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Old 12-19-2018, 02:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I do a pre-emptive grid charge on them roughly every six months.

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And, that may be the real answer, but how would we ever know. So many folks, in so many different environments do so many different things there seems no way to really know. I do share your suspicion that preemptive cycling does work.

I would note that a retired gentleman of leisure, you may not be putting a lot of cycles on the batteries. I think that hurts longevity.

And yes, we don't hear about the good cases
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I did preemptive grid charges every 6 months or so as well, with a Genesis One charger (Mike Dabrowski's former personal charger, as it happens), and drove 135 easy highway miles a day five days a week, so lack of temperate balance charging or regular driving would not be factors in premature degradation in my case. Now, balance charging seems to have no positive effect.

Hard to tell what caused mine to fall off the cliff. It's a complex system, so who knows.

I just wanted to get some perspective from the community to get some idea if mine is an unusual case. Thanks for the input, guys.
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