Re: Converting my Amel 54 to lithium batteries: what I did, what I like and what I don't like (after one year of full time live aboard use)
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Thank you again for sharing all this information and it certainly helps my awareness and thoughts moving forward
As you know the previous owner of my A55 upgraded the system to almost a complete MasterVolt lithium, charging, inverter and monitoring system in 2015, which works extremely well and reliability to date, it has been certainly a life changing experience aboard as I too enjoy anchoring for extended periods and living off the grid with minimal use of the generator.
We have away to go by increasing solar from 550w/24v to hopefully 1100w/24v which I figure would allow total off the grid solar generation continuous without generator along with upgrading all appliances to a suitable inverter - this is my grey area as to what development I really need to accomplish this
I have a question please, how do you manage maintaining an equal balance of all your batteries in the bank if only running the bank between 40-80% SOC. Mastervolt has advised me that I should charge the bank to 100% at least every fortnight to balance the batteries otherwise it is likely to damage them. This is an area that needs clarification in respect to manage the SOC to optimise long term life of the system.
Currently I need to run the generator on average 4-5 hours per week when at anchor, at that time I can make water, run the washer, use the air-con’s and of course charge to 100%.. it would be wonderful not ever running the generator and everything from batteries,, but how can this be achieved???
I look forward to following this thread as if lithium maybe the ideal system it does need some questions answered to establish an ideal system, considering it would be the most costly system but certainly could be a great investment.
I wish there was a blue print off the shelf
Kind regards Paul - Fortuna II A55#17
On 4 Sep 2019, at 8:16 am, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote: