Just pulled the trigger on a Renology 100ah LiPo at $899 less 15% during CYBERWEEK discount. $837.66 including tax and shipping.
We're tired of limping along on our 100ah AGM battery, hovering just above 12v most mornings. I've done cursory investigation on our Morningstar MPPT controller and the factory IOTA-DLS-30. They both say they will support lithium batteries, but I'm not sure. The new Renology battery will fit the existing factory battery box (nominal 7" x 12.75" x 8").
My concerns are whether the factory IOTA converter charger will do appropriate bulk, trickle, etc profiles
and whether the Morningstar MPPT-15L will do the same. We have a fixed 120w solar panel on the roof.
I did look at the Renology solar controller (RT) as better option, but their blue tooth app reviews are garbage. I've heard good things about Victron. Maybe I should do a hybrid with Victron controller, Renology LiPo 100ah battery, and keep the factory IOTA-30. I don't know much about BMS, but wonder if this "smart" battery plus a phone app / controller would fit the bill.
Edited by Lighthawk, 16 November 2020 - 01:49 AM.
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