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Old 05-22-2008
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Default Xantrex freedom 15

One of my battery boilers gave out and the other one is weak. I picked up a Xantrex Freedom 15 on Ebay and also a remote panel. I am not sure how to set the battery type. I have wet cell batteries (golf cart) and their seems to be selectons for cool wet cell [<80 F] and warm wet cell [>80 F]? I don't understand how to choose.
Is anyone familiar with the Xantrex and its settings?
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If the ambient temperatures are <80 F, then choose the cool wet cell. If the ambient temperatures are >80 F, then choose the warm wet cell. The charging voltages applied are slightly different based on the general temperatures of the batteries. Select the setting that's most commonly relevant for your area (and you may want to change the setting in summer vs. winter). I believe this setting affects the 'float' rate which should be around 13.6 volts more or less. If the batteries are too hot, the float charge should be backed off to more like 13.4 volts or so. Otherwise you run a risk of overcharging the batteries, damaging them.

This should be explained in the Xantrex manual -- I know my manual has a ton of material -- too much, actually.
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Hey Gardner,
Are you using the Freedom Remote by Xantrex?

You would use Cool Wet Cell <80 but I will tell you having just gone through this yesterday and today the most important setting is the battery load and power share settings in set-up.

You can download manuals and instruction material from Xantex at http://www.xantrex.com or support at http://www.xantrex.com/support

Better yet install the remote and charger then call toll free support in Arlington, WA at 1-800-670-0707 then with a cell phone in one hand, the other on the remote, set the unit according to what the rep tells you.

I was told a different way to set the unit than is shown in the manual and it works.

Hope this helps,
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Pete,
Thank you. Now it makes perfect sense. I didn't see 'ambient' stated anywhere in the manual, but I might have missed it. Considering the exotic technology of the battery boilers, either setting would be an improvement.
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Glad I could help.
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