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Old 09-26-2010, 11:18 AM   #1
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Magnum Inverter/Charger

I have a 200w Magnum Inverter/Charger in my coach. The documentation says that it has a 5 stage charging capacity -Bulk, Absorb, Float, Equalize, and Battery Saver. Does anyone know what each stage does? Also, is one of the stages a 'desulpherizing' (sp?) function?
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Battery saver is the "desulfating" mode.
Equalize is an "overcharging" if you will that provides 14.4 volts to the bank at a very low amperage rate. It is required to maintain the batteries correctly and insure that you actually get to 100% charge.
Float is just that, a steady voltage at very low or no amperage
Absorb I belive is after the bank has reched 90% charge level it will taper back the charge amperage to a "trickle" and up the voltage to around 13.6 volts
Bulk is for when the battery bank is below 90% charge, you will get 13.2 volts in most cases and a high amperage (usually 15 to 25amps give or take) to quick charge the bank up to the 90% level.
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the explanation. Very helpful!!!
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