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Re: Realistic expectations for my house batteries
Exactly what I was thinking of, thanks for answering.
Using the Honda to equalize/desulfate batteries was explicitly discussed and the consensus was ďainít gonna happen.Ē And they were saying 16.2VDC IIRC. So I have to buy a different charger, then put into a dock for a couple of days a month, and hope it has a 60hz/110VAC connection. Looking at it that way itís cheaper for me to replace my 4 GCs every 3-4 years. Instead of every 6-7 years. And not have all the anxiety in the meantime.
It strikes me that that one way to read the battery maintenance protocol, to never allow the batteries to fall below 50% SOC, is to prioritize life expectancy over use. Sure I may run the batteries down more, but isnít that what we have them for?
But once again, there are way to many variables, what works for one guy is dead wrong for another. Itís sailing not religion.
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