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Author Topic: xantrex freedom 25 inverter 24v  (Read 2015 times)
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« on: January 19, 2012, 09:18:23 PM »

98 prevost this inverter is powered by 2 6d batteries in parallel???  First question should they be in series??? I am told not to use crank batteries?Huh So i will change to 2 6v golf cart batteries @ 220 amp hours... should i  use 12v or 4 batteries @ 24v... also i use shore power most of the time and the 20 genset fhe other half.... the gen charges the the inverter batteries.... this was the sourse of the rotten egg smell?Huh
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 09:27:17 PM »

If, as you say, your inverter is 24v the batteries should be in series.  If you want to go to 6v batteries, you will need 4 in series to give you 24v.  Series adds the voltage together.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 09:37:23 PM »

Trying to understand what problems and why it was wired this way???
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 01:35:03 AM »

Look and see if all the positives are wired together or (B) negatives are hooked to the positive post. That should help explain things.. It's most likely hooked up in series which is B
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2012, 06:55:17 AM »

Look and see if all the positives are wired together or (B) negatives are hooked to the positive post. That should help explain things.. It's most likely hooked up in series which is B
   I am sure the neg to neg and pos to pos...  6d battery with 1400cca... wondering if it over charge because it is charging 24v Huh
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2012, 07:08:38 AM »

You could post a picture, but as mentioned in the above posts, your voltage has to match, and it sounds like you got 12v of  batt and 24v device.
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2012, 07:21:12 AM »

Is that ok or what problems will it cause???
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 07:33:21 AM »

Is that ok or what problems will it cause???

If you have 24 volts charging a 12 volt battery then it will boil your batteries dry which could explain your rotten egg smell.  If you do it long enough it will eventually kill your 24 volt charger too although it likely has some overcharge protection built into it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 07:37:46 AM »

The 2-6D batteries I don't know about that one

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 09:06:22 AM »

Although 6d's do exist, I have never seen one.  He could find out if they are 4d ,6d, or 8d from the dimensions.
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2012, 01:52:10 PM »

The batteries say 6d 1400cca on them....  MY question is they are in 12v  not  24v and the inverter say its 24v... is this ok?Huh
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 01:57:21 PM »

Your batteries should match your inverter output.
They should be hooked in series if you have a 24V inverter.
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2012, 05:55:16 AM »

Busnut83, if you are still in Dallas TX, how about see if a busnut near you would come over with his multi-meter and give you a hand to sort this thing out?

None of us want to see a fire, or the smoke let out of a good inverter.

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2012, 06:39:44 PM »

Great but im in Houston now but travel to Dallas often... Anyone in Houston or Baytown area?Huh
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2012, 04:02:21 PM »

I am close enough to Houston to assist you. You can message me here, or PM, either.

Any time - that is what I love to do; help people.

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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 04:31:05 PM »

ditto that...
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012, 05:06:03 PM »

He could have 2- 24 volt Concorde or other brand batteries some aircraft use a single 24v battery but they are starting batteries and he indicates 1400 CCA I never saw a deep cycle in the 5D or 6D size before,and 1200 CCA is the highest I ever saw in 24v,some forklifts have 2 to 4- 24v batteries also but they are something like 400 amps each
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