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Posted by 'Captain' Kirk DeHaan on November 21, 2004, 4:36 pm
I was trying to run an equalization charge on my batteries yesterday.
I set the gen to EQ and then back to AUTO as the manual dictates.  My
batteries had already run through a bulk charge and when trying to run
the equalization charge I saw no current from the charger.  The manual
states that the equalization process will run through a bulk charge
and then start the equalization charge.  Does this mean that the
system will run through the bulk charge timer first and then go on to
the equalization timer and charge rate?


"Moe, Larry, the cheese!", Curly

Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on November 21, 2004, 5:17 pm
On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 08:36:13 -0800, 'Captain' Kirk DeHaan

Either your post is not clear to me or your manual is different than mine.

1.  In order to equalize, you must leave the GEN in the EQ position.  After
equalization is complete, the GEN will return by itself to the AUTO

2.  If you are doing a manual equalization, you must either have power at
the AC1 terminals, or manually start (and turn off) the generator.
(Otherwise EQualization will occur at the next automatic generator

3.  The Bulk LED should be flashing to indicate equalization.

4.  If you did all of the above, and I misinterpreted your post, if you
describe your system settings more completely, I should be able to help.
It is possible that one or more settings having to do with equalization are
not set properly.  Another possible problem is that the internal timer may
be screwed up.


Posted by 'Captain' Kirk DeHaan on November 21, 2004, 5:48 pm
 On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 12:17:39 -0500, Ron Rosenfeld

Well,  I re-read the manual and it follows what you stated.  I just
started the process by leaving the gen on EQ.  Gen started and is
charging as I speak.  *I* misinterpreted the manual.



"Moe, Larry, the cheese!", Curly

Posted by Ron Rosenfeld on November 22, 2004, 3:12 am
 On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 09:48:55 -0800, 'Captain' Kirk DeHaan

You're welcome.  Glad you got it figured out.



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