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  • I am wanting to do shore 50a/240volt phases A and B with solar power on A going down the road or boondock. Do i just turn off inverter? Will my Lithium batteries overcharge? My solar panels are 2400w total. Is there an ATS that will stayon shorepower until youpull the plug?
    This might be nothing. But I'm new to the solar scene, and was being cautious of cheap panels from what I've seen during my research. I'm happy to see my Renogy panels outperform their rated stats. 426W from 4X100W mono panels.

    Thanks heaps Will. You were, BY FAR, the most informative and helpful. Once I found your YT channel, my questions were all answered.
    I have a ep ever 40 amp MT 50 controller. two 170 ah big batteries. how do I set the controller to correctly charge batteries when parallel wired?
    If I am using a 370amp high output alternator to charge a battery bank of 3 - 400ah 12V LiFePO4 batteries, can I do it without using a DC to DC charger or do I really need the DC to DC charger to prevent the alternator from overheating and or prevent shortening the life of my LiFePO4 batteries?
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    Also if I decide to go with a A2B (alternator to battery) charger to protect my 370a alternator should I go with a 210a A2B or 400a A2B?
    I am planning out my next solar system for the next truck camper I plan to buy using a 24v or 48v Growatt all in one that Will has been recommending. I would truly be grateful for any feedback on my plans for this system attached. Thanks!

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    I am looking for a multiple BMS configuration so that I can monitor all 16 cells of a 12-volt system. I want a main BMS with all the bells and whistles to control the parameters of the four groups of cells and then 4 cheaper BMS's, one for each of the 4 groups just to tell me the cell voltages. Is this possible?
    Hi Will. I am new to solar and am putting together a off grid cabin and solar. I am planning a system around 48v all in 1 either Growatt or MPP Solar, lifepo4 assembled battery pack and a roof mounted solar array. My question is there a way to use the extra power generated from the solar arrays to power a water heater to preheat water for my hot water heater.
    I set off today to buy the bits to build 100ah 12v battery with BMS, spoke with Basen, and a couple of others.. shipping to UK... that's a no.

    Disappointed!
    Here's a strange question! If you have a battery bank hooked in parallel (3 B.B), here the question. If I have my charge controller hooked to +(1st) and -(3rd) batteries, does a secondary battery charger need to be hooked in the exact pattern or can I hook +(3rd) and -(1st) batteries?
    I was discussing residential solar with my nephew. He is looking at storage options so he can use his solar production in peak hours and grid during off peak hours. I mentioned LiFePO4 batteries. He said he has been researching Vanadium Redox systems from Australia and NZ. Are you familiar with VR and if so how do you think it potentially compares to LiFePO4?
    Hey Will,
    Wondered if you were interested is showing us how to setup a REC-Active BMS with a WakeSpeed regulator for a 12 volt system using a Nations 280V aux. alternator ? I know of several guys trying to do this and having lots to problems that need to be solved.
    HI WILL MISS UR UTUBE PRESENCE. SOME GUYS AT THE FORD DELASHIP ASKED HOW I LEARD TO DO ALL THAT WIRING AND CIRCUITS AND STUFF. I POINTED THEM IN UR DIRECTION. UR VIDS HELPED ME FIN ISH MY SYSTEM. ITS NOT PRETTY BUT IT WORKS. : ) APPRCIATE UR EFFORTS STAY SAFE! ALLAAHU AKBAR!
    How do I add a Battle Born battery to my Ecoflo Delta? and what else do I need to purchase? Does this make sense? I know I can add another Eco flow but just looking at.......More Power....
    Thank you
    Joe
    in 2013, I put together a small pole mounted solar array of 5 100 watt panels, a Xantrex Pro 2000 watt inverter and a Schneider C-35 Amp charge controller with a bank of 6 Duracell Deep Cycle Marine 12 Volt Batteries to power my freezer in case of a power outage. Batteries have wore out and died.
    Can I salvage any part of this system? What changes do I need to make/purchase? I need help.
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    Replace the batteries and keep all the rest of the system. You might get Deep Cycle batteries again, which will likely last only 6 years again. Lithium cost more money but last a long time. Look at Wills Resources or DIY Solar Blueprints and get the batteries he recommends. Lithium should last about 5000 cycles, so if you're only waiting for power outages your Li batteries might last 20 +years?
    Hi, I am building a 16 Fortune cell 400Ah, 12 volt battery. I am looking for a very reliable BMS. Has anyone used the REC-BMS? Any recommendations are welcome.
    Hi Will! I saw the YouTube review on the new ENERGIZER 240wh LiFePO4 MPPT Solar Generator by HOBO Tech, but I want to hear your expert opinion. It may be as good or better than Jackery 240, but I want the JE300, which is out of stock till Dec.? Maybe this Energizer is a viable/better option? Please review & let us know; Thank you!
    Mr. Prowse

    My name is Brandon. I'm located in Kentucky: Daviess Co area.

    Can i put x2 Renogy hybrid gel batteries in the house. They will be in the utility room next to the back door. I tried to put the complete post but would not let me for i have more questions i want to ask you. I have read your book many times and you are person that has lots of knowledge.
    Has our group been hacked? For the last few days, my email has been bombarded with these notices. When I click on them, I get the Opps not found messages. Anyway, I thought I would bring it to your attention.

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