Won't stay on float charge

For Next Step Regulators including Lifeline units. Use the NS2 forum for NS2 issues.

Won't stay on float charge

Postby Jsum on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:20 am

My Next Step regulator seems to be doing what it's supposed to do for the first two hours or so. My voltmeter shows 13.8 volts for an hour or so, then goes to about 13 volts for another hour. Then it drops to about 12.5 and starts discharging the battery bank. If I shut off the engine and restart, it repeats the cycle, which seems to be the only way to keep my house bank charged. I don't seem to be able to find anything in the other posts that addresses this. How do I tell the regulator to stay on float? Shouldn't the float charge either stay on, and if not, then shouldn't it turn back on?

Thanks for any help on this
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:05 pm

Re: Won't stay on float charge

Postby Coulomb on Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:38 am

What does the error LED show?
Site Admin
Posts: 1174
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:11 pm

Return to Next Step Regulators

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest