Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery questions
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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Since you do not know how old they are, Yes, replace all of them. If they were less than 2 years old, you might consider just replacing the failed ones. I strongly believe that you should replace them with lead or calcium Freedom style GP31 batteries...be careful of all of the dimensions, including the 2" rail under the lid, when buying new batteries. I viewed your uploaded file and I suggest that you've had some bad batteries for possibly months, and could have cooked your bank...luckily that did not happen.
The bad batteries could have internal shorts which will cause any charger, including the 175 amp Leece-Neville with an internal charging regulator, to overcharge and cook the batteries.
I do not have the same model of your Dolphin battery chargers, but have read that there is a very small screw selector switch that is sometimes hidden by a wire. Unfortunately the people who know this have not uploaded a photo, so that is all I can give you.
On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 8:34 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: