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Old 08-30-2011, 06:08 AM   #15
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Thanks Gary & wa8yxm,

When the generator is running, the panel is showing 117 vac, 0 amps with nothing on...so I'm good. The AC breaker size is set at 15 amps; which I believe is the factory default setting. I'm going through th the menu set-up logic in the maual to see what the settings were or if I gooned them up fiddling with the thing. The manual is NOT an exciting read...

I am wondering if I have one of the three batteries with a bad cell that would be the source of the problem...I'll see today after charging/testing and re-installing. Maybe my corrosion control work will solve this one.

Dr4film suggested adding a Power Pulse to both the house and chassis battery banks (link above). Which after I have solved this (and I WILL by God!) I am going to add since pulling the batteries out of the box is a genuine pain-in-the shorts.

Have any of you three guys used the drop of mineral oil in each cell to provide a barrier to prevent evaporation idea? I am not a fan of putting anything but distilled water in my batteries, but am interested in your thoughts on that. Otherwise, I think I need to figure out a planned maintenance schedule to remove and check electrolyte levels - maybe once a year?

Thanks again for your suggestions.

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Old 08-30-2011, 10:03 AM   #16
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Factory default for the 2.0 is 30 amps on the AC breaker, but if you have zero amps load, then it should not matter, it would be using up to about 11 amps for charging (Max it can use for chrging is a bit under 11)

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Old 08-31-2011, 12:45 AM   #17
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Thanks wa8yxm!

The manual shows 15 amps on Table 1-1 for default, but Chapter 4 suggests matching the shoreside circuit breaker to avoid "nuisance tripping" - up to 30 amps. Load sensing is disabled (default). Would you agree to make sure I start with factory default settings, then configure differently? I figure I really need to better understand the operation before I stray from a default set-up...unless you know of some obvious advantages to do otherwise.

The local Interstate shop load tested my batteries today; one had a bad cell and I suspected that given for whatever reason, one cell was waaaay low, all of the others were at the proper level or touch over filled....which was kinda weird. In any case, I figured I'd replace them all and start anew with a warranty. I tried charging them with my charger on deep cycle mode, and threw in the towel. The three new Interstate deep cycle Marine/RV replacement batteries were $71.64/ea (same version that was installed) - which I didn't think was too bad. I'll install tomorrow with my cleaned-up connectors, smoke test and see what I have.

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