From: STEVEN PITUCH (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I needed the same info a few months ago. I bought a deep cycle battery from
Sears. They could not give me any information on caring for it. I found
out the batteries are made by Exide.
The Web page has many answers. http://184.108.40.206/power/default.htm
Their E-Mail is: email@example.com
I e-mailed them 3 pages of questions and their reply was very detailed.
Full charge open circuit voltage is 12.72 Volts. But this is only after a
brief discharge, or waiting a day for the surface charge to disipate. Need
approximately 13.8 Volts from charger to recharge, but 14.8 Volts from a
total discharged state. Battery will start to gas at about 13.75 Volts.
This is normal. Use a hydrometer to determine charge. sg = 1.265-1.285.
For low amp draws, do not let the battery go below 10.5 Volts. Batteries
below 12.50 Volts in storage should be recharged. Float charge is
Please confirm these numbers with Exide again yourself just to be sure, but
they have worked for me.
Steve Pituch, N2MNN
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