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14 DC volts at all time comming from bat termanels. fried one bat already. gen is off and no bat in. still 14 volts

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What you are reading is the voltage coming from the trickle charger located in the generators control panel. Because these batterys are on a constant trickle charge they tend to evaporate the water out of them quicker.

We make it a habit to check the battery water level every 6 months and top off with distilled water when necessary. Because you are topping these batteries off more frequently the battery acid become diluted causing the battery not to last as long. So at least every 6 months I would also check the specific gravity of each cell in the battery as well as load testing it.

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