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BlueSolar MPPT 100/30 and LiPo batteries

My boat has BlueSolar MPPT 100/30 solar panel controller and AGM deep cycle batteries. I would like to replace the AGM batteries with LiPo batteries with the following characteristics:

ACES AL12V400HFA-BT Li-Po
capacity 100 Ah
Cont. Discharge Current 100A
Peak Discharge Current 350 A
Max charge current 100A
Rec. charge current 10-50A
Nominal Voltage 12.8v
BMS cutoff voltage 10v (internal BMS)
charge end voltage range 14.2 - 14.6v
charge characteristic CC / CV


Can I use this solar controller with the LiPo batteries, and if so, do I need to change the settings?

Bruce


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lehrling answered ·

You can use your BlueSolar MPPT 100/30.

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seb71 answered ·

LiPo stands for Lithium-polymer type of Lithium ion battery.

LiFePO4 is a different type of Lithium ion battery.

These two have very different voltages. And there are some other differences.

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seb71 answered ·

If you want to change the lead-acid battery, better change it with a LiFePO4 battery.


Either way, you do need to change the charging settings.

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If you will read my original query, I will be replacing the AGM batteries with LiPo. And I am aware that I need to change the charging settings. My question is whether this controller (BlueSolar MPPT 100/30) is compatible with LiPo batteries or do I need buy a new one?