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Old 11-13-2022, 05:41 PM
jaybhansen jaybhansen is offline
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Default Odyssey Battery Limits

I keep getting a Voltage Message on my Skyview System. I have a ODYSSEY EXTREME DRY CELL BATTERY installed. The voltage meter in the system shows the battery going over 16v very often. Is this level an issue?
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Old 11-13-2022, 07:04 PM
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That's not a battery problem - it's an alternator regulator problem - and it's serious.
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Old 11-13-2022, 07:16 PM
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Default Battery limits

More likely a voltage regulator problem on a RV 12. Many issues discussed on this forum
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Old 11-14-2022, 10:35 AM
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Could be a wiring problem (if you did wire it, yourself): my MGL's voltage sensor can be put on many places, providing different voltages every time ;-(
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Old 11-14-2022, 12:58 PM
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Voltages higher than 15.0 volts will cause irreversible damage to the battery. See pg. 10 in Odyssey Battery Tech Manualů..

I believe high voltage opens the internal vent seals...
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