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    Default bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Opened up the garage yesterday and got that rotten egg smell..
    let the van vent, and found one battery damaged, there was some acid/water in the tray.

    So now.... was it a dead cell that confused the Victron charger, or did it actually overcharge?
    you can clearly see the color change from the heat on the positive cable...

    do I replace both batteries, or also the charger?
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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Difficult one without having everything tested. For peace of mind, I would suggest contacting BL and arrange to have the charger and 2nd battery tested before doing anything.
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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    the 2nd battery indicator is still green, but I wont like having 2 different batteries in there anyways (like now, from the factory)

    but yes, also wont like overcharging again....

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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Plug the charger in an measure the voltage on the output.
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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Quote Originally Posted by Uys View Post
    Plug the charger in an measure the voltage on the output.
    that was my thinking also, but how to check if it disconnects/float once the battery is full?

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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    is the std bushlapa charge unit a Victron Blue Power IP65 12V 10A?

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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    is the std bushlapa charge unit a Victron Blue Power IP65 12V 10A?

    You can download the VICTRON APP and monitor the charge cycle from your phone! Maybe do spot checks with a Volt Meter if you suspect a problem.

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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Quote Originally Posted by LowRange View Post
    You can download the VICTRON APP and monitor the charge cycle from your phone! Maybe do spot checks with a Volt Meter if you suspect a problem.

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    not sure if mine is the Bluetooth unit.. ita a 2015 van

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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Quote Originally Posted by D-tox View Post
    not sure if mine is the Bluetooth unit.. ita a 2015 van
    My Victron charger is also 2015 and has the connection for the bluetooth dongle. I think if it says blue power then it is compatible. The newer ones have the bluetooth icon on the front.
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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    This is my charger that is bluetooth compatible.
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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceHun View Post
    My Victron charger is also 2015 and has the connection for the bluetooth dongle. I think if it says blue power then it is compatible. The newer ones have the bluetooth icon on the front.
    I did not know this!!!! How does the BT dongle look and where do I get one!!!!
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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    I did not know this!!!! How does the BT dongle look and where do I get one!!!!
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    Default Re: bushlapa overcharging, lost a battery..

    It also works on the Victron Phoenix inverter so you can also swop between the two or just add second dongle.
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