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The Heart interface may need to be reset. Often electronics can have some issues if they're powered down incorrectly or operated at lower than normal voltages. If you read the manual for it, I'm willing to be they have a reset or reset/re-calibration procedure for it.
However, I'd also recommend you check your batteries, especially if they're wet cells. The batteries could have sulphated and shorted out a cell... The electrolyte levels could also be low. If they are wet cells, top off the cells with distilled water and get a hydrometer and check the specific gravity of the electrolyte.
If the batteries are being charged at 30 amps for six days... there is something wrong. Especially if you say the batteries are "maintaining" power and not overheating. What could be happening is that the 12 VDC equipment is running primarily off the charger, and the batteries aren't really holding any real charge....just enough to allow the charger to power the loads you've got on the DC side.
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