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Re: Battery Charging
btrayfors, I started this thread with rather a fixed mindset and having read through a couple of your postings xorts and further investigation of Northern Arizona Wind and Solar I am beginning to see that there maybe other possible solutions.
It occurred to me that on a good sunny day at anchor I could equalize with the solar panels by first taking the batteries up to float stage then solar equalize.
I spent a couple of days in St. Augustine and the wind blew like stink. We had excellent charging from the D400 and I am reconsidering giving it up.
The one problem I have with chargers is that they seem to go into the Acceptance stage too early and it takes hours to get to 80% let alone 100%.With some chargers the charging curve is programmable and that's another area to consider.
Thanks to all who replied.