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Old 09-26-2013
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Re: How to operate this #*%!! Victron 602??

Originally Posted by bugle View Post
So if you only had one 125 AH battery the moniter would self syncronise at 4% which is 5 Amps.

If you enter 625 AH it will self sync at 25 Amps charge in and read 100 % when obviously the batteries would be no where near fully charged.
I generally change that parameter to 1% - 1.5%. 4% is simply too high and is merely the default..

That said the ONLY WAY these monitors remain accurate over the long term is with manual re-sets.

All the parameters are adjustable and it is up to you to decide what you want to deem "full". If you are at a dock with shore charger then 1% will work well. If you only ever charge via alternator then getting to 2% would take a very long time so 2% is often better for this type of charging.

Solar and wind tend to trick these into false resets so best to manually synch when "known full".. Eg: 1% acceptance at 14.4V....

These monitors use time, voltage and % current to re-set. All are adjustable. You have full control over how and when it will re-set.
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Re: How to operate this #*%!! Victron 602??

Mine has done 14 auto resets in 6 months.
I turned off the shore charger once I installed solar, 2 resets since then (2 months).
Needless to say I run 100% all day, get to 95% over night (I leave my fridge and fans running).
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Re: How to operate this #*%!! Victron 602??

I have this in my little "boat book"
Battery Monitor
  • V - voltage
  • I - current
  • CE - consumed energy
  • SOC - state of charge
  • TTG - Time to go in hours
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