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Cheap RV Living: How to monitor your batteries voltage

From the bloggers at Cheap RV Living.

Many of us have a house battery in our van or RV that we are charging either off our engines alternator or starting battery, or you have installed solar panels which are charging our  house battery. Hopefully you have a charge controller with a digital display that give you the volts of your battery or you have installed you own voltmeter  to monitor your batteries State of Charge.

Monitoring your State of Charge is critically important to the long term health of your battery bank, because they want to be as close to full as they can be all the time. Every time you draw power out of your battery it is being discharged somewhat and that is called cycling it. If you take your battery down to 50%, or half of it’s capacity, you want to bring the battery back up to 100% full as soon as possible, preferably the next day!  That’s considered one full deep cycle.

To read the full story by Cheap RV Living, click here.

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