteries.

A bit of overkill in my mind. Plan on having enough charging capacity to keep them happy.

Typically you want a charger output of about 15% of AH capacity. That way the electrolyte gets stirred up.

PS: Bulk charge is by voltage, not hours.
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I have two IOTa DLS 45 converters to handle charging. sincr LED light conversion every where i dont believe the 5ver needs 90amps of charging available. so ill split them between the banks
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