Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Strange Battery charging…
There is , or at least there was a large battery supplier in St. Thomas near the sub base. I bought batteries there about 15 years ago and they had a large inventory . I can't remember the name , ask around.
From: 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Thu, Dec 1, 2016 5:03 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Strange Battery charging…
I think I told you to check out DC Battery in Miami because they had an efficient method of delivering all over the Caribbean and you could not find GRP 31 batteries in PR.
However, you are now in Tortola. I would research what is available in Tortola ans St Thomas.
There is probably no doubt that you are beyond the replacement date of your batteries and your charger is cooking the batteries. Your charger is reading the internal shorts and resistance in those batteries and interpreting it as the batteries need more amps and the charger is delivering them.
Since you are connected to shore power, all you need is two good 12VDC batteries connected in series = 24VVDC. And you do not need a starting battery. Use a digital tester to find 2 good batteries out of the 9 you have then connect them in series to the house bank. Use your smallest charger and ASAP find NEW batteries.
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On Dec 1, 2016 5:27 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: