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Old 01-16-2019, 09:48 AM   #113
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Don, please enlighten us LifeBlue newbs on the path to this screen! I have the batteries and the app but definitely do not have access to this screen that I am aware of.

Here's the step by step procedure to access the cell voltages and to rename your LiFeBlue Battery.

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For Cell Voltage monitor
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
2. Login Dialog above the red line to open keyboard.
3. Enter the Login password 1,2,3,4 and press Confirm. This will display each cell voltage and 8 different alarms status.
4. Touch the main screen to exit.

For Renaming the battery
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
2. Touch above the red line to open keyboard.
3. Enter the Login password 5,6,7,8 and press Confirm.
4. Touch above the red line to open keyboard.
5. Type in the name you desire.
6. Press Confirm.
Note: After renaming, you must close the App and reopen to see the new name.


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For Cell Voltage monitor
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
Enter the password 1,2,3,4 in Login Dialog and press Confirm.
Press Battery Information to display each cell voltage and 8 different alarms status.
4. Touch the main screen to exit.

For Renaming the battery
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
Enter the password 5,6,7,8 in Login Dialog and press Confirm.
Press Rename Device.
4. Type in the name you desire.
6. Press Confirm.
Note: After renaming, you must close the App and reopen it to see the new name.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:52 PM   #114
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Here's the step by step procedure to access the cell voltages and to rename your LiFeBlue Battery.

Android
For Cell Voltage monitor
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
2. Login Dialog above the red line to open keyboard.
3. Enter the Login password 1,2,3,4 and press Confirm. This will display each cell voltage and 8 different alarms status.
4. Touch the main screen to exit.

For Renaming the battery
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
2. Touch above the red line to open keyboard.
3. Enter the Login password 5,6,7,8 and press Confirm.
4. Touch above the red line to open keyboard.
5. Type in the name you desire.
6. Press Confirm.
Note: After renaming, you must close the App and reopen to see the new name.


IOS
For Cell Voltage monitor
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
Enter the password 1,2,3,4 in Login Dialog and press Confirm.
Press Battery Information to display each cell voltage and 8 different alarms status.
4. Touch the main screen to exit.

For Renaming the battery
1. Press the 3 dots on the bottom right of your Basic Info screen.
Enter the password 5,6,7,8 in Login Dialog and press Confirm.
Press Rename Device.
4. Type in the name you desire.
6. Press Confirm.
Note: After renaming, you must close the App and reopen it to see the new name.
Thanks Larry, most appreciated sir.
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:21 AM   #115
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I'm bringing this back to the top for the reason that I posted that when hooking up the generator it would auto charge at 13.6v in float stage. Others posted that they would hit equalize button to get the higher voltage.
Here is how you can get to go into bulk and follow your preset settings.
This is with the Magnum Me-arc.
Once the display starts to show charging press the CRTL button, toggle to 02 screen "multi stage", press the select button and scroll to the "start Bulk", press select. You are now charging in Bulk.
It only took 3.5+ years to learn this. Maybe others knew this but incase not.

Here are totals from the system fulltime travel living off the solar/ lfp. Still going strong
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This is a very old thread . Glad to see your harvest chart, bet you have got your money back .

I didn't need to do anything manually, it charges up by itself. My settings on the Magnum remote are -

04 Battery type -- CC/CV
Max Aps - 200
Charge volts -- 13.8
End charge -- DC
DoneAmps - 20
Max time -- 8
Recharge -- 13.3

It keeps charging at 13.8v with "Constant voltage" after bulk, until either time out or the charge current drops to 20a (basically it's full). Try if this works for you.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:26 AM   #117
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Yes it has paid for itself in many ways and financially is certainly one of them even though there are some that claim having solar on an rv is a losing proposition. For our fulltime lifestyle living off solar/ LFP batteries the numbers don't lie.
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:44 PM   #118
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This is the tally of your annual harvested energy in kw:
2016 - 893
2017 - 1521
2018 - 1395
2019 - 1255
Total - 5064 (kw)
In SF bay area, the simplified plan standard rate is about $.24/kw. If your area has a similar rate, 5064 x .24 = 1215, that'll be how much you have made so far, not counting you went boondocking how much you have saved on mortgage or rent.

I noticed your annual kws have a downward trending. Is that because of panel degradation?
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The lower #s are from where we are staying. 2017 we did Montana, Wyoming, Utah and made an effort to be always facing with the perfect direction for power production.

In 2018, 2019 during the late spring, summer, early fall we found some pretty private locations in the NF (UT, SD) which had more shade on the panels for maybe half the day cutting down production. Between the LFP batteries and being over paneled some never was lacking power just wasn't able to turn the fridge over all day like in 2017.

Jan, Feb, Mar are good comparisons because they are months in the same areas in AZ and the #s are fairly equal for each year.

I posted this awhile ago about the return on investment (if you want to call it that), before installing solar and fulltiming a couple years staying in rv parks and traveling it averaged $25 a day over that period of time. Since the solar was installed we have boondocked 1,300 days. 1,300 x $25= $32,500, minus $10,000 for the solar/ LFP install cost, that's still $22,500 that stayed in our pocket instead of an rv park.
We're not done yet traveling/ boondocking so the # will keep increasing.
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Alright, that makes a lot of sense.
Go solar!
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Yes it has paid for itself in many ways and financially is certainly one of them even though there are some that claim having solar on an rv is a losing proposition. For our fulltime lifestyle living off solar/ LFP batteries the numbers don't lie.
Could not agree more.
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