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Re: understand 12v electrical
I have not heard of a battery monitor needing 6 cycles to get it correct, but new batteries do need cycling several times before they are at their designed capacity.
Brian, I went back and reread my Link 2000 manual. It states that it takes at least six cycles for the CEF (Charge Efficiency Factor) to "learn the CEF". Page 22 of the manual, PDF page 21, from the Xantrex discontinued products website manual. We actually have the older Heart version of this product. Same manual.
I have always recommended that folks who are installing battery monitors download and read the Link 2000 manual, it explains a LOT of material that's missed in the Link Pro and Link Lite manuals. I haven't read the Victron manuals, but understand they're somewhat better.
Also folks should read the Gotcha topic:
For everyone installing a battery monitor: The "Gotcha Algorithm" thread, a "MUST READ"
Link-series Charging Algorithms -- The "Gotcha" Factor!
DEFAULTS are factory settings that are made to be modified to suit your setup.
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