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Old 03-11-2024, 08:00 PM   #1
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Solar and power updates

Making progress with the project, I was piggybacked on another thread, decided better start my own.
The two 320 watt Renogy panels are on the roof and connected.
The Victron lynx system is finished and powering the camper. PICs attached.
For now we have;
640w PVs
Victron MPPT 100/50 charge controller

400ah LIFEP0
Victron Lynx system;
Power in 1000
Smart Shunt 1000
Distributor 1000
Multiplus II 120v 3000VA 12v inverter 120A battery charger
and, Cerbo GX running GUIMods with a GX Touch 70 screen
All cables are sized for the system.
Fused at 400A

The picture of the Cerbo screen was taken while our Houghton RecPro 13.5 AC was running on Batteries.
Not bad considering that this was late afternoon winter sun in central Michigan area. I would hope summer sun which is much more overhead will be somewhat better.
So far, I am pleased with the results.

Goal is to be on the road by March 18th.
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Old 03-12-2024, 08:09 AM   #2
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Very impressive. That's a heck of a battery bank. The PVs don't look too shabby either.
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Old 03-12-2024, 08:51 AM   #3
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Thanks iamunique127,

Factory was two Hub 200w panels and two 100AH lithium, no inverter.
After a few outings it became apparent we needed the inverter for coffee, toaster, and a induction burner.
I decided if we were going to redo everything I didn't want to worry about capacity or safety.

We want to get out west on BLM and NPs. Trying to stay off the genny.
Now to get the PV suitcase finished...
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Old 04-02-2024, 09:19 PM   #4
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So I am in interested in adding a spare LI battery we have using the Lynx set up. I see you said Victron Lynx system;
Power in 1000
Smart Shunt 1000
Distributor 1000

so I would need three pieces, one for the battery bus bar Power in. I assume that is what is behind the batteries in the photo you attached. Then the battery disconnect switch, Victron smart Shunt, and Victron Distributor? Is that correct?
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Old 04-02-2024, 09:23 PM   #5
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We purchased our 21C with one Li battery and I have another one I want to add in to the system. I was inquiring about bus bars and someone told me about the Victron Lynx system which is basically a bus bar set up you can add fuses to as well. I am wondering if anyone else did this as well.

Do I only need one Lynx module or two? Like this one? Lynx Power in https://www.victronenergy.com/dc-dis.../lynx-power-in
and https://www.victronenergy.com/dc-dis...nx-distributor or would I need one for input (Battery side) and one for output (Load side)

To add the second battery, do I just need to disconnect the original battery at the terminals and then wire it in to the Lynx Power in and then wire up the cables for the second battery to the Lynx then connect the batteries back up. Or do I need a Lynx Distributor too?

Escape installed
WFCO Converter
Two solar panels
Victron DC to DC converter
VIctron MPPT 100/30
Victron BMV-712
GoPower Inverter
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Old 04-03-2024, 08:20 PM   #6
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So I am in interested in adding a spare LI battery we have using the Lynx set up. I see you said Victron Lynx system;
Power in 1000
Smart Shunt 1000
Distributor 1000

so I would need three pieces, one for the battery bus bar Power in. I assume that is what is behind the batteries in the photo you attached. Then the battery disconnect switch, Victron smart Shunt, and Victron Distributor? Is that correct?
That is my setup.
Lynx Power In 1000 connects 4 batteries
Battery Disconnect
Lynx Shunt 1000
Lynx Distributor
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