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  1. RVLiFe

    Best practice for cleaning and protecting connections?

    After designing my system and making all connections, I’m concerned that I don’t have proper and safe connections for longevity. All my connections are with new lugs but I didn’t sand them down or clean them in any way. I just crimped them and torqued to specs and called it a day. What is...
  2. RVLiFe

    Basic setup but no need for more ATM

    Just finished installing a basic system in my Grand Design 337RLS. I have basic needs and didn't need a $10,000 system with a bunch of Battle Born batteries. My system consists of the following components for a 12V system. 1-206Ah 12V SOK Battery 3-200 Watt Rich Solar 12V PV panels 1-Victron...
  3. RVLiFe

    Have I lost 20% of my new batteries capacity?

    I have a new 206Ah SOK battery. It has recently started to exhibit what appears as voltage drop. Is this normal or should I be concerned. SOK says it’s normal and sometimes happens. Sometimes? I charged it to 14.6V 44hours ago. I have a small parasitic draw on it due to my RV’s leveling...
  4. RVLiFe

    Victron BMV-712 and SmartShunt update

    Victron has released a beta firmware which will now log 45 days worth of data in the trends tab. This was the biggest thing missing with this device and finally makes it worth the money. No more loosing data when you leave the app or having to necessarily purchase a GX device or a raspberry pi...
  5. RVLiFe

    Rich solar exceeding voltage capabilities?

    Rich solar has a 200 Watt solar kit. I’m looking at the 800 watt kit in particular. https://richsolar.com/products/800-watt-solar-kit-with-40a-mppt-controller Something seems very wrong with this setup. Wouldn’t 800 watts in series produce over 100V and damage the controller? Can their SCC...
  6. RVLiFe

    SOK Battery speedy delivery!

    Ordered a 206Ah SOK on June 16th. It arrived on the 25th! I haven’t been able to charge it or test it but I’m looking forward to it! Min was great with my questions but I do wish they would put a Q&A on their website. They would probably sell more batteries if they address all the simple...
  7. RVLiFe

    Charging lithium via 7 pin wiring harness

    My 2018 GMC 3500HD Duramax has the 7 pin wiring harness that provides a trickle charge to my 5th wheel battery while I’m driving. It works great for lead acid and AGM batteries. Should I disconnect this wire if I replace the RV battery with a lithium battery? I assume it’s providing about...
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