Hello, Group. I'm using a BMV-712 with a Relion 100AHr LiFePO4 battery that I purchased a couple of months ago. Both are in an emergency power battery box I built as a pandemic project. I mostly power computers, phones, and other electronics from it. I also recently acquired a Blue Smart IP67 12/25 charger to charge at 25A, and previously used a West Mountain Radio Epic PWRgate to charge at 10A.
The BMV-712 is configured per recommended LiFePO4 settings: 100Ah, Peukert exponent 1.05, charge efficiency 99%, charged voltage 14.2. What I'm confused by is the following:
Last discharge I hit 11% SOC, and voltage was 11.24 with 4.75A draw. Consumed Ah was reported as 94.5A, however. 5.5A remaining is certainly not 11% of 100Ah. From the low voltage, I'm inclined to believe that 5.5Ah was left, so why is the SOC saying 11%, and how can I align that with actual capacity?
Also, on recharge, SOC reached 100% some time (maybe 20 mins) before the charger output dropped down below tail current. The Blue Smart charger was still charging like gangbusters at 24.37A when SOC hit 100%, with voltage only at 13.92. I think there was around a 3A draw at the time. How can I set this up so SOC is more accurate?