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Re: ESP charge rate problem

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:57 am
by rtcarey
Yes, I do. I have the ESP "Installation and Operating Manual" dated 1992.

Bob

Re: ESP charge rate problem

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:37 pm
by rtcarey
Yes, I do. I have the ESP Installation and Operating Manual written in 1992.

Bob

Re: ESP charge rate problem

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:38 pm
by Coulomb
The manual should explain how and why to set FULLV and FULLA.

You can also download the manual for the EMON II. It may go into more detail.

Re: ESP charge rate problem

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:16 pm
by rtcarey
Hello Coulomb,

My manual says nothing about how to set Full V and Full A. You're information about the 5 to 7% rule for setting Full A, for example, is nowhere in the manual. I have set the Peukert exponent and charging parameters, eg, the Float voltage by a Lifeline owner's manual, but nowhere in there can I find information to guide these Full A/Full V settings on the ESP. Unfortunately, in the Lifeline manual, they state that a battery is "fully charged when current drops below 0.5% of the battery's rated capacity", which doesn't help with the settings.

I'll download the other manual as you suggest. Also, is there an updated unit that I can buy from Ample Power that will be an easy fit with all the other, unfortunately dated, Ample Power products in my boat at present. I noticed your warning to folks not to turn off their ESPs because of an irreplacable battery at the end of its life in the memory chip. I don't want to end up in this position in El Salvador.

Thanks,

Bob