Features October 2016 Issue

Monitoring Your Marine Battery Bank

Two long-time players in energy systems charge to the top spots.

Two recent tests graphically demonstrated the importance of monitoring state of charge in a boat’s batteries. hese tests demonstrated that a sealed battery’s capacity will be reduced over time, if it’s never brought back up to a full state of charge. But just how accurate are the monitors we use to gauge our batteries’ states of charge?

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