How long to charge

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  1. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    My new (delivered yesterday) Elecsols are reading 12.40v and it says to charge before use to 12.80

    I am using a 3.3 amp trickle charger and checking with my multimeter..

    I could use the big charger that is 18 amps and has a boost to start a car.. but I did not want to fire large amount in tot he batteries.

    But OK which do i use and if it is the first how long is it going to be before I can install them fully charged... there are two.

    I have a sterling inverter / charger that will soon bring them up to the level.. but as I use a NASA BM1 I need to set that knowing I have a full charge in the batteries using the other areas it ask for to calculate the continue use..

    Bob:cry:
     
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    At 3.3 amp per hr 24 hours should see one battery on full charge so two will take 48 hrs
    Why not stick the big charger on @ 12 hrs each :thumb:
    How big a charger is the van one?after all that will be doing the charging in future :Wink:
    terry
     
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    Hi Bob, your Sterling unit will sort all that out for you, so simply install them and let the smart charger work it all out

    Cheers

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    Thanks Eddie

    Thanks Eddie, I was reading the warranty card before I sent it off.. and I did check the current charge state on them... just being careful.

    Will do as you suggest and let the Sterling do the work.

    Regards.. and thanks

    Bob
     
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