220Re: [force_ev] Pb-acid Battery Charging
- Apr 2 3:26 PMI would try the standard power pulse units to get as much out of the
batteries as possible unless you have already knocked the lead off the
On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 14:52:08 -0500 "Tracy, Matt" <mtracy@...>
> I am replacing a dozen, 12v, 125 amp-hour lead-acid batteries after________________________________________________________________
> 500+ charging cycles, but less than two years after purchasing them.
> would appreciate any wisdom / experience with optimal recharging.
> With this set of batteries, I drove 15 miles to work (using around
> amp-hours), recharged, and 9 hours later drove 15 miles home, and
> I read that Pb-acid batteries should be kept charged, and not left
> in a
> discharged state, to prevent sulfating (or whatever the chemical
> process is called). This worked well, but would I be better off
> only once a day (in the evening, only 9-10 hours after initial
> vs. in the morning at work - on the company's meter - 14-15 hours
> initial discharge), and cutting the number of charging cycles in
> half, and
> not worrying about the batteries sitting partially discharged for
> hours each day? This would also push the depth-of-discharge twice
> as far,
> which I read also cuts down on the number of recharging cycles.
> FYI, I am using a Zivan NG-3 charger.
> Thanks for your help.
> Matt Tracy
> 1992 Solectria Force, 144v
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