Battery/ Charging Glitch

Discussion in 'Power - Site Power/Batteries/Generators/Solar' started by neighbormike, Aug 12, 2017 at 10:26 PM.

  1. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    Walked past the camper and noticed my battery tender was charging (battery depleted) and the charger was hot... disconnected and checked voltage - 11.3v then 11.0v! Battery shot?? (been fully charged since June). Charge battery disconnected from camper, now seems fine @ 13.27v. Pulled off charger and left disconnected from camper to recheck voltage in the morning but up for any thoughts/ opinions on this. Been using this setup for about 6 years (3 with this battery) w/ out issue....
     
  2. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    Had battery fully charged last night and disconnected. 12.7 volts this morning... a few hours later (still disconnected) I have 10.8v. Guess I know what I'm buying this week....
     
  3. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you will be making a purchase. That sucks!
     
  4. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    Got 3 years out of it and it was a "recon".... For the price, my next will be the same.
     
  5. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

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    I was really impressed with the price of the marine deep cycle group 27 at Costco. I went up from a group 24 after it got launched up over the PUP hitting a bad spot in the road. I think it was like $85.
     
  6. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    I run an Interstate DC29 (reconditioned)... get them for a great price! I just realized that I should be glad it crapped out in my garage rather than while camping at the end of October when I very much appreciate the furnace!
     
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  7. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    I almost forgot about your "incident"!! I would have filled my shorts!
     
  8. VTRailroadguy

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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017 at 9:58 AM
  9. f5moab

    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Not as full as a person looking at a battery flying in the air at their windshield.:eek:
     
  10. neighbormike

    neighbormike Active Member

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    Quite true!!
     
  11. neighbormike

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  12. VTRailroadguy

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    I ended up stacking my boxes to get the second to fit. With two batteries and my little 18 watt solar panel I have yet to drop below 2/3 on my battery meter after 3 days of camping. I believe I could get 4-5 days out of my set up with decent weather. In the event that rain is prevalent, I have a little 700 watt HF generator that will charge up my batteries.
     

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