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Safe handling of Lithium Batteries

You have to handle Lithium Batteries carefully to avoid accidental short circuits, the consequences of dropping a wrench on the terminals could be disastrous.
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Alternator Charging Lithium

 


           How to not blow up your alternator
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Testing your Lithium Ion battery system

When you have completed your lithium battery system you need to take if for an extended test drive so that you understand fully that it works the way it was designed. Don't assume it works, try it out.
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Lithium Battery Installation - example from Sailbits.Com



This is to introduce an article written by one of our customers about his experiences installing a Lithium Battery System on his Beneteau
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Demo Lithium Battery System - the details




I made a Lithium Battery System on a mobile cart to use as a demonstration and to take to the Annapolis Boat Show. This article is about the details of how it was put together and why, and includes all the various settings used.
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Demo Lithium Battery System

Lithium Battery System Demo

I'm building a complete Lithium Battery System as a demo to take to the Annapolis Boat Show.  As I build the system I will be writing about it in this blog post. So check back again as this post will change from day to day.  The entire installation will be online on the Victron VRM Portal and you will be able to check in and see the state of charge and useage statistics.......
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Victron Data Cabling

CCGX Rear ViewThis article shows the back view of the Color Control GX and shows all the connections that are possible and how they are used. Even if the Color Control GX is not used it is a good explanation of how the Victron system goes together
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lithium Batteries

I spend so much of my time answering questions about Lithium Batteries that I decided to put some of the most common questions here for all to see. This is an ongoing project so check back again to see more. I apologize for the randomness of it but when I have enough written I will try to sort them by category
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A comparison of Victron 24 volt Lithium Batteries

Its a bit confusing that there are three different types of Victron 24 volt Lithium batteries and this article attempts to explain the difference between them.
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24 Volt Lithium Battery Layout

This is a sample labout prepared for a catamaran with a 24 volt electrical system.
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Using Victron Energy equipment with other brands of Lithium Ion batteries

Victron Energy offers a suite of equipment for use with their own brand of Lithium Ion batteries. Can that same equipment be used with other brands of batteries? See here what works and what doesnt.......
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Update the firmware in your Smart Lithium Ion Battery and get built-in low temperature protection

The latest version of the Victron Connect App has a firmware update for Victron Smart Lithium Ion batteries that allows you to set their low temperature "allow to charge" parameters.
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Camper van project using Victron 24 volt Lithium batteries

This 2017 Dodge Promaster 3500 Van has been tricked out for boondocking and is loaded with solar panels and a Victron Lithium Iron Phosphate battery system with all the trimmings all supplied by PKYS
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Programming your Balmar alternator regulator for Lithium Ion batteries

The Balmar MC-614-H alternator regulator comes with a built-in program for Lithium Ion batteries but it needs to be adjusted to suit Victron's specifications
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Adding an alternator to your lithium battery setup

A discussion on the best way to incorporate an alternator into a Lithium-Ion battery setup
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Sizing your Lithium Ion Battery bank

A discussion on how to select a suitable size battery bank when contemplating an upgrade to Lithium Ion Batteries
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Demo Lithium Battery System Comparison to AGM

How much does it costDemo Lithium Battery System Comparison to AGM Batteries
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What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank

What happens when I have multiple charge sources charging a single battery bank? I get this question asked almost every day. "I have a battery charger, an alternator, and solar panels charging the same battery. Does it get overcharged?" Here are some thoughts on the subject.....
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