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  Topic: Lithium Battery and Solar Panel install Update
Maine

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:16 am   Subject: Re: Lithium Battery and Solar Panel install Update
My understanding is that the alternator would not charge it all the way, but with a DC/DC charger in between, it should.
That was my understanding as well, 80% with the alternator and 100% with the D ...
  Topic: Lithium Battery and Solar Panel install Update
Maine

Replies: 3
Views: 321

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:02 pm   Subject: Lithium Battery and Solar Panel install Update
After all the helpful advice from this forum I would like to provide an update on my lithium battery purchase and solar panel setup.
I bought the 50 Ah lithium battery from GoWesty, the price was und ...
  Topic: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:42 pm   Subject: Re: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
fxr I disconnected the ground from the negative post on the lithium battery and attached it to the P - terminal on the shunt problem-solved thanks so much for your help really appreciate it
  Topic: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:08 pm   Subject: Re: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
I apologize this is incorrect. A cable from the P- post to the common negative on the charger and a cable from the common negative on the charger to the solar panel.
It should read there is a a cable ...
  Topic: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:33 pm   Subject: Re: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
There is a cable from the chassis to the negative post on the lithium battery. A cable from the negative post on the lithium battery to the B- post on the shunt. A cable from the P- post to the common ...
  Topic: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:49 am   Subject: Renogy 500 A Battery Monitor Problem
I just installed a 50 amp GoWesty lithium battery. With that I added a Renogy DCC 30S 12 V on board battery charger, Renogy 500 A Monitor, Renogy 100w Solar Panel and the B-2 Bluetooth Module. Everyth ...
  Topic: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 180

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:09 pm   Subject: Re: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
Gnarlodious Wrote
"Is it likely that the battery is fully charged and on float charge, which is 14.2v and zero current? If you turn on a load does the current go up to something?"

I hook ...
  Topic: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 180

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
Please excuse my lack of understanding about batteries but it seems I read somewhere that voltage is not a good measure for a lithium battery that being said I just checked it with a multi meter and t ...
  Topic: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 180

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
The battery is presently out of the van so I can't test it. The app and the front of the charger both show ABS mode.
  Topic: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 180

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:13 pm   Subject: Victron IP 22 Not Charging
I have a new Victron IP 22 charger that I bought to charge my 50 amp lithium battery. On only the second use it is not charging. I started the charge yesterday and had to stop. When I set it up to cha ...
  Topic: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:38 am   Subject: Re: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
fxr wrote
"Did you even bother to look it up?"
Yes I did I even watched the video Very Happy
I apologize that this apparently irritated you in some way. The plug locked different in the pictu ...
  Topic: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 4:55 pm   Subject: Re: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
Victron Energy Blue Smart IP65 12-Volt 5 amp Battery Charger


Will this plug into a regular house socket?
  Topic: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
If you read through the 34 pages of the LiFePO4 battery discussion thread you'll see that the Victron Energy Blue Smart IP22 is mentioned several times with not many negatives.

*edit. sorry just un ...
  Topic: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
Maine

Replies: 8
Views: 336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 3:34 pm   Subject: LiPo4 Charger Recommendation
Looking for a recommendation for a "land based" (in the driveway parked) charger for my lithium house battery.
  Topic: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 285

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:14 pm   Subject: Re: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
Would this work?
DUAL INPUT 25A IN-VEHICLE DC BATTERY CHARGER
  Topic: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 285

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:11 pm   Subject: Re: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
How many amp charger for a 50Ah battery?
  Topic: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 285

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
Is a DC-DC charger required?
  Topic: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
Maine

Replies: 7
Views: 285

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:46 am   Subject: Go Westy Lithium Battery Install
I replaced my NAPA 100 Ah house battery that was located under the sink with a Go Westy 50Ah lithium battery. I put the new battery under the drivers seat. I liked the cost about $360 delivered to Mai ...
  Topic: Go Westy Lithium Battery Price
Maine

Replies: 10
Views: 622

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: Go Westy Lithium Battery Price
So they need some type of inline charge regulator?
  Topic: Go Westy Lithium Battery Price
Maine

Replies: 10
Views: 622

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:11 am   Subject: Re: Go Westy Lithium Battery Price
The GoWesty 50Ah lithium battery is $366 with shipping and handling (to Maine) which is $200 less than other batteries. So is there any reason not to but the GW battery?
 
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