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Old 05-27-2015, 12:50 AM   #21
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The charger should have its own fuse. I don't think it's needed at the battery, but I could be wrong.
If you are just going to have one fuse, I'm pretty sure placing it at the battery is better. It's the more unconstrained source of juice and will very quickly light up the wire to the charger if it develops a short.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:22 AM   #22
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I know it is different, but I fused the + line from my solar just before it connects to the battery. Don`t know much about electrics but it made sense, may have read it on a (?is it) Don Casey article.
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:32 AM   #23
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Batteries are not like bank accounts.

Have a dollar taken out and 4 quarters will get you back where you started.

Most batterys will need to be provided with 120% to 150% of the amount taken out , to get back to 100% charged.

The othrt physical limit is the last 10-15% is pyt back in very slowly.

Few cruisers get to 100% with out a day dockside. Or non electric reefers.

Cycling between 85% and 50% is common and requires larger batt so 35% of capacity can run what is need .
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:41 AM   #24
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Batteries are not like bank accounts.

Have a dollar taken out and 4 quarters will get you back where you started.

Most batterys will need to be provided with 120% to 150% of the amount taken out , to get back to 100% charged.

I don't know. That sounds just like most bank accounts I know
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