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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-19-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By cottersay
Angry Thanks Harry -- I've already tried these settings...

Thanks Harry -- I've already tried these settings with no joy!
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 07-19-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By cottersay
Question Victron SmartBMV battery monitor resetting to 100%!

When my two 100Ah Battle Born batteries in my RV reach 30% SOC, I charge them up with my 2000W generator. However, when I begin the charge, the BMV 712 immediately reads 100% SOC on my phone. Why? ...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-27-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Mostly by using the emergency hand cranks. I...

Mostly by using the emergency hand cranks. I first cranked in the huge slide, then slowly and exhaustingly cranked up and down (I have stabilizer bars) the front jack*, then I got lucky and the pull...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-26-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Yes, I even had a high-altitude jet kit in the...

Yes, I even had a high-altitude jet kit in the generator's carburetor, but it wasn't high-altitudey enough (max 6000 feet). I have now ordered a higher altitude kit, but none of them are rated to go...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-23-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
The battery monitor is an absolute must if you...

The battery monitor is an absolute must if you boondock, as you'll be surprised (more like shocked) at how quickly even Lithium's are depleted, leaving you with your pants down. (Like I was at...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-22-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
chuckbear hit the nail on the head; all I needed...

chuckbear hit the nail on the head; all I needed was to "refresh" the BMV's settings -- a full factory reset. After the reset, I then entered all of the proper Lithium parameters, and so far so...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-22-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Thanks SVK, but I have my Efficiency setting at...

Thanks SVK, but I have my Efficiency setting at 99%.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-22-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Thanks chuckbear, but I set it up exactly as...

Thanks chuckbear, but I set it up exactly as specified for BattleBorn lithium batteries.
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-22-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Thanks Persistent, but what looks like a ground...

Thanks Persistent, but what looks like a ground to the battery box is actually a floating spst battery switch. I should have marked it in the photo!
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-21-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Both the BB batteries and the Victron monitor are...

Both the BB batteries and the Victron monitor are only about two years old, so I never experienced the Victron with anything but the BattleBorns...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-21-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Thanks GPCPL, that cleared the app's History!

Thanks GPCPL, that cleared the app's History!
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-21-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Thanks, guys! When I unplug from shore power...

Thanks, guys!

When I unplug from shore power the batteries are fully charged, even though SOC may read 13% or less.

When I charge the batteries while boondocking with my portable gas generator...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-20-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
No, not a one...

No, not a one...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-20-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Hi twinboat, I have the setup exactly like...

Hi twinboat,

I have the setup exactly like this, with the negative out of the shunt going directly to chassis ground:
...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-20-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,286
Posted By cottersay
Question Victron BMV 712 Smart battery monitor WTH?

I have the Victron BMV 712 Smart battery monitor (with two 100Ah BattleBorn Lithiums), and the monitor works great when boondocking, but not on shore power. The readouts then make no sense: State...
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