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Re: Lifeline Batteries

By the way, I just want to comment about the equlaizing of Lifelines. If you pull the batt cables off after a full charge, and are showing circa 12.8-12.85 after 1.5 hours at rest, you do not need to equalize. Equalizing the batts consistently will wear the life down. The issue being that if you consistently only recharge them to 85% or less, then you will be sulfating it quicker. That means you will need to equalize more often. Lifeline does not reccomend a monthly equalize. They reccomend equlaizing when the process described above is under the threshold after rest, which means your batteries are probably not being taken care of very well and I suspect any battery that never gets a full charge will quickly show wear.

Just wanted to clarify.

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