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Old 08-27-2014, 04:49 PM   #31
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Okay that is a correct statement, but a battery can not charge itself to 13.4 to 13.6 has to come from over charging how else would you get that kinda voltage measured?
The reading beyond 12.7V is a surface charge that builds up on the plates of each cell (6 in total per bat), which in cumulative, = your 13+v number. Putting a sufficient load on it, will get you back to the designed full voltage stage of 12.7V shortly there after. Not sure how else to slice it.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:15 AM   #32
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The reading beyond 12.7V is a surface charge that builds up on the plates of each cell (6 in total per bat), which in cumulative, = your 13+v number. Putting a sufficient load on it, will get you back to the designed full voltage stage of 12.7V shortly there after. Not sure how else to slice it.
Okay thanks for the answer...
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Still Kickin is exactly right...batteries can READ over 13 volts after charging when their true state of charge is really 12.7 OR significantly lower.
Unless you unhook the battery from everything and WAIT 24 hours...you won't see the actual resting state voltage. A simple and cheap ($20) load tester can get you immediate results :
6 Volt/12 Volt Battery Load Tester

Of course, a real battery monitor ...not a voltmeter...makes everything crystal clear with the push of a button or two.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:32 PM   #34
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When my batteries go I was told a couple of 6 volt batteries along with a roof top solar system is the ticket


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The 12V Trojan 31Xhs deep cycle batteries have more capacity and will fit without mods. The 6V batteries are too tall to fit. See my earlier post in this thread to check them out.
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Still Kickin is exactly right...batteries can READ over 13 volts after charging when their true state of charge is really 12.7 OR significantly lower.
Unless you unhook the battery from everything and WAIT 24 hours...you won't see the actual resting state voltage. A simple and cheap ($20) load tester can get you immediate results :
6 Volt/12 Volt Battery Load Tester

Of course, a real battery monitor ...not a voltmeter...makes everything crystal clear with the push of a button or two.
Thanks to you and sidekick, I just ordered one. Just never knew that, the things I learn on this site is just amazing.........
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Thanks to you and sidekick, I just ordered one. Just never knew that, the things I learn on this site is just amazing.........
I'll take that as a compliment calling me "sidekick". pretty good, gljoohtrykk, umm..whatever.
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I'll take that as a compliment calling me "sidekick". pretty good, gljoohtrykk, umm..whatever.
Glad to help.
Sorry Still Kickin, just keep still kickin...For some reason the SK brought to my mind side kick....but thanks for the lesson in 12 volt...
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http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/dat...ata_Sheets.pdf

Here it is. They also have a list of dealers.
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