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Old 03-15-2013, 04:17 PM   #11
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If you have two batteries and run them both down does that mean you have to run the generator twice as long to charge back up?
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #12
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If you have two batteries and run them both down does that mean you have to run the generator twice as long to charge back up?
It may take longer .... yes
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It may take longer .... yes
Care to elaborate on that at all? Does it have to do with the charger being used?
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:21 PM   #14
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There has been alot of discussion on this subject from time to time. There was one thread just recently that got down into the nitty gritty in terms of 12v systems and power management... Battery choices, charging, chargers, leds, battery set ups, and generators. Do a search on this forum and I think you'll find some very informative info.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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Care to elaborate on that at all? Does it have to do with the charger being used?
Lets say you use a 3 amp hour charger which in theory should charge a single battery 3 amps an hour now take two batteries and charge them with the same 3 amp hour charger ..


http://www.csgnetwork.com/batterychgcalc.html

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[QUOTE=f1100turbo;326265]Lets say you use a 3 amp hour charger which in theory should charge a single battery 3 amps an hour now take two batteries and charge them with the same 3 amp hour charger ..




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Old 03-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #17
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Lets say you use a 3 amp hour charger which in theory should charge a single battery 3 amps an hour now take two batteries and charge them with the same 3 amp hour charger ..




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That's a good'n Turbs... Thanks

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It doesn't EXACTLY work that way but it gets the point across.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #18
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You absolutely want the second battery! For $75 at Wal Mart and $20 for joining cables you can't go wrong. Being stuck inside during bad weather spells, camping later in season when you are inside earlier, having guests overnight, you don't don't want to be bothered with worrying if the battery is going to go dead.
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Where can u get joining cables and how do I know what size charger I have?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #20
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Where can u get joining cables and how do I know what size charger I have?
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