Can I charge the house batteries with a regular car charger?
Sounds like the batteries decayed to a dead short...usually the case if left discharged and they will freeze internally. No charger can cope with that and that's probably the smell in your...
After verifying that batteries don't have a dead short and that wiring is OK, then yes you can (actually have to) start the charging process with another (stupid) charger.Smart...
It is a Prosine PS 2.5
I would look into taking that out.. mine popped when we were out of town.. luckily it was a few miles from home..its old and it will fail.. cant be fixed so start planning now.
thanks I have the book so I guess as long as I spec out a new one the same I should be ok. What did you get?
I would first measure the voltage of the batteries, which can be done at the Prosine terminals. If not a dead short, you can try resetting the Prosine by disconnecting the batteries and...
We will be looking into having the batteries tested sometime this summer but for now at least I am not out in the garage in 19 degree weather trying to get those heavy things out.
John if you batteries are not gels a desulfurization device attached to the batteries over time might help restore them?
If I run the generator to charge them does it use the inverter charger or does it come straight from the generator?