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In Topic: Sterling Pro Charge Ultra

24 August 2016 - 09:37 AM

The new charger is 20a. I'm guessing 6mm but I don't know how to measure it. It's thick wire, thicker than might be used in a house, for example, and was connected to the charger that broke, which was also 20a. Would I be right in thinking that if this wire is a little on the thin size the likely result would be a voltage drop, rather than something more serious?


According to Sterling manual 6mm2 is good for up to 2 metre cable run even with their 30 amp charger. Personally I would have used at least 10mm2 with fuse.

In Topic: tv aerial signal booster

23 August 2016 - 07:48 AM

If you have a full size log periodic and are still getting poor reception, ensure the polarization (orientation of the aerial elements) is correct. Many remote areas relying on small RBR transmitters use vertical polarization to avoid interference from others. A quick check of local home aerials will reveal.

In Topic: Generator charging voltage?

20 August 2016 - 09:45 PM

Bearing in mind that the higher absorb voltage will only be held for a limited time before the charger drops to the lower float voltage (or you switch off genny), I would suggest that a higher voltage will be fine, whilst giving better use of generator running time.


I've been using 14.8 volts with sealed lead calcium batteries for many years without issue. Checked out the last set of cheapo ones fitted by builder, and there was plenty of electrolyte left on all cells after four years.

In Topic: What Generator capacity to use with 60amp Charger

19 August 2016 - 03:58 PM

This is where basic theoretical caculations go out of the window - too many variables. A Honda EU20i or equivalent should be fine for a 60amp charger though - say a genny with minimum 1500 watts continuous rating.

In Topic: Weed in Ellesmere Port

18 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

Seems to pop up most late summers in that area. Not an issue unless you mistake it for turf ohmy.png