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RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

Stircrazy said, “if the battery comes with it and it actavates it totaly kills the battery.”…How so?? A quick check over at LifeBlue dispels this notion: http://www.lifebluebattery.com/rv-boat-low-temperature-lithium-ion-batteries/100ah-d-lt-lithium-battery.html Same thing at Renogy: https://www.renogy.com/12v-200ah-lithium-iron-phosphate-battery-w-bluetooth/ 3 tons
3 tons 01/15/22 10:02am Tech Issues
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

I keep the power on in the RV. So the converter is charging the batteries no matter how cold it gets. That means a BMA with auto shutoff at 35° is pretty important. I’m running WiFi to keep tabs on solar production and temps. I might only note that while RV is being stored (unintended), an alternative method for other’s is to simply isolate the LFP via a battery disconnect switch (say, at about 50’ish or so %SOC)…This alternative made possible by LFP’s extremely low self-discharge rate - the need for routine monitoring becomes considerably negated, if not even seasonal… 3 tons
3 tons 01/14/22 09:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Victron MultiPlus II Inverter/Charger

Anyone install the MultiPlus II? As to the multi-plus I’m signing up with PT :) (assuming my ProSine 2.0 ever goes south??), but would opt for the 3000…You might also check at Youtube. 3 tons
3 tons 01/11/22 07:30pm Tech Issues
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

We live in Minnesota, not NV or AZ. When I was looking at batteries the end of last January, Battleborn had not yet officially released their heated battery. Since I don't want to babysit a battery, want to be able to use the battery at less than 0 F (-15 F two years ago), and want a BMS to stop charging below freezing from happening, I didn't buy a LiFePO4, because after having a long phone discussion with Battleborn they didn't feel their battery would meet our needs. Whom am I going to believe? Battleborn said "no" concerning their battery and our use in a much colder climate than those in NV or AZ. Both Will Prowse and Solar Engineering were disappointed the Enjoybot didn't have low temperature shutoff and didn't exactly give a glowing recommendation. That's why I said "No Thanks!" However, I was specifically talking about the Enjoybot battery, not LiFePO4 in general. Jeez! Since we purchased our SiO2/lead crystal batteries, switchable heated batteries have become available. If purchasing now we have the discretionary money to buy a heated Battleborn with a switch to turn on the heat that will meet our cold weather requirements. However, we're extremely happy with our SiO2 batteries and will just have to wait until they fail. When our new SiO2 batteries arrived in early February I pulled the two reverse polarity fuses for the WFCO, and haven't used any charger since installation. The SiO2 batteries get to 100% charge faster than any of our previous AGMs. We are low amp hour campers though. I ass u me that the LiFePO4 batteries will charge as well as our SiO2's have. ;) Enjoy, Perry Congrats on your SiQ2 choice :) It’s good to know they are meeting your expectations, and possibly a great match for others.. As far as BB is concerned, “after having a long phone discussion with Battleborn they didn't feel their battery would meet our needs.”, I can only offer an anecdotal response, nor do I have any intention whatsoever of bashing what’s their assuredly good product! But I sometimes wonder how often these techie guys actually spend time doing off-grid harvesting and charging with various mfg’s devices?? - they are paid to furnish an opinion (like economist…), but my admitted sheer guess here is, not too many…Either way, my guiding principle has always been “YOU are your own BEST Expert” which when coupled with research (and some critical discernment…) will tend over time to serve one well - and I don’t mind saying that over the years I’ve gained a bunch of knowledge from other experienced members on THIS very Forum…FWIW, there are strategies for using LFP in cold weather, but then that’s a different conversation… 3 tons
3 tons 01/11/22 06:32pm Tech Issues
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

Yep, Lots to do about mostly nothing, but as we’ve all learned about the vagaries of human nature, ‘FEAR sells’ - far too many pages of errant uninformed speculations will readily attest to that - lol 3 tons With almost 6 years of everyday use and over 1,800 partial cycles of 35-45%+ DOD at various SOC. I do find amusement in what some post about lfp. It seems the new thing now that pops up more is longevity instead of use staying within the parameters of the batteries. Well, LFP’s are extremely robust…One may choose to incessantly fiddle around to be certain to ‘dial in’ their purported 5,000 cycles, or maybe just enjoy life, overcome the impulse to micromanage and be perfectly content to settle for a mere 4,000 - pick your poison - lol! Yet, I believe simply by not overcharging (or unnecessarily leaving for extended periods on a charger), and doing an occasional cell re-balancing, it shouldn’t be all too difficult to optimize the batts upper limit longevity - JMO 3 tons They are robust for sure. I did adjust my charge after 2 years going from 14.2v to 14.1v which still allows any balancing if needed. On my Magnum settings 10 minutes is the minimum that absorb can be set to but in reality it's 6 minutes which happens at 99% SOC. I hope everyone that takes the plunge into lfp have as good experience as I have been having. It truly has been a set and forget system. Robust, I agree, but at this juncture I’m far more interested in trying to outlive the 10yr warranty than I am at attempting to exceed (or fune-tune for) the purported 5,000 charge cycles - lol :)…Yet, one thing that makes charging easy is the additional usable capacity (thereby negating dreaded FLA 50% DOD concerns), thus, recharging events tend to become less frequent, and recovery is much faster which helps to exploit peak harvest hours - a welcome advantage at higher latitudes or when off-season…An ‘ol pal also pointed out to me that FLA’s NEED to be FULLY recharged more often in order to rid the plates of sulfate - besides watering, this is true…JMHO 3 tons
3 tons 01/11/22 05:59pm Tech Issues
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

Yep, Lots to do about mostly nothing, but as we’ve all learned about the vagaries of human nature, ‘FEAR sells’ - far too many pages of errant uninformed speculations will readily attest to that - lol 3 tons With almost 6 years of everyday use and over 1,800 partial cycles of 35-45%+ DOD at various SOC. I do find amusement in what some post about lfp. It seems the new thing now that pops up more is longevity instead of use staying within the parameters of the batteries. Well, LFP’s are extremely robust…One may choose to incessantly fiddle around to be certain to ‘dial in’ their purported 5,000 cycles, or maybe just enjoy life, overcome the impulse to micromanage and be perfectly content to settle for a mere 4,000 - pick your poison - lol! Yet, I believe simply by not overcharging (or unnecessarily leaving for extended periods on a charger), and doing an occasional cell re-balancing, it shouldn’t be all too difficult to optimize the batts upper limit longevity - JMO 3 tons
3 tons 01/11/22 04:21pm Tech Issues
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

Yep, Lots to do about mostly nothing, but as we’ve all learned about the vagaries of human nature, ‘FEAR sells’ - far too many pages of errant uninformed speculations will readily attest to that - lol 3 tons
3 tons 01/11/22 02:03pm Tech Issues
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

Interesting observations 3 tons. My 200 AH Lithium is new to me. So far very satisfactory. Yep, the mythologies surrounding LFP’s seems to run a bit quixotic - lol…I’d again posted simply in an attempt ‘to inform’… FWIW, for purposes of a sheer ‘wild-arse test’ only, I was also able to briefly run the microwave at even zero % SOC - this with not even a low voltage alarm on the inverter!!…My single 200 a/hr LFP load-tested out at an actual 215 a/hrs using a 500w halogen work lamp… The uninitiated will likely have some (extreme??) difficulty wrapping their minds around this, yet they’d never seriously consider purchasing a non-Lithium portable power tool - lol Then there’s the abundance of ‘charging myths’ (hoops??) which some suggest to be nearly insurmountable… This claim too is silly…With a standard PD, simply add a Charge Wizard (for 14.4v boost mode) and discontinue charging whenever it makes sense to you, mostly depending on one’s expected power usage - no need to routinely achieve 100% SOC… 3 tons
3 tons 01/11/22 12:51pm Tech Issues
RE: What kind of quality lifepo4 do you get for $300 review

The battery tested turned out that it had no low temperature cut-off. Will Prowse has done similar tests with the same results for the cheap batteries. If you plan on using the battery and know it will not get down below freezing it would be a good choice.No Thanks! Another Minnesota resident that finds a low-temp shutoff mandatory. Enjoy, Perry From my ‘actual’ 200a/h LFP off-grid experiences, Low temp shutoff might matter most where one lacks the option for either interior mounting, or the ability to manually shut-off their charging sources (e.g. solar controller) - it doesn’t mean that you can’t continue to camp and discharge the battery…For the uninitiated, where ‘attended charging’ is one’s practice, low temp shutoff is not necessarily of high value - JMO Consider, that with the vast increase in ‘usable capacity’ (often double…), in my camping scenarios (often, deferred charging) there’s always been enough remaining reserve to get thru to and exploit the next available harvest window, and since LFP’s recovery rate is much faster than sluggish lead-acid, and their voltage curve is uber flat, then, except for an occasional cell-rebalancing there’s seldom a real need for a full recharge…In fact, even in the snow my FLA target charge range is somewhere between *30-90% SOC - This, in my own view is what paradoxically seems to elude many FLA veterans…I was even able to run the microwave at over 130 dc amps when below 05% SOC, followed-up by making coffee (125a!) using the Keurig!! *30%, this a nearly a 60 usable a/hr remaining reserve, using about 20 a/hrs (mostly furnace) throughout the night… Storing LFP is even easier since their self-discharge rate is uber low, thus (assuming, disconnected) they can be stored in freezing weather… 3 tons
3 tons 01/11/22 10:38am Tech Issues
RE: West Coast Jamboree 2022, Who is Interested?

We’re still in :) !! 3 tons
3 tons 01/09/22 11:00am Truck Campers
RE: Musk Starlink now has a new problem

Notice how all this technology (being ‘chipped’ soon to follow…) has become a ‘one way tunnel’ - one can go in, but once in know that you can’t get out…Musk also has raised this future concern… 3 tons
3 tons 01/09/22 10:55am Tech Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

No doubt CO is a real hazard, but it kinda makes me wonder whether some folks forget to open up a vent when running the oven or stove??…Recognizing and mitigating the hazard is what counts most… 3 tons
3 tons 01/08/22 08:23pm Tech Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

I would only add that if your present furnace tends to cycle on and off all too frequently, then from my own experience it suggest you too need a smaller unit… 3 tons
3 tons 01/08/22 05:33pm Tech Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

Well, since you live down south you might just consider a smaller more efficient furnace - trust that I have no regrets about downsizing, even when in the snow…Check for operating amps… 3 tons
3 tons 01/08/22 05:03pm Tech Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

What is the two speed model number? And yes, my concern is when I boondock. Hydroflame model 2H2C, 15/22 btu 3 tons Oops, I just notuced that Atwood was sold to Dometic (ugg…) and they no longer make the 2 speed furnace - my guess, probably because it met customer’s needs in a good way…Either way, my camper came with a 30k btu Suburban (waaaay oversized) and it turned out that the Atwood when in low mode (15k btu) does a far better job with much less noise while saving a bunch of energy and reducing nagging interior drafts. 3 tons
3 tons 01/08/22 04:32pm Tech Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

What is the two speed model number? And yes, my concern is when I boondock. Hydroflame model 2H2C, 15/22 btu 3 tons
3 tons 01/08/22 03:56pm Tech Issues
RE: More efficient propane furnace

I swapped out my power and amps ‘sucking’ OEM Suburban 30k btu, for a Atwood 2 speed 15-30k btu furnace which once achieving 2 degrees of the t-stat set-point it shifts to low burner and low speed mode, and remains there thereafter… To make this swap work requires one additional t-stat wire (for the 2 speeds), and because Atwood exterior panel is a bit smaller (but sold optional), to re-use the exterior OEM Suburban access panel - this, simply done by merely lining up the furnace exhaust port with the Suburban panel’s exhaust opening and by using HVAC tape, sealing around the (slightly undersized) furnace’s parameter…Savings of both LPG and battery power is quite substantial..Amps dropped from just over 10a to about 4a… 3 tons
3 tons 01/08/22 10:16am Tech Issues
RE: LiFePo4 vs Lead Acid...Some points of interest.

OK to delete the tracking, marketing referral and search data after the item number... https://www.amazon.com/Lithium-LiFePO4-Battery-Perfect-Trolling/dp/B09N6Q9ML9 Many thanks :) 3 tons
3 tons 01/07/22 10:53pm Tech Issues
RE: LiFePo4 vs Lead Acid...Some points of interest.

Returning to the topic, a quick re-check at amazon, dropping prices suggest that for some folks FLA’s might soon be getting kinda hard to justify - though I cannot personally attest to amazon’s LFP offerings… 3 tons
3 tons 01/07/22 07:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Bittersweet

Improvise, Adapt and Overcome…Good Luck! 3 tons
3 tons 01/05/22 02:55pm Truck Campers
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