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Old 05-09-2019, 03:56 PM   #41
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Regarding installation of the Battle Born lithium batteries-- It seems to me that you could remove the Escape 21's battery box altogether, as you wouldn't need it for the lithiums. There could be several different ways of securing the new batteries, e.g. screwing down footman loops on the trailer floor then strapping the batteries down with a nylon strap. The batteries aren't that heavy so that should hold them in place. Then you could add more lithiums in the future until you run out of space or money.
Since I still need to hold the batteries down, I'm purchasing the 6V replacement versions GC2) of the Battleborn batteries & will put them in the Escape provided battery box. I may move it 6" or so towards center to make it easier to insert & remove the batteries.
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Old 05-09-2019, 06:34 PM   #42
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Victron's docs say to mount their controllers on a non-flammable surface. That leaves plywood out. What would be a suitable substrate for mounting their controller?
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:24 AM   #43
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Victron's docs say to mount their controllers on a non-flammable surface. That leaves plywood out. What would be a suitable substrate for mounting their controller?


What about a piece of steel flashing between the controller and whatever, as a backer of sorts?
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:16 AM   #44
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Regarding the BT capable Victrons, also be aware that they are completely insecure. Our neighbor has one (BMV-712, I believe) and it is both beautiful and snazzy! And I love the phone app. However, anyone within BT range can pair with it *and change any of its settings*. Zero security.
This is not true, at least for the recent models. It is as secure as any other device that uses Bluetooth with a 6 digit pin. I have the BMV-712 and while many may not bother to change the pin, the option is there. I'm not going to argue that Bluetooth is top shelf security, but I would not characterize the device as completely insecure either.
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