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Winter Battery Storage

Discussion of batteries, chargers, wiring, generators, distribution panels, battery switches, etc.
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Re: Winter Battery Storage

Postby Ramsport47 » March 9th, 2016, 6:40 am

John wrote:Source of the post Just bought my first Carver.......can anyone tell me what group battery I should have? 1991 Carver 28 aft cabin.

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Carver typically installs 31 series deep cycle batteries in their boats.
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Re: Winter Battery Storage

Postby Viper » March 9th, 2016, 10:09 pm

Coincidentally, this thread popped up again after I had just finished checking my batteries as I’m getting ready for an early launch. Referring back to the original question and as a follow up to my two cents about leaving batteries on board, I wanted to pass on that I just plugged in the boat the other day and turned on the charger to check the state of charge on the batteries. The charger did its initial check of each bank then immediately went into float mode which indicates that the batteries remained fully charged over the winter.

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