MEDIA WORKERS AND TV RESEARCHERS - Please seek permission before posting on this site or approaching individuals found here by phone or email - write to the Editor - mail to nick@off-grid.net


Home Forums Technical Discussion Battery Monitor with generator start

This topic contains 4 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  hkalan 2 years, 10 months ago.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #48196

    rion zion
    Participant

    Hi, am going to be upgrading my batteries… i plan to have 24 x 2v 1000AH traction batteries to make a 48v system. What i need is a battery monitoring system that will keep an eye on whats going on with state of charge, current load, etc. i’m told these batteries should do 3000 cycles if only discharged 50% so ideally i’m looking for a battery monitor that will also start my generator when the batts reach 50% dod (not sure what voltage that would be as yet), and stop it when they are back to 100%

    anyone have any ideas for a suitable all-in-one product? i realize that there are inverters that probably do all this, but i’m hoping not to spend mega-bucks, besides i’m happy with my inverter for the moment

    many thanks!

    #48215

    Nick Rosen
    Keymaster

    There are inverters that do all this and a used one could be about $500. But I dont think there is any alternative.

    #48231

    anouk
    Participant

    Check vebar.com

    I know they have a wireless logger that checks battery health, can be monitored from everywhere (wireless, web) and does other cool stuff.

    #50263

    brightsparks16
    Participant

    There is a company in Ireland that do a hybrid systems that do exactly what ur looking for they are called Hybrid Energy Solutions.

    #50525

    hkalan
    Participant

    Hello,

    I use MorningStar TS-60 MPPT and have the network hub, that can connect their relay. I am able to set the parameters for the MorningStar start my generator when the battery voltage falls before a set point.

    Although I live on a boat, I use Victron Energy battery monitoring that has a system called VE.Net that has an alarm, that can also be connected to the start relay of the generator.

    Alan

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.