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Old 25-11-2019, 12:59   #1
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Recommendations for OTS, not DIY LiFEPO4 system

Put up a post on the size of a battery bank, and also one on commercial, off the shelf batteries. There was a suggestion to read mainsail's blog, which i spent considerable time doing.

His is a great primer on technology and what to measure and what to look for, mostly if you are the DIY putting together everything it seems mostly if you are purchasing cells rather than a integrated system.

However, say I know enough about putting in a lead system. I know how I want a charger, inverter, solar controller, monitor etc. I want to now do the same but with LIFePO. This requires a BMS that I didn't have to have before.

Can someone provide a system, if you say you are going to purchase a Victron/Lithonics/manufacturer battery, and then what components are necessary to control this battery. Basically a shopping list and schematic that would enable someone to integrate in with solar panels, a charger, alternator, inverter, and might as well add in generator (though that goes back to the charger) and a
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Re: Recommendations for OTS, not DIY LiFEPO4 system

As you say, Victron and Lithionics.

Both installed by authorized resellers, whose job will be to make sure everything works as a system.

OceanPlanet is a great place to start, if too far away ask whom they recommend.

Or call the manufacturers for referrals.

Will cost lots of boat bucks.
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