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Old 09-07-2011, 11:24 AM   #1
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Deka and Dual Battery set-up

Finally, a real question, and not more trolly bs...

I'm planning, a dual battery set-up for my Taco, mainly to run some lights, small appliance,electronics or the odd power tool.
I know very little about this, so I'm reading what I can.
The Chief Techninian at our base gave me a used Deka Dominator sealed gel beep cycle battery, showing 12.9V, but only 54% charge max (even charging doesn't increase this).
Does anone know if this battery will do for my purposes (cheaper than a new one!), if the charge level will matter, or any tips on these batteries?
I'd appreciate any links to helpful threads, too, (Yes, I'm already using the Search function...)
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #3
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So what did you end up doing? I'm looking at the same questions myself...
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How are you charging it? It may sound weird but alot gel cells need to be charged in a series or parallel cant remember which to receive of full charge. Ive had a few like that and we always charged two together.
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Please see Section 9 in the Car and Deep Cycle Battery FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org for more information on charging and Section 7.1.8 on dual battery setups.
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