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RE: For BFL13 et al... FLA vs AGM vs Li vs heated Li

You can get 280 cells fairly cheap add a bms and no soldering needed. You have better help at diysolarforum.com and lot of reading on this subject and everything else speculated in this thread. Need warming pads for cool weather there is section there for that and a good thread going on now. Thanks for the link, lots of great info. :C
prairie camper 03/04/21 09:09am Tech Issues
RE: For BFL13 et al... FLA vs AGM vs Li vs heated Li

I have read all the posts in this thread with great interest. Up until the last few posts I was going to ask if anyone has built there own 12 v 100 amp hr LiFePO4 battery. I wasn’t even aware that it was possible until watching a YouTube a few days ago. Apparently it is possible to assemble a lithium battery pack at different levels of complexity, from spot welding the individual cells together to buying already assembled cell packs. It would seem to me that assembling already assembled cell packs adding a bms soldering the connections placing it all into a container would not be all that difficult, saving hundreds of dollars. Has anyone done this??
prairie camper 03/03/21 08:00am Tech Issues
RE: RV Ferry cost to Vancouver Island?

I plugged in details of 51 feet long and 13 ft height from horseshoe bay Vancouver to Nanaimo on Vancouver island . It came up with ~$300 cdn one way. All subject to change, hope this helps.:)
prairie camper 02/28/21 01:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Victron BMS 712 ?

Is that from experience ? It would lose some value for me as I would like to monitor batteries in sub zero temps . Not sure who the question is directed too. As I stated before I leave all electronics in the trailer all year long. I check battery charge level approximately once a week on the trimetric it works fine, I also have the smart battery sense from Victron which relays temp directly from the battery box to the charge controller about 8-10 feet away. Everything works fine and displays fine. I should also mention the charge controller is Bluetooth and I can check battery, temperature and solar panels from inside my house. Trailer is near house in driveway. The only issue I have is after a snowfall I have to sweep the snow off the panels as they are flat mounted on roof. And even that if snowing for a few days I don’t clean off the panels until snowfall quits. I hope this helps your decision making. I also wrote to victron about the same concerns you have regarding the operating temperature. This was a few years ago and if I remember correctly the reply was the specs are what they where tested to but would work beyond that. They told me to google electronics and cold temperature operation to ease my mind, electronics don’t mind cold it’s heat that can harm.
prairie camper 01/31/21 03:21pm Truck Campers
RE: Victron BMS 712 ?

I leave my batteries 2x6 volt, Victron charge controller, bogart battery monitor display, and television/entertainment system all in our trailer all winter for last 4-5 years with no problems and having temps go as low as -40C.
prairie camper 01/29/21 07:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Just a little road trip....

Anarchist Summit yesterday...Osoyoos in view. https://i.imgur.com/nZHHXvZ.jpg]https://i.imgur.com/nZHHXvZ.jpg Gary Been down that hill a few times going westbound towing our fifth in the summer time always a little pucker factor and extremely relieved when we get to the bottom. I can’t imagine what it must be like in the winter if the road isn’t perfect. Awesome view from the top. Have a good trip, stay safe.
prairie camper 01/18/21 05:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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