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[aprssig] battery charging

The Earnhardts ale1 at ftc-i.net
Wed Jul 13 03:24:12 UTC 2005


It depends on what type of batteries are you running... normal (car 
batteries), deep cycle (marine, trolling motor), or AGM (Absorbed Glass 
Mat)... a very robust form of sealed lead-acid battery. See:

http://www.batteryuniversity.com/

also:

http://www.windsun.com/Batteries/Battery_FAQ.htm

At 12:35 PM 7/12/2005, Wes Johnston wrote:
>This is loosely related to APRS b/c I'm floating batteries at our
>repeater site which is MIC-e capable.  We have a charger that has three
>settings... normal, deep cycle and AGM.  What is the difference between
>normal and deep cycle as far as float voltage goes?  The problem is that
>the charger sometimes resets itself and it comes up with the default
>setting of normal.  Is the charger switching to "normal" going to harm
>the batteries?  It is a schumacher wm-1200a.
>
>Wes
>
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