Do the rules of thumb apply?
Do the rules of thumb for charge currents apply to AGM batteries? Generally I see that it should be 5-13% of battery AH. Since it is not generally recommended to equalize an AGM, is that current figure still required? I am adding battery capacity and don't know if or how much more panel I will need. From the "this is a hobby" standpoint I use very little power each day. The addition is more for the times it will be for emergencies. I would like to double my bank to 440ah. As long as it goes through bulk/absorb and hits float every day, am I ok regardless of the charge ah to battery ah ratio?
4-Risen 320 watt in series/parallel, 8-215ah 6 volt GC2 batteries in series, Exeltech 1100 watt/48 volt inverter, Tristar 45 MPPT controller.
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