220Re: [force_ev] Pb-acid Battery Charging
- Apr 2, 2001I 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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