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I thought the Xantrex Freedom did have a dip switch setting that would prevent overcharging??? And the previous posts are all correct about watering up batteries-- it must be done-- at least periodically -- I replace "good" batteries all the time that have gone dry-- check with Xantrex (used to be Heart Interface) about the correct dip settings (taking for granted your pals have the "remote interface" to the charger/inverter package) i have the data handy if you cannot get it send me a message and I will copy and forward----
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This spring I found that my two banks of battteries were real low on distilled water, I hadn't been able to get on the boat for awhile after I had my hip replaced. I had a solar pannel along with a duel bank charger that was supposed to go to the trickel chg, but I guess that was too much also. I solved the problem by using a electric timer like you get to turn your lights on & off at home. I just put a male & female plug on the 110V line and plugged in the timer to give the charger 1 hour of electric each day. Since then I haven't had any problem over charging my two battery banks and having the water problem.

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Mike & Glinda
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