It is true. But in Battery Monitor Setup > Battery Setup, it is my impression that the "Return Amps" along with "Charged Voltage" and "Time" only influence the result of Days Since Parms Met in the battery softkey menus - a few key presses in to the FlexNet DC screens. So a value in any of these places does not have any affect on battery charging, only a number of days in the calculation.raysun wrote:This parameter does not control the Absorb stage. (Only the charging source can terminate the Absorb stage based on its Absorb Timer value.)
True or not?
For me with the way the CC is set for the peak of the summer, the Days Since Parms Met is reached most every day. In the winter with shortened absorbs, it can help explain why the SOC has drifted so far since the summer. Since the charging through the inverter is set more conservatively, the Days Since is never achieved in the winter (mine is at 183.4 days right now).
For my use these Battery Setup questions really have to be correlated with SGs to be meaningful. I.E., when the batteries are full they REALLY are full, as in the SG won't increase any further. That never happens for me in the winter.
So this is how I've used it, anyway. If this works as I think it does, the settings/values will have to change as the batteries age. But a confession: if they are checked & updated at least annually, if you can get the Days Since Parm to reset, you can probably reset your FNDC's SOC by it. See how lazy I am?