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post #4 of Old 05-30-2012
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Re: Voltage puzzle

Unfortunately voltage alone doesn't tell you much - a rough indication at best, esp with no load.

With your shore charger you only "put in" 8 amps, and while motoring only 15 to 20 I'd guess.... So how much charge you got to depends on how run down the battery actually was vs its amphours capacity.


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