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Different Manufacturers

Can I ask if mixing different components from differing manufacturers is ok? For example I have a Stirling B2B charger, a victron inverter/charger, an Epever MPPT and a couple of Valence lithium batteries. Sorry if I sound a bit naive- I'm new on configuring things out!

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longgun answered ·

I guess I'm one of those idealists who believe in a utopian world where we all talk to each other and especially off grid. I guess I better splash out on a victron mppt so things work! I just get the feeling we are governed by brands everywhere. Ok enough.... I will explore and thank you for your answers

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kai answered ·

Expanding on Sean's response, you might be able to get the primary functions like charging working. But any coordination / "smart" behaviour that requires component from one vendor passing status information to component from another vendor - that will likely not work unless additional design work is done.

e.g. getting the BMS to cut out charging on the charger, MPPT and Victron - you'll have to figure out how the interfacing works and if its practical.


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sean answered ·

Yes, but dont expect them to be able to talk to each other.

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