First I thought this thread was for people who use LIFeP0$ OR are thinking about it.
I LOVE MY LIFeP04 battereies and my almost no change from the 14 year old Gel Cell LA house bank with my KISS LIFeP04 system.
I use them daily and hit them hard cooking
using the batteries and a nice big inverter
.....I can be upto (so far) 110AH down in the morning BUT still see 13.2+ volts on the house bank.
Unless I do a big batch cook during the afternoon when there is no sun, before 17:00 I have replaced all the AH used ONLY using solar
.....and with only 400AH online.
Yesterday we went for a wee motor
in total over the whole day about 90 minutes under engine
, (60 mins in the morning and around 30 at 17:00) this was to meet up with a fellow cruising couple......
So I brought the other 200AH online and with the alternator
outputting around 45+A and the solar
the batteries got a nice big boost charge.......the solar only put out about 25A at most.
Pre that we have not run the engine
for more than 30 mins at a time to move location nor have we run the generator
since we lanuched in November.
I really dont get these marine service
provider expurts who seem to say their way is the only way OR you are going to end up in real truoble.
That is just so much bollocks.
As a Electronics
and Electrical engineer
I am fully capable of desiging a complex system IF I felt that this was a requirement......I DON'T think it is at all.
I loved that complex complecated design write up and diagrams......I just don't see that as required at all, and all I can see there are complex maintenance
issues down the road IF or WHEN something goes wrong.
For sure it is NOT for me.....
IF you want a lots of knobs bells and whistles system fine by me as this is your boat your life your choices.......I just don't see the need for any of that.
seems to have become a revenue stream for a few people........who will tell you how complex and difficult it is to have a sound working system and how you need or your batteries need protected from...................all these nasty events
just waiting to destroy your batteries
As well as keeping my Gel Cells working for 14 years I have at least 20+ years experience of using Lithium batteries in other mission critical applications.
Here is someone else talking some sense re LIFePO4
LiFePo4 House Bank Using SmartHousePower BMS
I think I am done here as any useful info is being swamped by the overwhelming background noise