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    Need Advice on Equalization and Battery SG (unusual)

    It seems to me.....like that batteries refuse to take a charge. They show the proper voltages (which means little) but the SG (which means EVERYTHING) shows a totally different story. Can you slave in 2 other batteries (known good batteries) to see how they perform?
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    Whats a good 48v battery charger

    I bought a 48VDC 120 amp for emergency situation. It worked fine when i tested it out. I run it with a 9500 WATT harbor freight predator. I think the Honda Wannabe is the weak link here....
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    my bad......i never said you made you own cables......but when i look online i see the R/C chargers and they say cables sold separately. I haven't seen any 1 gauge cables.....thats all. I have to make a lot of my own cables out of 4/0 welding cable. Nothing wrong with making your own wiring.
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    do you make these 1 gauge cables yourself or do they come with the charger? Is the output voltage adjustable in .1 volt increments? i have to find one that runs on 120vac and outputs 2.6vdc at or near 100 amps for a PB battery
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    Mine Hindle runs continuously at 2.6 VDC outputting 13 amps. (it is rated at 10 amps, but will output 13). Ideally i'd like a charger that outputs 100 amps at 2.5 / 2.6 volts. What is the gauge of the wiring that carries 2.6 vdc 100 amps to the battery?
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    Need Advice on Equalization and Battery SG (unusual)

    Luke, I owe you an apology and more than that, I am impressed. How low does your battery normally discharge. Is it normally discharged 70% with a 30% charge left.
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    Forklift (Industrial Battery) consistently weak cell, problem solved

    About your question on how often I boost charge the weak cell. In the winter my battery bank doesn't see a lot of sun so it doesn't charge properly every day. I think this erratic charging takes a toll on the weak cell more than the others. So in the winter, I boost charge every month or...
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    Forklift (Industrial Battery) consistently weak cell, problem solved

    Hi Ralo. It maxs out at 2.6 VDC. at 10amps (although the meter sometimes shows 13 amp). I have a 1500A/H battery I am trying to boost charge with this charger soooo the charger is overmatched, but it works for me. For me, being off i grid, my battery usually charges every day. In...
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    BTW.....one of us looks like a total moron and 1 of us doesn't. I'll take my chances!!!
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    I can charge all 24 cells of a 48VDC,1500 A/H FLA battery at 61-63 vdc OR I can charge a single 2 volt cell at 2.5 to 2.6 vdc. I can and do, do both, Tell me specifically, what i am doing wrong? Tell me how I don't know how to EQ a battery? Tell me how to its wiser to use a "R/C hobby...
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    Ill keep the Hindlepower. You keep the 25 years experience
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    BTW. It doesn't take a rocket scientist or 25 years experience to charge a battery, whether its a 2 volt cell or a battery made up of 24 individual 2 volt cells. It take the right equipment and a limited amount of knowledge. My post was simply to let people know that there is an alternative to...
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    An to be upfront.....ive only been doing this for 5 years........but my life (and heating my home) depends on it.
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    Thanks for the input. I am wanting a 120 vac input (not 240) and 2.6 vdc output, Until i get, one ill settle for the 10amp battery charger I currently have as it works
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    Weak cell issue solved!

    Id love 30 or 40 amps............the 10 amp charger works, but with a 1500A/H system, it is severely overmatched
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