Lifeline Battery Settings

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Lifeline Battery Settings

Postby paxnobis on Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:50 am

Lifeline battery settings please.

The technical manual provided with lifeline has the following:

At 77 degrees F.

Bulk rate: 14.52 volts
Absorption: 14.4 volts
Float: 13.26 volts

I currently have the dip switches set for the Trojan (??) Gels and it seems that the voltages are quite a bit lower than what Lifeline recommends.

Also seem to be having a problem intiating the equalization mode. Jumper is in place and dip switches at Trojan Gels. I put 12 vots to the equalization pin for 3 seconds and I get the 6 second on off signal at the board but the voltage measured never comes up beyond 12.8 volts. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Re: Lifeline Battery Settings

Postby Coulomb on Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:16 pm

Use the Lifeline AGM setting.

What current are you using for equalization?
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Re: Lifeline Battery Settings

Postby paxnobis on Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:37 pm

Hi,

My owners brochure has no "Lifeline" Settings for the DIP switch........I purchased the V-3 in January of 2010. I will visit the Ample Power website for tech/ owner brochure.

Regarding the equalization, I was using 15 amps.

Thanks
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Re: Lifeline Battery Settings

Postby Coulomb on Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:24 pm

Sorry for the confusion. Lifeline is a 'brand' made by Concord Battery Company.
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Re: Lifeline Battery Settings

Postby paxnobis on Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:38 am

There is no "Concorde" Settings in my owners manual........>???

Please let me know what DIP switch settings I should use.......

Thanks
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Re: Lifeline Battery Settings

Postby Coulomb on Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:14 am

The manual for the SAR V3 at http://www.amplepower.com/manuals/sarv3/index.html shows Concorde AGM as the 4th selection.

What manual are you using?
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Re: Lifeline Battery Settings

Postby petedd on Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:51 pm

It's 2017 now and the manual at that link just says "AGM" for the 4th DIP switch setting. In this posting ( http://www.amplepower.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=618&p=2437&hilit=Lifeline+battery#p2437 ) you recommend using the A"mple Power Gel" setting based on the Lifeline specified bulk and float voltages. Coulomb could you provide a table of the (industry standard) 77 deg F, 25 deg C bulk, absorb and float voltages that correspond to each of the battery type settings on the V3? Such a table would be very helpful. Thanks!
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