Catalina 34

General Activities => Main Message Board => Topic started by: RV61 on August 01, 2011, 10:38:55 AM

Title: Understanding Batteries
Post by: RV61 on August 01, 2011, 10:38:55 AM
To All,
In addition to the info found on here at the C-34 site I found that the following site was very helpfull to undersanding the different battery types, how they work and most important how to monitor, diagnose and maintain healthy batteries . My choice  is still the good old flooded wet cells . Found the Battery guide PDF was very helpful.
www.discover-energy.com/downloads  (http://www.discover-energy.com/downloads)   Not sure if site will be a direct link. If not would like to learn how to add links to site messages
Title: Re: Understanding Batteries
Post by: Ken Juul on August 01, 2011, 10:53:55 AM
Rick,
To insert a link to a different site, use the "insert hyperlink" button, second row with blue globe.  Paste the address between the   (http://) brackets.
Title: Re: Understanding Batteries
Post by: Stu Jackson on August 01, 2011, 11:35:13 AM
1.  Put the url link into your message
2.  Post the message
3.  If it doesn't automatically make it a hyperlink, go to edit ("Modify") your message, and then highlight the url
4.  Then use the insert hyperlink button, it'll put the [ and ] for you

You could also do 3 and 4 before you post the message, but you can always go back and fix it if it doesn't work the first time.
Title: Re: Understanding Batteries
Post by: RV61 on August 01, 2011, 11:56:46 AM
Stu and Ken,

Thanks for the How to Link. I fixed the original post and it works just like cleaning and checking those ground connections works wonders.
Title: Re: Understanding Batteries
Post by: Ralph Masters on August 02, 2011, 10:02:01 AM
Great info.  I did a hydrometer check yesterday, all cells on both batteries showed over 1300.  I think I need a different hydrometer.  Voltage was 12.8 and 13.1.  Maybe I should have waited a little longer after charging.  Not sure.  I'll do some investigation and see what I find on the net on the subject.  Any ideas??

Ralph
Title: Re: Understanding Batteries
Post by: Ron Hill on August 02, 2011, 05:47:10 PM
Rick : One of the items that lead me to my type battery was the length of the warrentee. 
You might want to examine that factor!!    A thought
Title: Re: Understanding Batteries
Post by: scotty on August 02, 2011, 08:19:23 PM
Thank you for the information Rick.  Could you also post the link on the thread that Stu has going titled "electricity 101"?  It would be very appropriate there, and would be accessable for a long time since that thread is linked to the wiki.  For a lot of us, this information is a lot to digest, and is taking a while.  It is, however, very much appriciated.
Title: Re: Understanding Batteries
Post by: Stu Jackson on August 03, 2011, 08:51:20 AM
Could you also post the link on the thread that Stu has going titled "electricity 101"?  It would be very appropriate there, and would be accessable for a long time since that thread is linked to the wiki.  For a lot of us, this information is a lot to digest, and is taking a while.  It is, however, very much appriciated.

Done