Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Problem with new batteries keeping the charge
Well that is interesting as I've seen graphs on the Trojan site that indicate that their batteries need around 50 cycles before they start achieving their amp-hour rating.
So that there is no confusion, I know very little about electrics and so rely upon the experts, including, in particular, Bill Trayfors who posted above and has helped me on many occasions as has the poster Maine Sail. Having heard that cycling was necessary, after spending rather a good deal on the new batteries, to ensure I managed them properly, I phoned Trojan's customer service/technical assistance line and asked the technician I spoke with about the matter specifically. I merely repeated his comments herein above.
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