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Old 06-06-2016, 07:36 AM   #1
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Battery panel show charged, not charged, charged ??

New Forester 3011DSF, was plugged in at the beach for a week and then driven approx 150 miles to home. Used the battery panel to check charge and it showed full charge (as expected). Unloaded and turned everything off and then used the battery disconnect (by the front door).

Next morning batteries showed 2/3 charge. Hmmm not sure why the usage. Checked them again this morning (after two days of hot, over 90 degree, weather) and they now show fully charged...???

Any ideas???
Have had the MH for about a month and this has happened often. Even had the indicator show batteries basically dead, yet frig stayed cold (and freezer okay) and all lights worked. Plugged it in for about 20 min and batteries showed full charge. Dealer will look at it next week but just wondering if anyone has any ideas what's going on???

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Old 06-06-2016, 12:13 PM   #2
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If the meter that you're talking about only has 4 or 5 LED'S I wouldn't rely on it. Even a voltmeter is not a true measurement of the state (SOC) of your batteries. You are very wise to look into this. If you want your batteries to last they must be properly charged and not taken below 50 percent or so. You may have already gone below that several times?
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