• Absorption Time

    The most important part of the charge cycle is the absorption charge. Since the bulk charge only recharges the battery bank to an 70-80% level, the absorption charge completes the charging cycle. If the absorption charge is not completed fully a part of… more »
  • Basic configuration

    The Electric Control brings together the inputs from solar panels via terminal, where adjustments can be made, to charge controllers that feed the batteries. The main update for 2018 is the terminal blocks that allow the solar panels to be connected… more »
  • Battery Loads

    Router 0.35A | Computer 0.4A | LEDs (7W 0.3, 4W 0.2, 1W 0.05)A Computer charging screen battery and running 6W Samsung III 5W Inverter with audio amp and standard plugs 40W With all powered on, current draw is 1.2A: so for 8 hour is 96W is used. Solar… more »
  • Diary 2018

    Feb 2018 1st 08:40 V=12.71 :: Charge at >15V from to 11:55 to 15:35 2nd 02:05 V=12.69 :: 10:00 V=12.64 :: 10:25 On charge V=15.47 3rd 00:40 V=12.80 :: 09:20 V=12.72 :: Charging today 4th 10:35 V=12.72 :: Charging 6hr >15V 5th 07:40 V=12.69 :: Charging… more »
  • Diary 2018 :: 02~Feb

    February 1st 08:40 V=12.58 :: 17:30 V=12.7 without load with comp, router and 4w LED V=12.6 2nd 02:05 V=12.71 3rd 00:40 V=12.71 ::09:20 V=12.67 :: Charging 4th 00:01 V=12.51 :: Charging 6hr >15V 5th 07:40 V=12.71 :: Charging until 12:40 BLK/ABS/Float… more »
  • 2018

    2018 Feb 15th Having collected Batt 2 from Gavin's where it has been on >14.5V charge for three days, I've topped up the electrolyte and permanently connected 1 and 2 together. They are currently connected to the other pair (3 and 4) and at 11:40 are… more »