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Old 09-28-2018, 10:38 AM   #11
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Are you sure your meter is reading correctly? Getting 13.6 volts on a standing battery is pretty uncommon. Especially when the inverter is reading 11.6.

Test your meter on a known source (i.e. new 9 volt battery) and see what it reads.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:34 AM   #12
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Are you sure your meter is reading correctly? Getting 13.6 volts on a standing battery is pretty uncommon. Especially when the inverter is reading 11.6.



Test your meter on a known source (i.e. new 9 volt battery) and see what it reads.


Brand new meter. Everything works now except the CO keeps beeping, called the co that makes it said on it does get to low voltage and goes off it cannot be reset and must be replaced, has anyone else heard of this?
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:06 PM   #13
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do you have solar? you should not be getting 13.6 from the batteries. 13.6 is a charging voltage. something is trying to charge the batteries. we need to voltage of the batteries themselves. i'm still suspicious of the 11.6 that the inverter is reporting
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:30 PM   #14
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Brand new meter. Everything works now except the CO keeps beeping, called the co that makes it said on it does get to low voltage and goes off it cannot be reset and must be replaced, has anyone else heard of this?
Even though the meter is brand new, I'd still test it. Just for insurance.

It's hard to believe that they'd make a monitor that failed after a low voltage event. Even hard wired residential units are prone to power failures. And I've never seen a unit that the battery didn't get turned off or go dead once in a while.
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:35 PM   #15
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Also check for a loose connection at the battery and the back of the inverter
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:48 PM   #16
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Inverter reads 11.6V

You measured the batteries at 13.6V

Two different voltages.

That make me wonder if the batteries are wired wrong.

How many batteries do you have? Are they 6V or 12V batteries?

Some dealers have connected one set (trailer) of wires (+ and -) to one battery and the other (inverter) set to the other battery. That is wrong. Both sets of wires need to be connected to all batteries. Otherwise the converter only charges one battery and the battery the inverter is connected to does not get charged.

We need more info to help. Which wires are connected where?
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