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Old 12-08-2017, 04:42 PM   #1
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Check Battery Water Often With Solar Panels

My previous trailer w/out solar never seemed to need water in batteries. My current trailer with 160 watt roof mounted solar needed water in battery after just a few months. A lot of water. I assume its bec. batteries are constantly working even though trailer has been in storage most of time and not in use. So just a heads up to check batteries often if you have solar even if in storage. It may be time for us to just disconnect batteries while in storage.
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I check the battery water level on the first day of each month. As my batteries aged (now 5+ years old, and still going strong), I noticed that they require more water than when new or they were younger.... wait so do I. When I equalize them they always need a little refreshing drink.

I have an alert in my smart phone calendar on the 1st of each month....

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My previous trailer w/out solar never seemed to need water in batteries. My current trailer with 160 watt roof mounted solar needed water in battery after just a few months. A lot of water. I assume its bec. batteries are constantly working even though trailer has been in storage most of time and not in use. So just a heads up to check batteries often if you have solar even if in storage. It may be time for us to just disconnect batteries while in storage.
Interesting we have a 275 watt 60 cell panel and a 30 amp MPPT controller.In Phoenix check water once a year. Wonder if your controller is not working properly?Maybe over charging,batteries shot?Lots of good Solar info on this forum. Let us know what you find out! Thanks
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