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bentgypsy
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 11:14:49 am »

Re my ordered 2350:  I'm planning use the two Lifeline AGM 6V batteries wired in parallel in my present RV.  Will the battery charger still see them as one battery and will I need to buy a charger specifically for 6V batteries?

I assume the Converter will still function as a 3-stage battery charger (?)

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« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2013, 11:41:32 am »

Steve

There are a lot of different aspects to what you want to do.  I would suggest you contact the factory at 574-266-2020 and discuss in detail all of your concerns.


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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2013, 07:58:33 pm »

What we did was order our 2350 without gen.  Then had another battery box mounted in its place.  Then with 300 watts of solar we dry camp for a week without running batteries below 12.4.  I consider we use a lot of watts cuz my ham radio's and TVs/DVD's take a lot.

Just another food for thought? 
BTW coffee is ether perked on stove or via coffee maker just depending on battery condition which is Dependant on old Sol.

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2013, 08:37:51 am »

You treat 2 6v batteries wired in series the same as a 12v battery. A 12v battery has 6 cells wired in series a 6v battery has 3 cells, so two 6v batteries wired in series have 6 cells just like a 12v.

You may ask why PC uses 6 v batteries. The batteries they use are more expensive and designed for many charge-discharge cycles. They will last longer and work better than the old 12v batteries they used a few years ago.

The truth about charging batteries is the converter charger does not put out enough voltage to fully charge your batteries. That's why a solar panel with a charge controller will get the batteries up to 100% charge.
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