Originally Posted by geoffr
Our Trojan T105s are looking like they are on their last legs.. so it looks like it's time to move up in the world to Lithium
.... wondering what the forums
view is on Mastervolt vs Victron.
From my review of their documentation
is looks like Victron is better when putting the full system together as I can't seem to find all the parts
to do the disconnects (alternator, load, other charge sources) which were easy to find for Victron.
Any other vendors I should look into?
System to be updated (replace only what is needed)
- 6x T105s (625 Ahr @ 12V)
- 125A alternator with Balmer MC-614
- Two Balmer Duo-Charges (to Start Battery and Thruster Battery)
- Inverter (don't want to change)
- Old 10Amp battery charger
Currently the alternator only charges the house, then the duo chargers supply the start and thruster batteries
. All Li systems I've seen charge the start batter and use a relay to the Li bank. I think that makes sense as all the relays look okay for the 125A - thoughts?
I went all in with Victron, and couldn’t be happier. The whole ecosystem is very nice, and is nicely expandable. Plus their remote
monitoring snd control system works beautifully.
You can reprogram your 614 to charge Li directly, which is what I would do. I have a Wakespeed WS500 alternator regulator
, which fully integrates, but that’s icing on the cake.
But in the victron ecosystem you can integrate your main batteries with remote
control, your inverter/charger, future solar power
, tank monitoring, and all sorts of other things.