Leisure Battery recharging

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  1. chris70

    chris70 Member
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    i have a 12V 115 ah Leisure Battery hooked up to shurflo pump and spring digital flo meter can someone tell me at what voltage i should be recharging it please curantly shows 12.5 on flo control
     
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  2. Solarpanelcleanington

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    To preserve the life of your battery, charge it as frequently as possible. If it's doing little work (12.5v) then maybe think about trickle charging via a solar panel.
     
  3. Extremecleansussex

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    I have an electric van so I just plug the van and the battery in to charge every evening when I get home. I have an extension lead coiled up in the van by the door so just run it to the outside plug socket.


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  4. spruce

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    The correct time to take a voltage reading across the battery to determine its charge state after 4 hours of rest.

    If your battery is reading 12.5v after this time then the battery is about 75% charged. As Solarpanelcleanington says, you need to keep it charged up fully as often as possible for longevity.

    12.7v or above = fully charged
    12.5v = 75% charged
    12.4v = 50% charged
    12.2v = 25% charged
    12.0v or under = discharged
     
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  5. chris70

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    cheers for replys
     
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