Optimal time for Equalization

softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 3,346 ✭✭✭✭
Last time I did it in well into Float with an external charger. Got a "vibe" that my timing was off.

Isn't it best to Equalize some time in Absorb? Photowit does this procedure every month - hope he is around.
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  • jonrjonr Solar Expert Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭✭
    IMO, when to equalize is best determined by measuring how unequal it is.

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  • VicVic Solar Expert Posts: 3,017 ✭✭✭✭
    Would suggest EQing FLA batteries  at the very end of Absorb,  or just after Float begins,   as recommended by a number of FLA manufacturers.
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