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    Are Battery temperature sensors - worth it for Flooded (lead acid) battery charging?

    I am in the process of choosing a inverter/charger and the units I am looking at can be equipped with an optional battery temperature sensor. Do they help enough to be worth it. Is there faster and better charging?

    My battery bank is 4 6V Crown CR-260 batteries in a series parallel 12V operation

    Hopefully someone has real experience here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerscol View Post
    I am in the process of choosing a inverter/charger and the units I am looking at can be equipped with an optional battery temperature sensor. Do they help enough to be worth it. Is there faster and better charging?

    My battery bank is 4 6V Crown CR-260 batteries in a series parallel 12V operation

    Hopefully someone has real experience here.

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    Not sure about the temp sensor but definitely make sure you get a pure sine wave inverter.
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    Yes, if the battery temp exceeds the limits it slows/ shuts down the process. If a battery is allowed to get to hot through the recharging process, it can damage it . I use one on both my boat as well as camper. On my boat I actually have an additional sensor on my alternator for the same reason.
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