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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-10-2018, 01:50 PM
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Posted By woundedpig
What I mean is that the lithium batteries accept...

What I mean is that the lithium batteries accept charge current pretty quickly. That is well known. I will pay more attention to alternator charging amps in the future and measure the volts at the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-09-2018, 05:36 PM
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Views: 8,614
Posted By woundedpig
I was taking the comment and an earlier one, to...

I was taking the comment and an earlier one, to mean that the 4 AWG wire in the LTV schematic (not my plan - the stock setup) was too small for its job. I just went out and did my best attempt at...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-09-2018, 05:16 PM
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Posted By woundedpig
Why would the voltage boosting of a B2B not be...

Why would the voltage boosting of a B2B not be just as feasible and worthwhile in a B class, where the wiring distance are far less, compared to a trailer or semi?

I have a 3.6 kw LP Onan. I have...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-09-2018, 04:20 PM
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Posted By woundedpig
Good grief, Not to worry - my question was for my...

Good grief, Not to worry - my question was for my own edification. I just would like to know what is there
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-09-2018, 03:40 PM
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Views: 8,614
Posted By woundedpig
Someone mentioned wiring size. What AWG is used...

Someone mentioned wiring size. What AWG is used from the alternator to the battery in the Sprinter? In my LTV 4 AWG is used from the starter battery to the voltage sensing relay (VSR) and then on...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-08-2018, 01:46 PM
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Views: 8,614
Posted By woundedpig
You say you can use microwave for your lifestyle...

You say you can use microwave for your lifestyle - do you?
What capacity inverter do you have and what is your battery chemistry?

Thanks
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-08-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,614
Posted By woundedpig
You may have missed a previous comment where I...

You may have missed a previous comment where I questioned whether there were any Class B, B+, or C mobile home manufacturers who donít violate this OEM Sprinter spec with their stock lead acid or AGM...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-08-2018, 04:02 AM
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Views: 8,614
Posted By woundedpig
Avanti, do you think that 600 solar watts, plus a...

Avanti, do you think that 600 solar watts, plus a B2B charger, could adequately support a 400 AH lithium bank in the 2017 chassis Sprinter with stock alternator.

"Sterling's recommendation :
...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-08-2018, 03:51 AM
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Posted By woundedpig
Help me to understand why you recommend this over...

Help me to understand why you recommend this over a current limiting 80-120 amp B2B battery charger, for example - especially with a significant solar wattage.
I am aware of several folks with...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-08-2018, 01:57 AM
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Posted By woundedpig
Thanks, I was able to find those references...

Thanks, I was able to find those references yesterday. Not sure what to make of the 40 amp current limitation mentioned in the Additional batteries pdf. I've seen that in other posts on several...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-07-2018, 01:09 AM
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Posted By woundedpig
You raise good points about the Magnum- The...

You raise good points about the Magnum-
The Magnum ARC50 has a custom charging selection that allows a good lithium algorithm.

Per manual:
Custom selection allows you to individually adjust the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-06-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By woundedpig
Sorry, thought I had detailed my setup earlier,...

Sorry, thought I had detailed my setup earlier, but it was incomplete. I switched out the stock lead acid batteries, which were Interstates, with drop-in BattleBorn's. The unit is manufactured by...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-06-2018, 07:01 PM
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Posted By woundedpig
I hope I've set up Google photos correctly. Link...

I hope I've set up Google photos correctly. Link below. I have a 2017 chassis Sprinter 3500 V6 diesel with the stock 220 amp rated alternator. Built in a cutaway chassis, so there are more storage...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-06-2018, 04:57 PM
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Views: 8,614
Posted By woundedpig
I know it is dangerous for a newbie without a lot...

I know it is dangerous for a newbie without a lot of electrical know how to play devil's advocate, but here goes.
I have the lithium bank, but I also have 400 watts of solar and could easily add...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-06-2018, 03:31 PM
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Posted By woundedpig
My understanding is that the amp draw is limited...

My understanding is that the amp draw is limited by the Sterling units, so that even if the batteries could pull at 100 amps, a 60 amp BB1260 would limit at 60 amps, thus protecting the alternator...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-06-2018, 02:59 PM
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Posted By woundedpig
Integrating Sterling B2B charger in RV w/Intellitec battery isolation setup

I have a 2017 Sprinter based motorhome built on the cutaway chassis.
I'm considering switching out the Intellitec components (Intellitec Isolator relay and relay delay) for a Sterling battery to...
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