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Old 07-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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Charging battery

Will it be ok to leave a 1 amp charger hooked continually to my two 6 volt batteries, which are hooked in series to give me 12 volts. Will there be a chance of over charging. Thanks, Stan

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Old 07-09-2014, 10:45 PM   #2
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What kind of charger are you using?

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Old 07-10-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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You should be fine - We trickle charge our batteries here all the time. Think our small charger is a 2AMP model. I also use a small 7W or so solar panel that lays on my dash on my TRUCK START Battery alot of times as well... It just plugs into a always HOT cigarette lighter socket. This is essentially doing the same thing as you have suggested...

You can always check your battery fluids on a regular basis to see if anything is happening. I will pop my battery caps every now and then to check the fluids levels... My fluid levels use to start bubbling over time when I was running my older single stage 30AMP charger that constantly put out a steady 13.6VDC. This all got resolved when I changed my on-board converter/charger unit to a smart mode PD9260C 60AMP system for my 255AH battery bank. When there is little activity this converter/charger drops to STORAGE mode which is 13.2VDC that does not excite my batteries. As soon as activity is detected this unit then jumps back up to NORMAL mode which is 13.6VDC.

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Old 07-10-2014, 07:42 AM   #4
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Stan 1 amp wont hurt your batteries.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:10 PM   #5
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The charger is one I bought to charge my motorcycle battery's. It is just a straight 1 amp continuous charge. Stan
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