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Old 03-15-2016, 04:41 PM   #29
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I have the Magnum Hybrid running Elite Power Solutions Lithiums (2-200ah packs). Magnum works great with the Lithiums. Xantrex still does not approve Lithium usage, at least according to their website. Elite BMS controls the cells and the over/under voltage disconnect relays.
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I have the Magnum Hybrid running Elite Power Solutions Lithiums (2-200ah packs). Magnum works great with the Lithiums. Xantrex still does not approve Lithium usage, at least according to their website. Elite BMS controls the cells and the over/under voltage disconnect relays.
i know another person besides you is using elite bms. hers does very well. magnum ms/msh series are all compatible with lithium, because they are fully configurable. so is xantrex hfs2000w. that was the very reason i looked at that one initially.

lithium has huge advantages over other types, but it could become mainstream only after a big industry-wide price reduction.
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i know another person besides you is using elite bms. hers does very well. magnum ms/msh series are all compatible with lithium, because they are fully configurable. so is xantrex hfs2000w. that was the very reason i looked at that one initially.

lithium has huge advantages over other types, but it could become mainstream only after a big industry-wide price reduction.
Amen to that one! My son is hunting the idea of getting battery packs from crashed cars and using them. I am not at the knowledge level, or financial position to go that route at this time. Tempted? You bet.

Doug (my son) is using some sort of a heater cord to keep his converted truck batteries warm in cold weather. This stuff is self regulating to 68* if I recall. He is pleased with the results.

It is good to know that the Magnum will do Lithium charging successfully. This side topic has given me a bit of hope, a small glimmer of light, for lithium's in my battery bay some day.

Thanks for the info. Happy trails.

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glad to hear your son is doing that, and using heater core to keep the batts warm .

lithium in rv application is easier than in ev. in rv, we are using low voltage high amps, while ev is using high voltage (about 400v) with a little current. ev users have more challenges than us on handling charging and balancing etc. since he is using it in ev, it would be a piece of cake for him to do it for you, setting-up wise.

best of luck, hope he'll do it for you sooner
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glad to hear your son is doing that, and using heater core to keep the batts warm .

lithium in rv application is easier than in ev. in rv, we are using low voltage high amps, while ev is using high voltage (about 400v) with a little current. ev users have more challenges than us on handling charging and balancing etc. since he is using it in ev, it would be a piece of cake for him to do it for you, setting-up wise.

best of luck, hope he'll do it for you sooner
Yea. That ev voltage, if not handled with respect, can ruin a guys day. Now for arc welding, the good 'ol 12v system works just fine. lol

I'll shoot him a email and see what he thinks about doing this. I really don't have $$$ but I do need to look into replacing the AGM's in the not too distant future. I just wonder if the life-cycles of the recovered LI batts will justify the $.

When I know what I am doing I'll post.

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Do you feed any of that solar power back when hooked to shore power at home? Any grid tie?
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Do you feed any of that solar power back when hooked to shore power at home? Any grid tie?
we are full timers no grid tie on the road . but if you have a grid tie system, while parking next to your home, theoretically you can backfeed as electricity is electricity and no reason to waste it.
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