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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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We have been using our xantrex charger inverter years.

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we have been using our xantrex charger inverter for several years. suddenly it seems stuck on charging at 4 amps even tho the batteries are down to 13. just checked the fluid and it was down a little on all batteries but topped up now. still only at 4amps
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry...notcharger inverter...is xantrex truecharge...20 amp multistage charger will only charge at 4 amp
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

What does voltmeter show on each battery? Typical charger will only charge what battery will accept. One bad battery or cable in the battery pack will cause charger to do this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
will let you know later today if this solvesthe mystery
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have removed bad battery and it 6v partner. reading 12.6 accross the bank,each of 4 x6v reading 6.3...which still seems low. charger is on bulk charge but still only charging at 4 amp
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
have put more of a load on system and will monitor
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, so two batteries showed bad? All batteries same age? Best to replace insets!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
only 1 was bad but cant hook up 5x 6v
all batteries 3yrs
do you mean replace all batteries....insets?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

All same age, so all subject to problem.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Pack is only as good as weakest battery.

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