Smart 16a charger only good up to 120ah battery??

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  1. davidallan

    davidallan Funster

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    Thinking of buying one of these SMART chargers made by RING [model rsc16] but it says 120ah is the largest type of battery it should handle . !! [Found on Fleebay !]

    So does that mean its NO good for my 220ah on board Battery Bank ...? presently being supported by the factory supplied built in Zig unit [not sure what ah it puts out]

    This particular smart charger also has an 'anti-sulphation' mode and handles Calcium batts.

    Must I also disconnect the existing on board charger before connecting this potential newby ??

    NO doubt some keen eyed 'sparky' will put me on the straight and narrow:Blush:


    Many thanks ...David,Liz 'n pup
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    my rv has 4 x 120ah batteries and i have a 25amp 3 stage charger....works fine :thumb:

    the original built in charger/converter had a max charge output of just 5amps and the rv makers thought that sufficient :Eeek:

    the previous owner fitted a 20amp unit which seemed to be ok but as the power converter is shot the charger is doing all the work on hookup.
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    If it's SMART as in micro controlled I'd guess they set a time limit for it to reach full charge and if it doesn't it falls back to maintenance charge. Put a bigger battery and it assumes it's duff.

    BUT, if you switch off and start again, second time around it will reach full charge.

    Maybe !
     
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    update on SMART 16 A Charger

    This has now arrived and doing its work.
    TOO early to say how good it is BUT all seems fine without climbing inside the Battery:Laughing:

    This RING smart charger says Max 120 ah on their web site & on Ebay site where I bought it from.

    BUT ON READING THE MANUAL AND THE STICKERS ON THE MACHINE IT SAYS 200 Ah. !!
    :Cool::Cool::Smile::Smile:

    a Bonus eh !
     
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