Can I use my old SCC on a LiFePO4 bank? Should I?

carolinabigfoot

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I'm trying to switch from fla to lifepo4 batteries. My old CC is a Morningstar PS-30M Gen2. It is not programable.
It has 3 built-in charging profiles, fla, sla and gel. After some digging I was able to find its spec sheet on the
internet. This is what it says:

BATTERY SETPOINTS (@ 25°C)
Gel Sealed Flooded
• LVD 11.4 11.4 11.4
• LVD reconnect 12.6 12.6 12.6
• PWM regulation 14.0 14.15 14.4
• Float 13.7 13.7 13.7
• Equalization N/A 14.35 14.9/15.1
• HVD (solar) 15.2 15.2 15.2
• HVD (load) 15.3 15.3 15.3

(My battery bank is 24V and these numbers are clearly talking about the CC being in 12V mode, but I assume that it would behave in an
equivalent manner for 24V, with the numbers roughly doubled. Same pattern.)

Are any of those preset programs useable for lifepo4? If yes, what kind of job would they do managing the bank in a good way.
I would like to get a long life out of my batteries.

Sorry that the columns with the numbers are a pain to read. It looks way more organized before posting (???).
 
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