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post #5 of Old 02-15-2001
munchimike
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House battery capacity

You gentlemen are being a little too cerebral about this; and eventually the factor that none of you have mentioned will catch up with you......attrition. The life of your batteries will decrease at an ever increasing rate, the charge capability will diminish, and who knows how much resistance increases in all of your wiring as the copper takes a load for a few years?? Don''t do it, don''t even try; there will never be a perfect formula. Get 6-volt batteries and up your amp hour capability. Get a bunchofem. Mark each one for startup date. Measure the charge every year,....replace as necessary. Get more than you''ll need, keep experimenting,..stop calculating. Rev....maritimetradition.com
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