I don't have experience with Calb, but that voltage on a TS or Headway would mean much less than 100% SOC. Fully charged after the surface charge disipates should be over 3.3V It's not like lead acid, in resting state the difference between 80% and 20% is very very small.For those who aren't up on this, I ordered 51 Calb SE200Ah cells in December for my S10. Paid up front with a check direct to Calb to get a discounted price. This upgrade should boost my trip capacity to around 100 miles from the current 30. It also saves 719 lbs, almost half the weight of the lead pack.
The batteries arrived yesterday. Today I checked the voltages to see what I had. A sample of 12 cells yielded 9 at 3.265V, a couple at 3.266V and one at 3.264V, all within 2/1000 of a volt. Pretty amazing right there! I think that's close to fully charged for a Calb battery.
Tonight I worked on the layout of the racks and a little on the conversion of power brakes to manual brakes. I'll be able to fit all 50 cells under the bed with room to spare. I should have the brakes completed tomorrow. Had to get a part machined for the brake pedal to attach to the push rod. Eliminating the power brakes allowed me to drop 17 lbs and more importantly eliminate that God awful vacuum pump sound!