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  • Post in thread: Theses no other way to go (DIY LifePo4)

    This is just to celebrate how good these things work. I had SLA bank I replaced a week ago. You just can't beat them. No more generator! No more worries!
  • Post in thread: BMS for Schneider Conext

    Thanks. I needed that. Wasn't quite sure.
  • Post in thread: Where to get Class T Fuses

    Hello. I'm having a tough time obtaining Class T Fuses. I ordered them from Amazon and the order was never fulfilled. I have now ordered them from an electrical supply store but something is happening to that order. Are there shortages? Any ideas? Thanks
  • Post in thread: Stripped threads on aluminum cell

    I do not have a drill index. Perhaps I will look into that. I sure don't want to mess it up either, right now I have a valid reason for the company to replace them, sure don't want to make it worst on all fronts.
  • Post in thread: Schneider 4048 output voltage too high?

    I don't have an answer for this, but I will say, my duel 6848's have given me a couple issues. There was a firmware that, when paralleled, produced 45HZ instead of 60. This is apples and oranges to your problem, I had to search to find out that it was a known problem with a certain firmware...
  • Post in thread: Schneider XW Pro 6848

    Mine's lower! Mind is blown. My voltage always reads .3-.6 lower. Schneider didn't have much info for me. Just asked where/how I was getting the correct voltage- Like I'm an idoit. Please share if they figure it out for you.
  • Post in thread: BMS for Schneider Conext

    Have you succeeded? You mention in theory, does it work for your setup? Thanks!
  • Post in thread: Question about parallel battery Banks and how to properly link them

    Damn! that's a great looking battery. Good job! So clean!
  • Post in thread: Batrium.... One cell

    Batrium K9. I replaced the bus bar, the ring terminal, the fuse, the wire, and the ferrule. Same problem. In fact, it is getting worse. It deviates so high I am going critical. I changed much of my critical thresholds to account, but that reduces the level of safety for the system. I just...
  • Post in thread: BMS for Schneider Conext

    I'm going to unpack this more and hopefully figure it out. For a novice like myself, that all sounds quite overwhelming. I watched a few of your vids, I feel like a lot of what you're doing is over my head but very interesting. I'll take some more looks. I suppose all that I have undertaken...
  • Post in thread: XW 6848 Pro running at 70hz!

    It was just doing it. Appareently, it was a known issue from Scheider when you paralleled two 6848's. That didn't stop the company I hired to design my build from building a "wired system" for me to DIY. (Solar Unbound). There was a new firmware that fixed it.
  • Post in thread: BMS for Schneider Conext

    Hello all, Old thread but looking for help. I have 2 Schneider XWs with a bank of lead acids I need to replace. I'm just begining this DIY LifePo4 process, built a 12 pack for another system as a means to educate myself. Now I'm preparing to go big and build 2 16S packs, maybe a total of 6...
  • Post in thread: Victron Shunt issues

    Hey everyone. I'm using my first Smartshunt on one of my builds. I have Batrium for my big boys that power the house, but now I'm experimenting with smaller batteries for a couple products. Smartshunt is on a 420AH 12v. I did 4P2S (105AH cells). Everything was working well with capicity...
  • Post in thread: Different sized battery banks on a single inverter

    Thanks for the info. Question...does the length and gauge of the cable matter? Seems like equal lengths of battery cables matter when you parallel.... But when I have 280ah and 100ah- does my cable need fo be the same length and gauge?
  • Post in thread: Victron Shunt issues

    Disregard. Nailed it. Setting in the BMS. Rookie mistake. Argg...
  • Post in thread: Schneider XW Pro 6848

    Hello all, Loking for help! I have 2 Schneider XWs with a bank of lead acids I need to replace. I'm just begining this DIY LifePo4 process, built a 12 pack for another system as a means to educate myself. Now I'm preparing to go big and build 2 16S packs, maybe a total of 6 down the road. It...
  • Post in thread: Bulk LF280K

    https://www.18650batterystore.com/products/envision-aesc-305ah-grade-b-cells-3-2v-lifepo4-battery?utm_content=Facebook_UA&utm_source=facebook&variant=43123829702807&fbclid=IwAR0bHYR_OHjw4dcXJOayTzW-2CpKEy0qN_UEa9d9GJSwbBEqa0KcvsxF4TQ These are now 89.00 per cell. Tempted to pull the trigger on...
  • Post in thread: BMS for Schneider Conext

    I don't have Batrium... I'm still planning. I'm laying down the plans for either (2) 16S 280AH or 2P16S 560AH. Not sure how I'm going to proceed with the hanicap I have using Schneider. I need some-sort-off protection- stopping the charging and inverting if the BMS says too.
  • Post in thread: Batrium.... One cell

    I just expanded my system with another 16s bank. I have one cell, #43 of 48 that will jump up or down radically. The entire collection of banks is working well. I have had any problems yet, but this does worry me. Is this a blemished terminal thing? Or a greater problem? Thanks.
  • Post in thread: Where to get Class T Fuses

    Will check them out. I passed over then early on in this pursuit as their shipping is so much. Have you ordered lately? I ask, because my two attempts to order them elsewhere has been in vain as there seems to be supply shortages.
  • Post in thread: Where to get Class T Fuses

    Thanks for the input. I'll confirm the delay with my existing order at the one place. If my suspicion is correct, I'll be cancelling the order today and reaching out to Alte
  • Post in thread: Stripped threads on aluminum cell

    I just got 16 more cells. In one box, a thread from each was not threaded. Smooth inside, with no threading. Speaking to the seller now. The cells appear fine, just overlooked in the construction. I can just thread them myself with an M6 tap... right?
  • Post in thread: Where to get Class T Fuses

    There's a shortage. Hard to find.
  • Post in thread: Stripped threads on aluminum cell

    For sure.
  • Post in thread: Overwhelming batrium anxiety

    Can I inqurie as to why both the + AND -? Thanks
  • Post in thread: XW 6848 Pro running at 70hz!

    I had a firmware issue a while back. Mine was putting out 50HZ.
  • Post in thread: Where to get Class T Fuses

    This is horrible. No fuses anywhere. I acquired 3 200As but... My banks should have 250A fuses. If I used the 200s, my blue seas holders do t work. I can't even find holders for the 200a. Argggg! This is holding up my conversation from SLA banks.
  • Post in thread: Overwhelming batrium anxiety

    gotcha. I'm putting my system together now... sort of. 32 EVE280's just arrived today. I have a whole lot of Batrium ordered. Not sure when that's coming. I bought a 4-Pole Shunt Trip. Trying to figure out my plan. I want to leave room for expansion- figured I'd take each pack and go...
  • Post in thread: Where to get Class T Fuses

    Good call. I had not seen that source. The site said they have them, but I just got off the phone... 250s out of stock. I'm going to spend MORE money and purchase 200AMP fuse blocks (assuming they are in stock, they could not confirm it) Glad for the link for future projects. I learned...
  • Post in thread: Surge Arrestor for Washing Machine

    I'm off grid with two big Schneiders. I can say, my lean, energy efficent washer causes lights to flicker with every little surge. I only say this, because although these are crazy quick surges, they are the only surges that does this. No blinking lights with well pump, air conditioner, etc...
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