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Old 10-29-2013, 09:41 PM   #29
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Follow Shadowcatche's advice in his several posts and your new batteries won't get murdered and you'll have a clue about what is going on. If you simply continue dry camping without understanding what your batteries, equipment and chargers are doing...the new batteries will get old quickly...and at the worst time.
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First, You might get lucky with the AUX START button instead of the Ignition switch, Works on my house.. So does a jump box but that takes knowledge of where to hook it.

Next. And this is the important stuff.

Run that generator at least six hours, Depending on your converter may take 8 or more but at least six houirs

THEN shut down and using a digital voltmeter, wait 20 minutes and measure battery voltage.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #31
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To really know what is going on inside the batteries you need a great battery monitor like a Trimetric. Without a meter you are only guessing. Most batteries die a premature death due to under charging. Most built in chargers are not up to the job. Batteries need to be charged to 14.8 volts @ 80 Deg. F for a couple of hours after the voltage reaches 14.8 volts. Most chargers only charge to 14.4 volts and that just don't cut it. That is why the batteries are undercharged.
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