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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    @sandog Have you drawn up how things will look with the LFP and AGM on separate charging systems? Also what are you using to draw your diagrams? They have been done up nicely and may help others to use similar, as some diagrams are just horrible to try and read.
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    I have to agree that in a marine environment you should stick with Victron. I do not say this lightly but do you want to put your life in the hands in a non tier 1 product? Growatt is not a tier 1 product like Victron has shown itself to be. Will probably get some flames for that comment and I...
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    Still wonder @sandog if you are going to run your LFP and AGM in parallel as previously mentioned? Upgrading to the Wakespeed regulators is a positive regardless of the charge profile but wondering if this is a possible layout. Do not parallel the AGM banks and the LFP banks. Off each...
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    There is a show and tell thread over here @sandog . https://diysolarforum.com/threads/finished-boat-refit-eve-13-5-kwh-victron-rec-nordkyn-blue-sea.29937/ May be able to ask some questions about real life usage and benefits, but @svsagres basically summed up why you would want this integration...
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    What LiFePO4 Alt Reg are you specifying here? Would the LFP 2 stage charge profile here be charging the AGM batteries be an issue? Assuming this is a 2 stage charge profile.
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    Agree. Would think that while have seen many charge LFP with AGM charge profiles, the charging of the AGM batts by dedicated "chargers" would be more efficient and charge at the correct stages based on batt voltage. There is also a conversation over here talking about BMS's that communicate...
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    There are posts where others have done this. Have not done it myself as have not had to pull that much amperage. You should be able to find multiple instances and experts on the matter.
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    So think I may be tracking what you are doing now from a previous post. Are the thrusters 24v? Sounds like they are. You want to run 500amps through 2 250A DALY BMS's. I would want someone like @sunshine_eggo to chime in as to running that much power through FET based BMS reliably and often...
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    Stacked Panels with a slide out feature when parked.

    Like the idea of utilizing that unused space. Maybe if someone comes up with an awning using printed cells like the following, would not be as expensive or need as large a housing when rolled up. Maybe another 10 or so years from now. Aluminum printed cells
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    HELP PLEASE

    @JAGA II If you end up near Annapolis and need any components, suggest looking up PKYS. They are a marine electrical supplier. Do not think they sell SOC as they are a Victron dealer but other components may be found there. https://shop.pkys.com/About-Us_ep_52.html
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    Need a bit of help with system design/setup

    I too am confused on the initial comment of NOT building battery packs and then speaking about DALY BMS's. Not sure I want to venture on the high seas with high amperage DALY BMS's as my main source of power. I do agree going all Victron is a good idea as it is available worldwide and highly...
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    My first blueprint for 12V 400W camper setup. Anyone willing to check for mayor failures?

    Not that the quality is as good as an SOK but have you considered an Ampere Time 12V 200ah Plus that can output 200ah continuous. And is also less expensive. https://amperetime.com/products/ampere-time-12v-200ah-plus-lithium-lifepo4-battery
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    Source for Solar Panels in NJ?

    There is A1solar in Cranberry NJ. Never dealt with them but a possible option. https://a1solarstore.com/solar-panels.html?features_hash=33-10
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    Convert from FLA to LiFePo

    😅 ok escaped the wrath. I do have a question though about voltage and Battleborn's. I keep seeing them mentioned as the sweet spot is 14.4v. Do they have any issue with chargers that provide 14.6v? This is purely an informational question. Unless it's a marine situation where absolute rock...
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    Convert from FLA to LiFePo

    Now I am confused... hahah. I am not arguing or want to get into an argument. All I was saying is that an FLA/AGM/GEL profile could charge an FLA. If having a dedicated FLA profile with 14.6v bulk and 13.6v absorption is absolutely what you want to go with, there is a relatively inexpensive and...
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