Charging batteries

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Charging batteries

Postby mrfitzgerald » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:13 am

Hi All first post and a battery 'novice' so please be gentle.

My wife runs a catering van which is powered by a bank of 4 No. batteries (poor sketch attached).

We normally charge via. an inverter charger but the battery voltage levels have dropped so we are going to have to try and charge via. a charger.

I don’t really want to have to remove all the batteries and charge them individually therefore does anyone know of a suitable charger that could safely charge 4 batteries in series (24 V x 210 Ah)?

Thanks in advance of any help on this matter.


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Re: Charging batteries

Postby timpootle » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:39 am

Hello Mark, and welcome

Is this your battery? Yuasa DCB605-6 ET ... 4505-p.asp

I think any 24v lead-acid charger will do what you are asking, but I'm a bit confused at to why your 'inverter charger' has allowed the voltage to drop, and why it won't bring the voltage up again. Are the batteries equally discharged, or are they unbalanced? Less of a problem with lead than with lithium, but I guess the good batteries will be happily gassing away waiting for the slow ones to catch up.
Tim Crumpton

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