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    Fuse problems. With 48 v lynx distributor

    A MEGA fuse is 50.8mm center to center. An ANL fuse is about 61.7mm. So it would be too long
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    Insulation Stripper?

    Yeah from the photos that were posted earlier of the dewalt version it looks like that’s exactly what they did. They simply could’ve made an adapter like the dewalt and then you could use and drill. The Milwaukee version does have its pros though being more low profile if you’re working in...
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    PV stripper and 8awg crimper, success!

    That’s how I felt too, for the extra thick and tough insulation these strippers are great. Yes they have connectors as well, I’m using the Staubli MC4 connectors.
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    Insulation Stripper?

    It was too easy, cut through it like butter, no exaggeration. Agreed on the price though. It did include a battery which I didn’t need but always nice to have more. However, I did get a good deal on sale where it was “only” $350. Still a lot but compared to $500… it’s a great deal from that...
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    Where to buy 2/0 wire?

    I just purchased some Ancor 2/0 wire, if you want some tinned and fine-strand wire that’s your best bet! If you want great wire fine strand and bare copper get some welding cable. Any larger I like fine strand since it will help with flexibility
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    2 weeks of top balancing finally complete! 16 280ah cells

    Eh, what’s an extra 13 days… Haha yeah that would’ve been nice
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    Insulation Stripper?

    earlier in this thread @HRTKD mentioned a cable stripper by Dewalt. I'm already very much into the Milwaukee battery ecosystem so I purchased their version of a battery powered cable stripper. (Part #: 2935X-21) I just tested it for the first time today and first try, it just worked! perfectly...
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    Schematic of 24v/12v off-grid solar system (in progress, help needed)

    You should fuse the input side. What Maddy was saying is the the 40a "rating" is based on a 12V output. That's why his fuse in his diagram on the input side is only 30a because that is 24v incoming which is sufficient. In your example you would not need a fuse on the output side because your...
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    2 weeks of top balancing finally complete! 16 280ah cells

    Hey sorry I was out of town all week. No negative effect but maybe some slight expansion which is to be expected at full charge. If you've seen any of Will's recent vids on the bloating he saw on the 320ah cells, this was NOTHING like that. a temporary setup would be nice, but not required I...
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    Custom Shunt, combining Batrium + Victron Lynx

    Back at it again with some more testing. I tried really hard with Batrium again but think I reached the end of the ‘custom calibration’ battle. So that’s not an option any longer. So now it’s up to me to adjust the values from a physical connection standpoint. Since it’s based on resistance...
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    PV stripper and 8awg crimper, success!

    They were $125 for the stripper and $330 for the crimp tool with die. both the stripper and the crimp handles both have quite the multitude of dies to choose from depending on your specific needs and a lot of solar specific options as well. Links below where I purchased mine from, very...
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    PV stripper and 8awg crimper, success!

    I’m a big fan of tools that just work, and using a razor blade for the thick insulation on PV wire wasn’t an option. i came across these tools from Rennsteig (I love me some good German tools) and just tested them for the first time today and they’re perfect! The stripper is specifically for...
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    Custom Shunt, combining Batrium + Victron Lynx

    Agreed, it's a shunt, nothing fancy going on there haha. since its based off a "known" resistance value all I'd need is a field to input that value and done.
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    Custom Shunt, combining Batrium + Victron Lynx

    In what regard? If you mean the resistance of each, no I haven't. But I was actually going to today, although I know they will be different as one is a 1000a/50mv and the other is a 500a/50mv, but even if they were both 1000a/50mv shunts I'd imagine they'd have a slight difference as well. If...
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    Custom Shunt, combining Batrium + Victron Lynx

    I'm here to help :LOL: Another update, it's not going well with Batrium. We've now exchanged a few emails and they are saying they don't want to do the re-calibration service as it's not something they really do anymore. They did it previously when they didn't offer multiple shunt options...
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