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  1. #91
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    Thanks Tim, It is surely a thing of beauty!! Ran the car for a few minutes and then shut it down and connected the Charger to the Anderson Plug. Cranking Battery went to 14.9v and has stayed there for about an hour now, getting a good charge. Thanks for your help with this. I sort of thought it should charge this was as it has in the past when using a Solar panel. The car was run this morning so not sure why it didn't charge straight through before?? I have tried it a few times over the last few days with no good results either. anyway, appreciate your help,

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    The Traxide will not connect your batteries unless your starting battery is well charged - I forget the exact level but it is about 80% I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DunnToImpress View Post
    Thanks Tim, It is surely a thing of beauty!! Ran the car for a few minutes and then shut it down and connected the Charger to the Anderson Plug. Cranking Battery went to 14.9v and has stayed there for about an hour now, getting a good charge. Thanks for your help with this. I sort of thought it should charge this was as it has in the past when using a Solar panel. The car was run this morning so not sure why it didn't charge straight through before?? I have tried it a few times over the last few days with no good results either. anyway, appreciate your help,
    Sounds like your batteries may need a fair bit of maintenance charging.

    It is unusual for the USI-160 to shut down in such a short time, unless the batteries are in a low state of charge.

    Keep putting the solar on as often as possible, over the next week, and then see how long the USI-160 stays on.

  4. #94
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    Thanks Tim, yes thew car has been doing a fair bit of short run work and not getting nay good Highway time, also my battery charger has been out of action. The charger is now up and going so will get some quality charging back into the Cranking Battery again over the coming week or so. Thanks again for you help, talk more soon.

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    Keeps us informed on how your battery responds to some charging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    The Traxide will not connect your batteries unless your starting battery is well charged - I forget the exact level but it is about 80% I think.
    If itís an SC80 out at 12.0V,in at 13.2V.
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  7. #97
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    Just thought i would give a follow up message on my Batteries.
    I have been using the Aux Battery to charge my Electric Golf Buggy Battery, through an inverter to the 24v charger. I put the Buggy on charge when i finish golf, then have drinks and a sandwich at the club, the drive home is about 30 minutes. I then remove the charger and turn it back on when going to golf again. This gets the golf buggy fully charged but with the other short runs i have been doing the car and aux batteries havent been getting up to full charge. The Corona situation has also meant my drive to golf is about 20 minutes instead of 30-40!!!

    I now have the Car Batteries on charge, they charged for about 16 hours overnight on Sunday and then 6 hours each on Monday and Tuesday. I rest them overnight and the Tuesday morning cranking battery level was 12.64v showing 94%, the Wednesday morning battery level 12.68v showing 99%. I will try to keep charging for 6 hours or so each day during this week and see how they go next week. I am aiming to also reduce the short runs in the car as it doesn't seem do it any good.

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