- Joined: 2/9/2012
- Location: Midvale, UT
Noco Genius G26000 for charging battery bank
Sun, 02/26/12 3:17 PM
I'm wondering if anybody uses one of these models or a similar Noco product for charging their food truck/trailer battery bank? I bought a G26000 model a few months ago but wanted to reserve judgment until I used it a bit. I think it's amazing!
My food truck came with this really old RV/marine battery that was used to power the kitchen. It was DEAD. I mean the inside looked all nasty. It was DEADER than dead. When I bought the charger I was planning on buying 2 6v Trojan golf cart batteries to power the cabin. I still had the old, dead marine battery. I was reading about the G26000's desulfurisation mode. It is supposed to "restore" dead batteries by knocking off excess sulfur stuck to the plates. I was pretty skeptical that it would work... but it did! I was able to use to old, dead battery again. It keeps power! I'm able to run the hood system and lights for about 3 hours now on that old battery (it's a 180 amp hour). It holds a charge (I left it for 2 weeks while I was in Hawaii). So, since I didn't need to buy the 2 Trojan batteries after all, the charger already paid for itself. And, my car battery was starting to go dead and I was able to restore that one too. And that one is 4 years old. So, I guess it's paid for itself and then some.
I'm just wondering if anybody uses one of these to keep their batteries charged in a commercial setting? As in day in-day out. It seems like it works just fine charging the battery and using the inverter at the same time while running appliances.
<message edited by Vic Cardenas on Sun, 02/26/12 3:19 PM>