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Old 07-31-2018, 02:18 AM   #21
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Interesting article:

https://marinehowto.com/lifepo4-batteries-on-boats/
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:46 AM   #22
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Wow! That convinced me to stick to AGM.
That's very difficult to read, largely due to white text on blue background. Anyone publishing white text on blue background online should be banned from the Internet.
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:55 AM   #23
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wow. very detailed and full of explanations.
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Old 09-02-2019, 04:29 PM   #24
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That's very difficult to read, largely due to white text on blue background. Anyone publishing white text on blue background online should be banned from the Internet.
IF you're on a Windows PC, just ask your browser to *print* the page to the "Microsoft Print to PDF" device.

It will render the text as black-on-white ... all 96 pages of it.

Unfortunately, it's just creating an image, so the embedded links won't work and you won't be able to search in the page for specific words.

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Old 09-02-2019, 04:30 PM   #25
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Cut & paste, my friend.... cut & paste.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:43 PM   #26
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The lessons I take from this article are the following:

If you are going to utilize Lithium Iron batteries without a BMS, you had better understand the chemistry and limitations of exactly what you have and how to utilize it best.

If you are going to utilize Lithium Iron batteries with a manufacturer provided BMS, you still need to understand the limitations of that BMS and you need to ensure that your method of charging (alternator, solar, battery charger) is appropriate for the batteries.

The storage state can be one of the more difficult problems to solve. Many of my customers have large RVs that they winterize. The procedure for them has always been to plug in their shore power (which enables an on-board battery charger) and thats done. Storage battery charger settings need a second look. You can trick a lead acid style charger to leave a Lithium Iron battery charged at 50% by adjusting absorption and float voltages.
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Just discovered this thread. Yikes! Looks like I am well advised to do some reading,.....lots of reading,......
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