Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2019, 06:23 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
2018 19' Flying Cloud
Eugene , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 163
Is the battery charge correct?

I have two newly installed 6v batteries (wired in series of course) in my 19í Flying Cloud. I have a BatteryMinder 128CEC1: 12V 2/4/AMP Battery Charger-Maintainer-Desulfator attached to the batteries while it sits in my driveway until my next trip. The batteries, when on float, read 13.2 on the Airstream panel - which I understand is normal. However, yesterday it was 13.1 and today it reads 12.9. Is it normal for the float charge reading to drop like that? I know 12.6 is 100% charged, but is it normal for the float charge to fluctuate?
__________________

tjwoods1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2019, 06:49 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
2018 19' Flying Cloud
Eugene , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 163
I should also mention - temperatures here have risen to the mid 90ís the last two days - and the AS is sitting in the sun. Perhaps the temperature compensation feature is doing itís job?
__________________

tjwoods1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2019, 06:55 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
AirMiles's Avatar
 
2018 27' Globetrotter
Apollo Beach , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 938
Charging voltage levels change if the charger is “temperature compensated”. My solar charging system is temperature compensated and the charging voltages for all the stages - bulk, absorption and float - change daily depending on the temperature of the batteries. Cold days get higher voltages and warm days get lower voltages. I’m not sure about your charger, so I would suggest to continue to monitor your voltage daily to see if it continues dropping. Has it been significantly warmer each time you checked the voltage?
__________________
2018 Globetrotter 27Q, 30 nights 3,763 miles, 600W Solar, PD4655L, Duracell EGC2 Batteries, ProPride, 16" Michelin's, Champion 3400W Dual-Fuel, 2019 F250
Sold: 2017 Flying Cloud 25FB, 316 nights 40,150 miles, 400W Solar
Sold: 2013 Casita SD17 89 nights 16,200 miles
Updated 10-07-19
AirMiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2019, 08:10 AM   #4
4 Rivet Member
 
fran&frank's Avatar
 
2016 27' Flying Cloud
Hartsburg , Missouri
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 296
Check the volatge at the charger with a voltmeter to see if your charger is working the way you think it should.-- Frank
__________________
Frank & Fran
2016 27' FC FB with 400 W solar
2016 Ford F150 EcoBoost
Equalizer Hitch
fran&frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Correct battery charge set up Garfish Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 11 03-22-2019 05:46 PM
Solar charge controller affect charge from converter? fran&frank Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 1 03-22-2016 10:39 PM
Series Parallel Battery Wiring - Which is correct? trekerboy Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 22 01-01-2015 08:52 PM
Charge wire on 7-pin, what demands does AS need and how does this charge starcraft Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10 04-20-2012 08:38 AM
Full Charge - No Charge! Cracker Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 2 06-22-2007 02:04 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×