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    12 volt in series or 24 volt batteries for 24 volt system?

    I currently have a 24 volt system with 8 Trojan L16RE batteries which are due for relacement. I plan on replacing the bank with LiFePo4 batteries. I see that the lithium batteries are offered in 12 and 24 volt options. Is there any reason to use 12v batteries in series if there's a 24v battery...
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    Battery bank replacement: drop-in LiFePo vs diy

    You're replacing a fla bank?
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    Battery bank replacement: drop-in LiFePo vs diy

    Funny you say that, my wife was just expressing her skepticism last night while I was touting the savings.
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    Battery bank replacement: drop-in LiFePo vs diy

    The Trojans lasted 10 years, and are still going though with a noticeably reduced capacity. Seems to be around 40% of what they were when new. They performed well- we're entirely off-grid here in upstate NY, and have a family of 4 so electric use is moderate (showers, internet, tv, washer, etc.)...
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    Battery bank replacement: drop-in LiFePo vs diy

    My current bank composed of 8 Trojan L16RE fla batteries is due for replacement, and other than the financial savings I'm curious what the differences, pros, cons, etc., are for a diy LiFePo4 set vs a drop in replacement. Specifically, I'm looking at RELiON's batteries as far as a drop-in...
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    Lithium battery recommendations

    I'm noticing that I should've posted my original question in the General Battery discussion. Not sure how or if I can even move it there.
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    Lithium battery recommendations

    That's the question I'm struggling with at the moment. I've just begun to inform myself about LiFePo4 batteries and was immediately confronted with the possibility of building cells, which has an enormous appeal, financially speaking. The installer I've worked with in the past uses Relion drop...
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    Lithium battery recommendations

    I need to replace my current fla battery set and am interested in having a look at lithium batteries for a replacement. Are there any recommendations for manufacturers of lithium batteries for off-grid solar use with a good track record and customer service? Relion was recommended to me but...
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    New house and phantom load from arc-fault circuits

    There's 7 afci circuits, along with several separate gfci outlets that are on standard circuits. No transformers and nothing plugged in.
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    New house and phantom load from arc-fault circuits

    Thanks for the replies. By hold the inverter I'm referring to keeping it from going into its "sleep" or "search" mode. I have no ac loads drawing power, so my inverter typically is in sleep/search mode. In the new house there's nothing but wiring and outlets - no furnace, doorbell, appliances of...
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    New house and phantom load from arc-fault circuits

    Hello, New here and not certain this is the correct forum for this question. I just wired the new house I've built next door to my cabin and am experiencing a .3 amp draw, I believe, from the arc-fault circuits. It's enough to hold the inverter when there's otherwise no ac draw. In my current...
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