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    Odyssey (or general Battery) Maintenance Charging

    Check this out: If you read thru it, you will find some very important battery charging info: https://www.odysseybattery.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/US-ODY-TM.pdf
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    Odyssey (or general Battery) Maintenance Charging

    Could be failure to recharge the battery to 100% SOC at least weekly, and possibly using the battery below 50% SOC routinely. Plate Sulfation. DO you ever Equalize charge the battery ?
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    Odyssey (or general Battery) Maintenance Charging

    All you state is true. Sears used to sell a platinum line of Odyssey manufactured or relabeled batteries. Same specs as the Odyssey battery, 8 year replacement and 10 year prorated life as i remember. Used a pair for 8 years in a Ford F250 diesel pickup. About that time sears started closing...
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    Odyssey (or general Battery) Maintenance Charging

    I cannot find the tech manual they used to share on their web site. But big group 31 Odyssey batteries require a higher voltage charge than others about once a week to keep them happy. I did find this info from Odyssey about battery recovery, with similar info...
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Look at the photo below ....... ? I missed it.
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    If the solar panel + - leads are neither grounded to earth ground, you will not get shocked solar wire to earth ground.
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    The ebay listing for that panasonic panel has ended, but there is a panasonic link with specs and info https://na.panasonic.com/us/energy-solutions/solar/hitr-black-series/n325k-photovoltaic-module-hitr-black-40mm and several other seller links, one being...
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    Overlanding the California Trail

    Yes ACE, that was me, RandyP. Oridavadah, Brett's adventure.
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    Small 12v 100AH LiFePO4 battery system for use in a camper

    Do Not use a BP-100 to charge a battery with the Charger+ lead wired to the BP100 'out' stud and the Battery + lead wired to the BP100 'in' stud. This scheme runs current thru the BP100 in the reverse direction and can cause a fire.
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    Small 12v 100AH LiFePO4 battery system for use in a camper

    There is a figure in the BP-100 'manual' I received (Rev08 27-03-2017) with the product with some words about second battery protect. Here's an image of figure 5: The caution is not sufficient to warn about possible fire when running current thru the BP100 in reverse. In my case the current...
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    Small 12v 100AH LiFePO4 battery system for use in a camper

    Just found this info. It explains why my BP-100 was a little flakey when running the battery charger current thru it backwards. I guess I'm lucky I did not start a fire with it. Limited to about 36A reverse thru the BP. Connecting a charger to Load (Out) side of a BatteryProtect - Victron Energy...
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    There is a figure in the BP-100 'manual' I received (Rev08 27-03-2017) with the product with some words about second battery protect. Here's an image of figure 5: The caution is not sufficient to warn about possible fire when running current thru the BP100 in reverse. In my case the current...
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    Dreadlocks, have you reviewed this info. It explains why my BP-100 was a little flakey when running the battery charger current thru it backwards. I guess I'm lucky I did not start a fire with it. Limited to about 36A reverse thru the BP...
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    Connecting a 300W Inverter

    There should be a ac Neutral to ground (on the device) jumper and the ground should be bonded to the grounding electrode (vehicle chassis). If the ac neutral is not bonded to the chassis ground and the ac hot goes (shorts) to chassis ground, any ac over current device in the schem will not clear...
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    Connecting a 300W Inverter

    I used this same inverter in a popup camper for years. ac went to one GFCI duplex receptacle. Plugged in a power strip there with multiple outlets. Charged many different DC batteries from the plug strip. Worked flawlessly.
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