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Old 03-11-2020, 05:34 PM   #1
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Solar panel charging question

So I searched the forms trying to find an answer to my question, no luck. I hope this question hasnít already been answered a 100 times.
Iím usually on shore power but when Iím on solar only like I am this trip I noticed my batteries per the Go Power panel show only a 90% charge on the batteries, on shore power it always shows them at 100%. I know the solar panel is working because in the morning the charge is between 70 and 78%. The only draw I have on the batteries is the frig on propane ( I believe it still draws a bit on the batteries ) I have an inverter which I use maybe in the morning but I turn it off the rest of the day. Is 90% on solar normal or is it not charging my batteries completely?
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:40 PM   #2
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The 90% is normal for the GoPower controller & display. The manual states it will only show 100% after an equalization or a day or two of hookups.
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:45 PM   #3
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Thank you! Iíll stop fretting about it now.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:05 PM   #4
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Make sure you check the battery fluid levels 2-3 times a year and replenish with distilled water if needed.
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:09 PM   #5
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I checked before I left first of Jan but good point I’ll look tomorrow to make sure
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The 90% is normal for the GoPower controller & display. The manual states it will only show 100% after an equalization or a day or two of hookups.
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Ok now I have to pull the manual out again,I don’t remember seeing that page
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