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    Power systems (fuel) - help me decide

    Did it on our trailer but it has only been tested down to 10F so far. I'm hoping to get it down lower this year. All Upunor PEX water lines are slopped toward the low point drains. Valves for the low point drains are in heated space with the PEX running out the bottom. Tanks (2-90gal) are...
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    Lithium auxiliary battery and cold weather charging

    Xantrex has a heated battery as well. The Relion heater is 10 amps for a 100Ah battery. It would be nice if they provided the Ah needed to keep the battery above 30F at a specific temp, say 0F... but maybe they don't want to do that. Guess one could stick it in a freezer and give it a go.
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    Lithium auxiliary battery and cold weather charging

    When we use to have a battery compartment and the sun was on that side of the trailer I measured the inside temp at 102F
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    Sprinter 4WD Conversion Idea, GMT-800 IFS.

    1/32" cutoff wheels will make things easier... also great for splitting tac welds cutting the floor panel and aluminum. Sorry don't know your experience with grinders so I'll add...... Be careful not to stress the center of the wheel or you'll have I've seen pcs stuck in the wall 20' away...
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    Lithium auxiliary battery and cold weather charging

    Here's a thread on it. https://community.victronenergy.com/questions/2752/cut-solar-charging-in-cold-weather.html For batteries in a vehicle it would be nice to have more than 1 (top of the battery) place to pick up the temp and an insulated box will require cooling in the summer.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    I needed 4 MRBF..... didn't want to spend the $$ Max voltage on a 187 is 48VDC. It will work on the output. If your going with a 69V Panasonic panel you'll need a BlueSea A series breaker or Midnight Solar breaker. https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/14/29/Circuit_Breakers/A-Series...
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    The MEGA fuses bolted to the terminals protect the bank(s) from a catastrophic failure. No reason to use a MRBF
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    I use switching breakers on the input and output. These protect the wire and will disconnect the power so the controller can be removed whithout shutting the system down.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    I'll use plastic battery boxes but I drill holes in the bottom of the box.....seen too many batteries submerged in water
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    Fuse bolted to batt terminal.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    If venting for heat/hydrogen isn't nessary then there's no reason to enclose battery(s). I worked on system that have battery rooms with the batteries sitting on shelves or lined up on the floor. Some have rubber/vinyl boots protecting the terminals others don't.
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    I agree. The weight and size are the big advantages. Efficency also when charging by engine/generator but I've not found it so with solar. Mind you our solar is oversized compared to the loads. I disagree with switching it to another vehicle. When it come time to change there will be new/better...
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    Victron Energy: Alternator/Solar Charging - LFP Battery System

    $3.5k-$4k, Ouch. What items did you drop to get to FLA at $2k-$2.5? Would the FLA system need a sealed vented battery box?
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    4GA cable question

    Using it as much as possible will fill wire runs a knock outs quickly. Fore example 2- #10 (30amps) wires in a duplex cable take the same amount of space. In addition to what DaveinDenver says...careful the weight/tension of the wire does not cause screws to back out. I've used 4ga to #10...
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    Tent heating ideas for winter camping?

    I don't know why people think CO doen't have an affect because they haven't died. People should think of CO like it is VOCs, cigarette smoke or asbestos. As these types of heaters get dirty with age the CO increases. At the bottom is a comment that was made on this video...
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