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    Default Storing LifePo4 Batteries

    It is said that these batteries should be stored at 60% SOC.
    If I store my van connected to the mains with the freezer connected and running, is the battery "in storage "?

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    Default Re: Storing LifePo4 Batteries

    No it's not if the fridge is running off the battery, then the battery is in use.

    I actually hope Victron will put a program for this in their chargers at some point since I have the same problem. With the van standing at home plugged in the fridge runs off 230V so the battery does nothing, but the charger still keeps it full, so ideal will be a charger setting to keep a lithium battery more or less at 50 to 60% for storage.
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    Default Re: Storing LifePo4 Batteries

    Are there any negatives running the fridge of the battery when the van is in storage?

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    Default Re: Storing LifePo4 Batteries

    I believe the storage period plays a big role. If you camp once a year for two weeks, I would reason that its appropriate to put the battery in storage for the other 50 weeks. Get it to 60% and put it away and forget about it for 50 weeks.
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    Default Re: Storing LifePo4 Batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by frans k View Post
    Are there any negatives running the fridge of the battery when the van is in storage?
    Obviously the battery will then not be in storage but it might just be better for battery durability to keep on using it. Like a cell phone; charge-use-charge-use etc.
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