Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: New Brunswick Canada
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Re: understand 12v electrical
Many battery monitors only work after the first SIX cycles. RTFM, please.
I have went through the manual a few times didn't say anything about six cycles. The info is very limited.
1:Go into eng settings. adjust the capacity adjust the temperature. Press illum to finish engineering settings.
2: Do not put the battery on charge immediately.
3: apply a load to the battery by switching on lights or instruments and wait for a few min for the BM! to learn the battery's characteristics and to show a steady reading before stating charging.
Didn't get time to unplug it yesterday as the family was not interested in me messing with things on our last day off but did watch it closer. We had a 12v color connected and it was drawing 1.5 to 3 amps depending on solar input. Battery went from 100% to 85 in the first 5 min. The next 10 it went to 75% Then over the next two plus hours went from 75% to 74%. When I shut things down for the day it when up to 80% in 5 min or so.
But this is just for information I still have to reset it.