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Old 08-11-2016, 12:17 PM   #31
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Did my upgrade install this morning. Install was a piece of cake. As suggested, I reset the charge rate from the default of 80% to 50%.

Anything else I need to change or are the other default parameters acceptable?
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Marc glad it was a simple instal. I'm convinced that old control cost me a set of batteries.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:32 PM   #33
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Did my upgrade install this morning. Install was a piece of cake. As suggested, I reset the charge rate from the default of 80% to 50%.



Anything else I need to change or are the other default parameters acceptable?

How big is your battery bank?

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Old 08-11-2016, 09:04 PM   #34
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New Batteries & proper charging?

4 - 6 volt batteries. I believe in series
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Marc glad it was a simple instal. I'm convinced that old control cost me a set of batteries.

No doubt. While my old batteries did make it 4 years. I was constantly needing to water them. The last year they wouldn't hold a charge for more than 3 or 4 days and that was with little or no use.
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4 - 6 volt batteries. I believe in series

So? 200ish ah?
If so, you could drop it a bit more, around 40%


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Marc i ran 50% for a long time but have now dropped to 30% It seems to work ok and as I don't often boondock so fast charging is not as important as no mess in the battery compartment.
As for that post by Kenny I can't read it. I tried on my laptop and phone but i assume it is a page from the owners manual.I need to reread that as some of the choices I made may need tweaking.
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I'm not sure why is was blurry.
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Marc i ran 50% for a long time but have now dropped to 30% It seems to work ok and as I don't often boondock so fast charging is not as important as no mess in the battery compartment.

As for that post by Kenny I can't read it. I tried on my laptop and phone but i assume it is a page from the owners manual.I need to reread that as some of the choices I made may need tweaking.

If you have the time, a lower charge rate is best.
But, if running the genny, one could up the charge rate to get it done faster.


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The new control has tons of features and really lets you manage your batteries to your life style.
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