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Old 11-11-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
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I bought The Noco Genius G3500 because of it's 6 volt capability. after receiving it, I noticed it's only rated for batteries up to 110 amp hours. What will happen if I use it on a 225 amp hour battery?
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Old 11-11-2017, 05:49 PM   #2
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I’d get ahold of the manufacturer and see what they say about it
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Are you going to charge your batteries separately at 6v? If so then 110A is enough.
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:14 PM   #4
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You can contact the manufacturer to be sure, but it should be fine. Worst case it will just take a really long time to recharge the battery (days instead of hours).
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Are you going to charge your batteries separately at 6v? If so then 110A is enough.
No, if the charger is rated for 6-volt batteries up to 110 amp-hour capacity, Noco is saying that it is not adequate for a battery (such as the optional 6-volt Interstates from Escape) with a capacity of 225 amp-hours. Of course, it may work acceptably anyway...

Combining two batteries in series adds their voltages, and not their capacities. For the combination of two 6-volt batteries to be one 225 amp-hour and 12 volt battery bank, each of the 6-volt batteries must have a capacity of 225 amp-hours (which is what Escape offers).
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I bought The Noco Genius G3500 because of it's 6 volt capability...
Tom & Sharon chose the same charger, for the same batteries, discussed in 'Trickle' charging two 6V batteries
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