Originally Posted by OceanPlanet
We have been using Victron Multiplus & Quattro inverter-chargers with Genasun GLI systems for many years. Easy to program as single stage using the Victron VE Connect software
and the Victron interface Mk2 to USB adapter. I never even learned how to do the dip switches...;-)
Bruce I know of these I/C's in fact a friend is just having his reprogrammed for LIFEPO4
BUT I did say at sensible prices, you are woking with foks with deep pockets. I did a DIY
sensible priced LIFPO4 installation
that was cheaper than LA on an actual available Ah/$ basis.
Now I need to up my solar
and yes I would love the flexi solar panels
too but they are just too expensive vis a vis a solid (HEAVY
)Kyocera panel and you need lots more of them as well , as they are not ultra powerful. I am looking at having around 840W of solar
6 x 140W
Also I need to add another 2000E SB controller and add (re-install) at least one WG to try recover the Ah we use making dinner in the evenings, so we wake up with a nice low A/h used figure. <30Ah would be awesome just now it is around 100Ah or more dependent on what we cook and when we cook.
I try to bulk cook around mid day when I have most solar available but then that food
needs reheated from frozen and the veggies rice or pasta cooked at dinner time.
So there is NO MONEY
LEFT for a lovely new and Expensive Programmable Inverter
My ancient Old Technology Freedom 25
cost $50.00 as the inverter
part is duff and my Xantrex Prosine
handles all the A/C loads, I see it is 1800W and not 2000W with allegedly only 79A available but with a 2900A surge. It looks like after reading these specifications we might need another one in parallel......ooops maybe a Victron Energy I/C might just be a logical answer after all :-( That said the Xantrex 1800i seems to handle all the loads we throw at it when cooking
, without complaint now we have the LIFEPO4 batteries
..with the LA ones it was a total no no.