Originally Posted by hughharden
... took my dual six volt batteries out and jumpered them together to make 12V, then hooked up my "intelligent" battery charger.
It started at 12.4V and charging at about 6 amps, after 24 hours it is down to 1.5 amps and is up to 14.7 V. But battery condition says 90%. Should I call it quits there or keep going? Can I hurt the batteries if I keep it on too long? It is supposed to have a "conditioning" mode but don't know what that means.
I don't know what you're using to determine the battery condition, but the display of some chargers (such as the GoPower solar charge controller used by Escape) doesn't really show the state of charge. In the GoPower case (as explained in the manual), it start to show 90%
when a certain voltage level is reached, and continues to display a fixed value of 90% for state of charge even though the battery continues to charge
, until the Boost or Equalization cycle is complete (based on time).