Smitty77_7 Posted January 17, 2016 Report Share Posted January 17, 2016 http://www.pulsetech.net/PP12L-PowerPulse-12Volt-Battery-Maintenance-System-7291.aspx I posted a thread on IRV2's Going Green section about whether or not I should do a preventative maintenance condoner/equalize of our three year old Lifeline X's 4 L16's AGM's. (Still thinking of doing so, but will call and talk with Lifeline before doing so, and 'Tom' whom sold me the batteries. He is a reformed Country Coach owner, now into SOB of a Prevost - and was well liked and respected on the CC related forums:)!) In this thread, Monaco owner Jim J. said he had been pointed to the above Pulsetech device by another veteran Monaco owner, that spoke highly on this relatively inexpensive unit. I understand how it works, and basically if 'shakes things up via pulse, to avoid sulfating'. Suspect it is similar to how the Battery Tender I had on our old coaches Trojan 125's would 'automatically de-sulfate' while also maintaining battery charge levels. Perhaps with a little less power demands. We are plugged into 20A while not traveling, as well as we get about 2-3 hours of good sun on our 1200W of panels. So between the Magnum MS2812 and MidNite Classic 150 Controller - our batteries remained topped off while plugged in. Our normal usage over the last 3 years, is approximately a mix of 65-75% of the time shore power, and 25-35% of the time boon docking. It is during these boon docking times, that I'm wondering about, if I were to ad the Power Pulse to our battery bank. Does anyone have any actual experience with these? Some comments I've read on Amazon indicate that charging times seem to be faster. One gent posted that he has his batteries load tested each year before reinstalling them into his RV. And that since adding the maintenance of the Power Pulse, that they always test better then the specs of a new battery. (Etc., etc.) In boon docking mode, I do have the Solar Panels usually handling the bulk of our battery recharging. The literature from Power Pulse indicates: PP-12-L uses a very small portion (< 2%) of the battery’s own energy to produce desulfating pulses So we'd be eating into battery capacity at times that the solar panels are not producing energy. Sort of contrary to the art of preserving SOC capacity:)! Opinions please on if this is a 'good idea' or a 'bad idea' to add to my battery bank. Suppose I could put a cut out into the mix, and turn it off, when not on shore power, or solar power. And still get some benefits the bulk of the time that we have shore power... TIA, Smitty Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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