Re: Pros & Cons of Lithium-ion batteries for solar application
I'm not sure I understand the issue here. In the ebike and DIY EV (cars and motorcycle) world there are thousands of people using Lithium batteries with intergrated BMS and external chargers that do not communicate directly with the BMS -but use a constant current, constant voltage type of charge profile (basically bulk and float) without problems. Why should it be any different with a RE system?
If there was the need to have the CC end bulk charging with an external signal - I think the Midnite Classic can be set up to do this - I believe Midnite is implementing the ability to send a logic signal into one of the Aux ports to do just that.
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