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Cam's right...the battery charger you've got is way, way too small. It's like trying to tow a full tractor trailer container with a John Deere riding mower...
As a general rule, you want your charging source to be NO LESS THAN 10% of the battery bank capacity.
You have a 675 amp-hour (if they're Trojan T-105s) battery bank. The Iota chargers that he's recommending come highly recommended by Btrayfors, as he notes, and whose opinion I respect.
Another thing that might help is getting hydrocaps
or water misers
. While they serve the same function, they're not quite the same thing. The hydrocaps will actively help prevent electrolyte boil off... the water caps will passively reduce it.
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a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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