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Author Topic: battery choice for house?  (Read 3202 times)
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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2007, 09:40:40 PM »

John Z, if you really want to get some satisfaction out of your house batteries, be sure to buy and install a DC power meter.

They aren't cheap, but they take the guesswork out of your setup; you can tell when you've discharged the batteries to a given level or if one of them is going bad. There's no substitute!

Good luck with your house system.

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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2007, 08:03:46 PM »

This has nothing to do with batteries --- I couldn't help but notice John Z's bus serial number (PD-4104 1439).  Mine is PD-4104 1438, so our buses probably came out of the plant on the same day.  Small world. 

As for batteries, I'm using eight 6-volt AGMs by C&D Technologies.  Their web site is interesting -- www.cdtechno.com -- these batteries are normally used for standby power systems.  So far, so good.

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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2007, 08:43:27 PM »

For the time being while i look around for a DC power meter or a good deal on an inverter, i took the low buck approach and wired in a digital voltage meter to read either the bus start batteries, or my coach/house batteries.

To how low of a voltage can the batteries be taken before they should be recharged? It seems i read that you should not take them any lower than 12.00 volts, but i am not sure. What do you guys recommend?

Kirby, i think i have seen your web site, on your repower etc. It was impressive!
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2007, 04:43:44 AM »

There is a nice chart in the Phred's Poop Sheets link . . .

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