Originally Posted by bend302
Herk, you must be a battery wizard. You always seem to have the information we need.
Thanks a bunch. I also saved the charts to my I pad...
Everything I know, I learned here and in the AF (some Physics from college I suppose too).
As to the water usage, I can only tell you that charging with my ship-n-shore fast charge it does use water (not much at all) but with the multi-stage converter doing the charging I use no water all winter.
I can only surmise your fast charger is boiling the crap out of your depleted golf cart batteries to get them packed with electrons as fast as possible.
The charging pattern used by our multi-stage converters looks more like the graph below with many steps from initial charge to full charge. The more depleted the battery the faster it will take a charge and the more heat is generated in the electrolyte.
To get the maximum life out of your investment you need to recharge it before it falls much below 50% capacity.
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