Originally Posted by PokerDealer
If your planning on using your 3 stage WFCO, be advised that Trojan recommends 14.4 for bulk charge and 15.5 for equalization. If you cant get them hot enough (using 15.5 amps) I would guess the difference might be something like, they last 4 or 5 years instead of 8 - 10 years. BTW the size of cable depends on how far they have to carry the power. If you only have 2 ft. from the battery to the controller or inverter, you might use 6ga. if you have to go 20 ft. you need a thicker wire. In any case 10 amps will put a top charge on a bettery, but wont completely charge or equalize it.
It'll go to 14.4 in bulk mode but only for 1 hour, then it goes back to 13.6 v. That may not be long enough? Your thoughts? Is the equalizing voltage for desufation? How often do you do that?
Also, how do you tell when they are fully charged? Are you using the converter or portable charger?
thanks in advance. I'm a novice to the 6 volt thing. When I got the two 6 volts home and connected them in series, I put my trickle charge on and its been pumping out 1 amp for 12 hrs and the voltage is only up to 13.1 v. I'm not used to working with so much amp/ hrs. I put my portable charger on them for a couple of minutes and it was charging at about 6 amps and 14.5 volts. So I'm assuming I've still got a ways to go at 1 amp.
Sorry for all the questions but much appreciate your knowledge.