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In Topic: Thanks mods.....

Yesterday, 05:07 PM

Though some people seem not to be bothered or couldn't care less, (which is fine BTW) why are you so interested? you seem to have already decided what it's about and I doubt there is much I can say that would change your narrow and closed view of the things I post on here.

I have no idea what this is about. It has been said your post has been left up that explains what was offensive so perhaps a link would help others to understand.

Although I don`t blame you at all for requesting something nasty to be removed I feel annoyed by your post.

I always thought the idea of this forum was for others to join in a discussion. How can anyone do that to a post that just says thanks mods.

Now i`m feeling discriminated against and perhaps I should request your post be taken down.


Don`t anyone jump on me. At the end of the day I`m just joining in the discussion of "thanks mods"

In Topic: Sealed battery question

Yesterday, 10:31 AM

Reading up some old searches provided a few posts back it seems even charging sealed batts at 14.4 for 6 hours a day causes loss of capacity. Perhaps sealed at 14.4 is best on a permanent hook up.
Last sealed batts I will buy.

In Topic: Sealed battery question

Yesterday, 10:18 AM

If you can can charge them at 14.8 volts over several years and still have adequate electrolyte left (tell-tales still float) why not? It can only be beneficial.
Most employ calcium in the plate construction to reduce gassing. This is born out by the extremely low current draw when fully charged. I would suggest that charge sources, be it engine alternator or mains charger, have a float mode though.
Interesting that the OP of this thread that didn't take this advice offered several months ago is now having problems with his batteries, although accept a poor charge regime may be the major cause.

Accepted the advice but chickened out worrying they might boil.
Have now changed regulator to open FLA and had no problem overnight. This morning voltage was highest it has been a y morning for a long time.

In Topic: Sealed battery question

23 October 2014 - 06:55 PM

Ok as usual help from the forum, many thanks.

Now having this afternoon taken advantage of a fallen Ash tree in the stoppages, GU south I now need a good shower to get the saw dust out of my hair etc.

Thanks everyone.

In Topic: Sealed battery question

23 October 2014 - 06:49 PM

If your batteries are that low they need more than four hours to recharge them.

Try giving them a good long charge, eight hours or more and see if they improve any.

yes i intend to use a generator tomorrow and use the inverter that has a built in 100amp max charger built in. In a very isolated place so all day charge will affect no one else.