Trace Batteries

hemmjohemmjo Solar Expert Posts: 90 ✭✭
We picked up 4 Trace T-235 Platinum Batteries and 4 Solar World Panels the other day in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Either I was not able to get them to understand what I wanted in regard to the charging specifications or they did not know. "Just hook them up, good batteries, they will work fine"

I can not find details for them online, does anyone have any details on in regard to charging values for these?

Thanks,

John
Two systems in the Dominican Republic  http://villagemountainmission.org/
installed Feb 2014 at 19.796189° -70.893594°, Classic 150 + WBJR, KISAE SW1210, MN Battery Monitor, IOTA DLS 55/IQ4,  4- Solar World 275w, 4-6v x 225ah Trace Batteries
installed Feb 2015 at 19.795733° -70.893372°, same components  as above
Honda PowerMate PC0497000, 7000/8750w generator - powers the well and chargers maybe once a week






Comments

  • Alaska ManAlaska Man Solar Expert Posts: 252 ✭✭
    Doesn't Trace have Website.?
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,005 admin
    It appears to be a company out of the Dominican Republic (or nearby)...
    Trace International es la Compañía Líder en ventas y servicios de Inversores y Baterías “Trace” en República Dominicana, con una estructura a nivel Nacional conformada por diez sucursales en todo el Pais. Trace International is the leader in sales and services Inverters & Batteries "Trace" in the Dominican Republic, with a national framework consists of ten branches across the Country. www.traceinternational.com

    Website(s) do not go anywhere useful at the moment.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • hemmjohemmjo Solar Expert Posts: 90 ✭✭
    Still working on this project. I discovered some information on page 60 of the Classic owners manual. Titled "Battery voltage and time settings", it contains charging voltages and times for the various charge stages for a variety of battery types.

    The matrix shows AGM, sealed 1 & 2, Gel, Flooded 1, 2, & 3 and other. The values shown are Absorb, Float, & Equalize voltage, Absorb min/max time, EQ time & EQ interval in days. For flooded the values are;
    1-14.6, 13.5, 15.3, 30/120, 28
    2-14.7, 13.5, 15.4, 30/120, 28
    3-15.5, 13.4, 16.0, 30/180, 14

    Does this show me that there are basically 3 types of flooded batteries? I was able to get someone to take the page to Trace in Santiago. They said to use the values for flooded 2 so I am starting with that.

    The values listed in this matrix for Flooded 3 are close to those on the Interstate instructions for the GC2 batteries we have on another installation, but not exact.

    John
    Two systems in the Dominican Republic  http://villagemountainmission.org/
    installed Feb 2014 at 19.796189° -70.893594°, Classic 150 + WBJR, KISAE SW1210, MN Battery Monitor, IOTA DLS 55/IQ4,  4- Solar World 275w, 4-6v x 225ah Trace Batteries
    installed Feb 2015 at 19.795733° -70.893372°, same components  as above
    Honda PowerMate PC0497000, 7000/8750w generator - powers the well and chargers maybe once a week






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