Battery problems

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by chrisroberts37, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. BertKu
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    BertKu Senior Member

    We could help you if you supply us with more information on the batteries used. a) what is the Amperehour rating and make/type of your house battery b) the make/ type and Ampere hour of your 2nd battery and also what type and ampere hour do you have in mind for the 3rd battery.

    I haven't had a chance to check whether I still have 3 x MBR10100, 10 Ampere 100 Volt Shottky diodes. Should you not come right, I could consider to post them to you , if you can supply me with a poste restante address, where to I could send them, without you having your identity exposed. Just give me a Private mail. Any additional information would be welcome, like your charger, solar panel, any other electrical information you could supply, we can then come up with a circuit diagram for you and what would be the best.

    Bert
     
  2. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    No it isn't.
    When the voltage rises to current gradually drops. There is no field current because a permanent magnet is used, so there is no mechanism to regulate the output current. Around 13.5V there is almost no charge current left.
     

  3. BertKu
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    BertKu Senior Member

    That sort the OP's problem out for staying below the gassing voltage of 13.8 Volt.

    OP, I have some 15 x MBR10100 and can miss 3. I still think you should go the CDK route with Shottky diodes. Simple, effective and the only draw back is if one battery has a bad cell. That battery is consuming all the energy. But that is a chance of one in the million. Everybody normally checks at regular intervals the voltage of their batteries. So should you. Bert
     
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