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Re: Plan B Load tester?

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George Marsh

12-23-2012 06:50:16
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JohnT,

It sounds a lot like my BatteryMinder 12248 with the exception it can operate on a range of input voltages and frequencies, like those from an RV generator.

Sounds to me like all the chargers may try to slow down the aging process, but may not be the fountain of youth. When your battery's number is up, it's up.

I plan to use my batteryminder on the car and see what the dealer says about it's condition the next time I have an oil change, unless it dies in the mean time.

Is this the charger you are talking about?


George

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 Re: Plan B Load tester? in reply to George Marsh, 12-23-2012 06:50:16  
Mines a 40 amp!!!!!!!! Xantrex Truecharge2 40

John T



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George Marsh

12-23-2012 13:54:37
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 Re: Plan B Load tester? in reply to John T, 12-23-2012 07:55:46  
JohnT,
Most golf cart chargers charge at 20 amps.

Going to guess if you have four 6 volt batteries, there are 2 sets of series batteries and the series circuits are put in parallel, making 12 volts total. SOOOOOO your 40 amp charger is charging each battery with 20 amps, which is the normal rate for golf cart chargers, right?



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 Re: Plan B Load tester? in reply to John T, 12-23-2012 07:55:46  
Could roll your own:



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 Re: Plan B Load tester? in reply to JMOR, 12-23-2012 08:10:18  
It's too late Jessie, I've added the the computerized load tester to my bucket list. That's one tool I don't have. On a mission to find one.



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