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Old 14-06-2020, 07:18   #7516
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Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread for Those Using Them as House Banks

Ah. I'll search the threads further. Thanks again, CNB!
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Old 14-06-2020, 10:00   #7517
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Undate regarding the Winston 700ah install now approx 6 months in use.
LiFePO4 is amazing! And I'm so greatful to both CNB and Andy Alford for all the encouragement and guidance.
Solar is up with 740 watts fixed over the bimini and another 500 watts in an under/over retracting configuration via harken track and cars. At anchor, 1240 watts. Wiring is complete with the exception of the VEDirect x 3 and VEDirect to USB x 1 cables, which should arrive Monday, 06/15.

Question for those using REC-ABMS and Victron.
I have a new Victron Cerbo GX and Touch 50, but for some reason the Cerbo is not detecting the REC. Battery monitor on the Cerbo is set to "automatic" and should be finding/detecting the REC-ABMS, but no show; states, "no battery monitor found". There are two CAN-bus plugs on the Cerbo, one for the REC and the other has a terminator in it. There is not other hardware yet connected to the Cerbo until the VEDirect cables arrive, but seems to me that should not matter. The Cerbo should still detect the REC-ABMS.
Suggestions? Thank you.
Following closely as I have a Cerbo on the way and the REC-BMS for my LifePO4 install.
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Old 27-06-2020, 12:49   #7518
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Problem resolved! The REC-ABMS must be plugged into the VE CAN bus, though the manual states to plug into the CAN-bus.
Updated the firmware for both the REC-ABMS, which was old, and the Victron gear.
Works great though I'm now sorting out strange "DC Power" load variation that is confusing. See new thread regarding solar and the Cerbo GX.
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Old 28-06-2020, 00:23   #7519
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Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread for Those Using Them as House Banks

Good to hear, you sorted it out.

DC Power is calculated by the difference of all measured power values, Battery, Solar, Inverter, Charger. Everything Non-Victron is summerized there, it can be your house loads, other connected chargers, alternators, wind generators and the like.
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Old 09-01-2021, 22:51   #7520
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LiFePO4 is still the way to go.
I just bought 16-280AH prismatic cells for my new 1120AH LiFePO4 Bank.
Price $330/per set of 4. Shipping to San Diego from China $510.
Under $2000 (after I add a BMS even).

It's a No Brainer folks....
Would you mind posting which vendor you used for your cells?

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Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread for Those Using Them as House Banks

Does anyone have a PDF of LiFePo4 MSDS?
Thatís hazardous material specs for shipping these batteries
Cannot find anywhere on manufacturerís sites😂
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Does anyone have a PDF of LiFePo4 MSDS?
Thatís hazardous material specs for shipping these batteries
Cannot find anywhere on manufacturerís sites😂
Multiple locations for downloading the msds sheets
They all would autodownload so I am posting Google search
https://www.google.com/search?q=life...rceid=chrome-m
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Old 09-04-2021, 14:26   #7523
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Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread for Those Using Them as House Banks

Curious if anyone has bought from Lythbattery in China. I have a quote from them for Calb CA180 cells at a good price. They seem to be a solid large company in the same area as Calb.

https://www.lythbattery.com/
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