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    Which power supply for Riden RD6018

    Klein makes some fine tools, yes Sir, I love that, but my chunky stingy behind can't more money on another as I have one similar. I am looking at this https://www.amazon.com/IWISS-IWS-5100A-Battery-Connectors-Crimping/dp/B07M5WKH5Y?th=1 as I have switched to open barrel lugs for smaller awg...
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    New PowerMax Lithium Series Converter/Chargers

    FYI: I charge my batts with max possible time in CC mode, What is the max amps of the Orion unit you have? For electric charging what is the max amps you are needing?
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    New PowerMax Lithium Series Converter/Chargers

    Op, I am on your side, I hate for you get burnt and learn the same lesson we have. 1. #9 in owner's manual clearly states that PowerMax remains in TRICKLE mode for ever, ever, ever [insert rap song] My apologies if I came out strong. But happiness comes from a predictable system, which will...
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    New PowerMax Lithium Series Converter/Chargers

    Op, Can you please enlighten us on the logic which this fine charger uses to STOP charging? When does it stop charging and what indication does it give to the end user that it has stopped charging?
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    New PowerMax Lithium Series Converter/Chargers

    Jimmy, bro, cancel your order and/or refuse delivery, whatever you can SEND IT BACK and get your money back pls. There is NO 2 switchable voltages, ALL LIES, All there is ONE pot which raises initial voltage and float voltage by the SAME amount. One word "Deception", See Op's own desc, this...
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    Which power supply for Riden RD6018

    John, thanks for the pics, can you show us how you crimp those on to the 10 awg wires? I will measure the resistance between the spade and other end of my wire, I am curious to figure out the source of the heat.
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    New PowerMax Lithium Series Converter/Chargers

    Guys, please AVOID any powermax products. I bought one and it is useless, the boost state is a TIMED event, pretty much a boat anchor for me. Powermax intentionally misrepresented how it charges. The new product looks like the old pig with new stickers and some lipstick. Get a MEANWELL PB or...
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    New RD6024 power supply?

    John, I use spades too with 12 awg wire or 10 awg wire, but with spades the connection/knob does not warm to hot over time, I keep my charge current around 12 amps
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    Which power supply for Riden RD6018

    Could it be that US ampere has more current than Chinese ampere, so in turn we have to use thicker wire for US amps vs Chinese amps?
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    Thread where people insult each other for the dopamine fix.

    Covid, Omni... why are we waisting our time with this fake virus? There are other real stuff that keeps me awake at night and franklely what should be keeping you awake at night too: "Alien Abduction" and not only being abducted in your sleep, how about the subsequent "Deep probing" by...
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    Thread where people insult each other for the dopamine fix.

    Deny reality, no problem, das ist gut, Butts you ain't gonna be around long and you WILL cost us taxpayers a bunch of money trying to keep you alive for an extra 96 hours per protocol. Most employers stopped offering long term if you don't vax.
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    Thread where people insult each other for the dopamine fix.

    Internet and health advice: 1. Did you know human body has 15 lb of toxic shite? for some this shite is located in the brain 2. Did you know human body burns 5 lb of fat overnight as you sleep... 3. [insert your fav youtube ad with important factual health info]
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    Disagreeing with a Youtuber - DC Breaker Safety Concerns

    If I use anything in my house/van/rv/camper/tent/outhouse It needs to be major brand and/or UL rated. This is for something that will be run 24/7 For items I use as a hobby for a few hours during camping/fishing, and handful of times a year, pass me your Aliexpress rejects :) I stopped...
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    Cycle a 48v LFE with a 100w Incandescent 110v light bulb?

    Agree, I am a tree hugger, I acquired this 48v battery early in summer, I waited to do this now when it is 20F outside, so the heat/light will augment my heating and will not be wasted. I use to use a fan but the tribe complained of the noise and the draw was too little.
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    New RD6024 power supply?

    John, I did, just the unit. 1. Banana plugs - Please don't buy the junk they sell everywhere INCLUDING amazing amazon, Hirschmann brand banana plugs are good quality, pricey but rated for 30A. https://www.automotiveconnectors.com/hirschmann-banana-plug-4mm-60v-30a-red.html Can someone find...
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    Cycle a 48v LFE with a 100w Incandescent 110v light bulb?

    I charged the dead cells back up slowly to nominal and then charged the entire battery up a bit, BH suggests that we cycle these 3 to 4 times to get them going again. Yes, the cells will have REDUCED capacity. ok I will be need discharge them at around 5 amps, that will be around 200 watt...
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    Which power supply for Riden RD6018

    Dave, I have meanwell chargers for my serious stuff, The RD is just to play with. Look up the new mean well charge lines, I have a bunch of OLD PB model, PB = I can't adjust the voltage, But new line of charger, you can adjust/fine tune the output voltage. 6 awg wire in a banana? how big is...
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    I need a torque wrench or two. Which is your favorite or favorites for solar applications?

    I have this for my scopes and other light stuff, works good and for the price, Wheeler Firearm Gun FAT Torque Wrench https://www.amazon.com/Firearms-Accurizing-Measurement-Gunsmithing-Maintenance/dp/B09NDQ5945
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    Which power supply for Riden RD6018

    Yes, it will MELT if you use the spade connectors with the 16 awg cables (guessing) that came with it, I crimped 12 awg and 10 awg beefy spades and they still warmed up. Looking around I found that you need to use a BANANA plug, The 6024 mentions this overtly. Any clue what diameter banana...
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    What is this connector for "FETSW"

    it is a common port BMS so does still have charge FETs? the entire BMS below:
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    I need a torque wrench or two. Which is your favorite or favorites for solar applications?

    For wires/nuts/connector? what is the torque range you need?
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    What is this connector for "FETSW"

    I took apart a JBD non-smart BMS too take a peek at the guts. Any clue what the FETSW connector is for?
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    Which power supply for Riden RD6018

    Welcome to the forum, I was looking forward to that PS, I picked one up already. Yeah, make sure you post per forum rules for Corps. You guys a HUGE following in USA, why not ship this stuff locally and pass on the savings to us? Also, maybe RD can hook us with a UL rated 60v 900w ish PS.
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    Will got a new French Canadian friend...

    Welcome to the forum, when I cross over, I usually take the Bi-lingual lane at the Bridge and try out my French, few times I have been asked to speak Englisch. :cool:
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    Xantrex Prosine 2.0 - use as a LiFEPO4 Charger

    Make sure you monitor the charge cycle the first time and confirm the voltages.
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    Cycle a 48v LFE with a 100w Incandescent 110v light bulb?

    I bought one of those 48v LFE batteries with dead cells from BH, I need to cycle the battery but I don't have any 48v inverter. Could I use a regular 110v 100w table lamp with an old style incandescent bulb to discharge it?
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    BYD 24v battery packs

    Wow, Sir you overdid it, I vote Will sends him an autographed crimper or something for his effort. What is the weight of the unit all said and done?
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    Experiences charging LFP from alternator WITHOUT a DC-DC charger

    This spring, I will use my LFPs to run a small microwave in my van. My plan Vehicle Battery 60A connection > 12V inverter (160w) > 100w 12v 120v Charger > LFP battery. Why? I already have the above and I won't have to by anything new. DC > AC > DC conversion loses will be there but for my...
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    Xantrex Prosine 2.0 - use as a LiFEPO4 Charger

    Sure, Pls look at the PDF in post #1, l 1. In xantrex pick preset charge Algorithm 18, make sure in YOUR unit it matches the voltage for each stage, basically you want a low FLOAT voltage. 13.2 will be fine. Done that's all there is to it.
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    54v 1kw Power Supplies

    I have ONE generic el cheapo PS, after reading here and other RC sites, I am inclining towards server/network PS which output 48v or greater. 2 reasons: 1. value 2. reliability $20 ish my budget for a 1kw 48v PS. I have some HP 1kw 12v PS which I picked up for $15, the max I can get out of...
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    18650's - best supplier?

    Pls don't too many points of failure, I would go with value source of 300 ah (ish) lifepo4 cells,
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    Building a CPAP battery backup

    Few years back before LIFEPO4 came into my life, I used an AGM 90ah batt, heavy mother... but I could sleep 3 nights (sleep 6 hours too ) and still have a bunch left over.
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    Building a CPAP battery backup

    The only thing I would suggest is to use a ring connector to the battery if you are connecting directly to battery.
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    54v 1kw Power Supplies

    Early in the year you guys helped me out in picking PS etc. In a thread someone mentioned Cisco routers etc using high voltage power supplies. He posted a link to one on ebay, I bought one. Well this PS is BIG and loud. Not dinging the suggestion, I might use it someday for Induction coil...
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    Peak hour Grid - All-in-One which one?

    ah, I see, they call it "Peak Shaving", Time of use and other smarty names. I see the price of Solark 5k is $4k plus, phew, So UL rated ones will be in this price range? Sol-Ark 5K All-In-One Solar Generator System Grid Tied Mode, Meter Zero, Time of Use, Smart Load, Peak Shaving. Can...
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