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    I am thinking of getting one of those 12V 120AH LiFePO4 DIY Kits. Now I have read that you should use the correct charger. Their response, "Best would be a charger that allows for adjustable bulk and float settings"
    Can you tell me which is the best suited/correct DC-DC and "garage" chargers to use on these products?
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    Default Re: LiFePo4 -Which chargers

    I now almost nothing about the subject, but I'd say you need a proper intelligent Battery Charge Controller.

    Victron for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snyks View Post
    I am thinking of getting one of those 12V 120AH LiFePO4 DIY Kits. Now I have read that you should use the correct charger. Their response, "Best would be a charger that allows for adjustable bulk and float settings"
    Can you tell me which is the best suited/correct DC-DC and "garage" chargers to use on these products?
    I got the Victron TR Smart Blue blah blah so many words in the name 12|12|30 DC-DC charger. Perfectly happy with it.
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    Default Re: LiFePo4 -Which chargers

    Quote Originally Posted by Snyks View Post
    Can you tell me which is the best suited/correct DC-DC and "garage" chargers to use on these products?
    AFAIK you need specific LiPo compatible chargers, see eg https://www.instructables.com/Lithiu...mer-Etiquette/
    Risk of fire is real when using a wrong charger.
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    Last edited by NewLandy; 2020/12/01 at 03:34 PM.
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    Default Re: LiFePo4 -Which chargers

    I had done exactly the same with building my own batteries. My build is shown in a different thread here. What I opted for on the AC side was the Victron Blue Smart Charger 12/30 and on the DC side went for the National Luna DC-DC 40. Perhaps a bit over kill for your application and could go for the 15A or 20A Victron's and perhaps the NL 25A DC charger.
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    Thanks all...I think I will also take the plunge
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    See posts #20 and #23 in this thread for some explanatory notes on charging LiFePO4 cells

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...rtable-Battery
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