DIY Off-Grid Solar: Building a Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Bank (Part 2)

We are building an off-grid solar energy system from scratch. In this video, we share with you how we sized and built our lithium ion battery bank. We cover why we chose SimpliPhi batteries over lead-acid and other types and how we sized our battery bank. This is Part 2 of a series on building a DIY off grid solar array.

RESOURCES:
altE Store Alternative Energy Distributor: https://www.altestore.com/store/
SimpliPhi 3.5 KWH Lithium Ion Battery, 48V: https://goo.gl/UFxZDV

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2 Comments

  1. John R Walker

    June 4, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Hi Jaime,

    Since you didn’t go into where you are going to put the new Lithium Batteries, let me share some of my experience. Although you can discharge them below freezing, you cannot charge them. If you insulated the battery box, it doesn’t take much to keep them above freezing, I use some 12 volt light bulbs that equal about 100 watts. My application is for an RV, but same principles apply.

    I am not very good at writing, but I did do some blog post.

    https://montana3611rl.blogspot.com/2018/01/lithium-battery-update-and-magnum-magna.html

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