|When I first checked the hydrometer I
thought that the float might be stuck to
the side of the glass as the float did not
rise at all. After some jiggling I tried a
second hydrometer but found the same
result. The battery acid (such as it is now)
had a specific gravity of less than 1.1,
as low as the hydrometer will read.
I have never encountered a battery
with a specific gravity this low.
|The charge controller has two
glass cartridge fuses. On our
last trip we found one of them
blown but lacked a replacement.
Fortunately Ken (WA7PIX) had
a 25 AMP blade fuse and some
small jumpters so we were
able to get the repeater back
on the air.
After replacing the fuse I left
the remainder of the box at
the site so we have some spares