Re: drop LiFePo4 batteries vs LiFePo4 cells in a bundled pack #solution
We are obviously not
all wired the same (pun intended). I see discussions regarding
Lithium technology on many forums and while I agree it's a
step in the right direction, it is still not for me, yet.
Alan, I 100% agree
with your BMS shutdown concern. For those who recall having
rotary switches for multiple battery banks, you probably
remember the warning printed in bold type on the switch: Do
not turn off with engine running. If a high output alternator
is suddenly disconnected from the battery bank with the engine
running, that electric energy has to go somewhere. Watch how
quickly a fire ensues. I would imagine, if one is using the
bow thruster the engine is most certainly running.
Speaking of rotary
and regarding Scott's phone analogy, I am older enough to
remember the days when phones were for calling people and were
as such crystal clear. Anyone else remember AT&T's pin
drop campaign? The phrase "can you hear me now" was
never uttered. While phones have now advanced into pocket
computers, I, for one, miss the days of a clear voice at the
other end. Perhaps the next generation of phones will fix
this. And, perhaps the next generation of batteries will fix
the issues with lithium today.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - French Polynesia
On 5/2/2022 10:05 PM, Alan Leslie wrote:
Thanks Scott...great post....