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FAQ,s - Battery problems and common power calculators

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BATTERY PROBLEMS:


Batteries going dead:
viewtopic.php?t=950

House battery dies quickly:
viewtopic.php?t=1833

House batteries keep going dead:
viewtopic.php?t=2080

Something is pulling down the house battery:
viewtopic.php?t=287

Starting battery voltage drops at start (starting batteries are shot in 6 months):
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2410

Battery dies quickly (Voltage and % table):
viewtopic.php?t=1245

Charging problems:
viewtopic.php?t=1275

No apparent charge to house battery while driving:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2293

Battery voltage jumps up and down (clicking noise):
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2079

Battery disconnect switch problems with solar (clicking sounds)
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2478

Sure Power separator over heating:
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content ... fo_NA.html

Sure Power battery separator:
http://www.texasindustrialelectric.com/ ... 200_BP.pdf

Blue Sea separators:
http://www.waytekwire.com/datasheet/780 ... ctions.pdf

Blue Sea 7622 separator:
https://www.bluesea.com/products/7622/M ... 2V_DC_500A
SMB switching from SurePower to Blue Sea







Other related DC issues:

Tripp Lite inverter/charger dip switch settings:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6444

How long a house battery will last:
viewtopic.php?t=2074

How will fluorescent lights affect my house battery system?
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2248

1 or 2 batteries and what size:
viewtopic.php?t=1761

Running a twin battery system (worth it?):
viewtopic.php?t=1301

How many amp hours are needed (how many house batteries):
viewtopic.php?t=2107

How many batteries needed for a new order and solar questions:
viewtopic.php?t=1600

Using multiple types of batteries and charging:
viewtopic.php?t=1737

Adding a house battery:
viewtopic.php?t=1831

Alternative to stock batteries:
viewtopic.php?t=1956

Replacing OME starting batteries with Optima batteries:
viewtopic.php?t=2162

Thermoil batteries:
viewtopic.php?t=1756

Access to house battery on a 2001 EB-51
viewtopic.php?t=1755

Mounting batteries inside the cab:
viewtopic.php?t=1628

Inside mounted house batteries and inverters:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2400

Starting batteries (how are they connected?)
viewtopic.php?t=1917

Access to house battery terminals:
viewtopic.php?t=2085

Question on storing an SMB:
viewtopic.php?t=983

Equalizing a battery:
viewtopic.php?t=1898

No access to shore power:
viewtopic.php?t=2086

Charging a portable battery:
viewtopic.php?t=1517

12V plugs work off what battery:
viewtopic.php?t=1535

Charging methods:
viewtopic.php?t=1511

NiMH batteries:
viewtopic.php?t=1441

Mounting a house battery:
viewtopic.php?t=1332

Will a battery tender or trickle charger affect the house battery system?
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2286

Specific charging systems:
viewtopic.php?t=881

Information on a “Charge Wizard”:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2334

Xantrex charger/inverter problems:
viewtopic.php?t=735

Monitoring with a volt meter:
viewtopic.php?t=693

Voltage shutoff device link:
viewtopic.php?t=499

How to test a battery:
viewtopic.php?t=1180

Dropping the starting batteries on a 6.0 PSD:
viewtopic.php?t=231

6 Volt batteries:
Switching to a 6 volt system and why:
viewtopic.php?t=1548

6V verses 12V, mounting brackets and maintenance issues:
viewtopic.php?t=1625


Electrical Links:

Inverter Basics

Link to Northern Arizona Wind and Sun and AGM info

Understanding and Maintaining Your RV's 12v System

Link to proper battery box Hydrogen venting

DC usage Calculator

RV solar panel calculator

Wire loss/distance calculator

Battery Calculators, Generation Calculators, Solar Radiation Maps, Wire Calculators and other tools.

Battery group size chart and common battery dimensions

AWG wire size and amp limits chart

Blue Sea wire calculator

Battery tutorial

Basic RV electrical
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