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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed the same brand in my present boat, but it was the 50 or 60 amp model. It has two presets for the flooded setting, I found that the resting float voltage ran a fair amount higher than the specification ( my memory was about 15.1 volts).
I used the "custom" setting ability to adjust the bulk and float settings. There was difference between digital display in the setting menu, and the actual output ( seems it was about .3 or .4 volts difference ).
Just check the output voltage that the presets are actually delivering.
Otherwise, it is a nice unit.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A float voltage of 15.1 would damage batteries in short order--sounds almost more like an equalization voltage.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that in the water heater cabinet? The whole project did take way more time than anticipated when I installed mine. I also reworked the batteries, ACR and switch cabling at the same time. Lots of time laying on the deck but well worthit
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up.

My output voltage shown on the charger is the same as what is shown on my Balmer smart battery meter. The ProNautic has a 5 year guarantee. I think that I would arrange to have the unit repaired if it did not work correctly. Of course if itís out of warranty....... you have a good work around.

All charged up...Tom

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alain
Yes...itís in the water heater cabinet. Did you put yours somewhere else? I did not put in an ARC.....yet. Need to save a few projects for the future.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, its in the same cabinet but I turned the water heater sideways and to the back to gain a little bit more of storage room.
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