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Is there a problem to charge a Smart LifeP04 without the BMS

Had to take the Battery out of the car, load very low hopefully not damaged yet. Cannot load the battery in the car but do not have a BMS then. Is it a problem to charge it without?

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Stefanie answered ·

Hi @tschaene,

this is not advisable.

But on your own risk you could try it while monitoring carefully cell voltages via VictronConnect, provided bluetooth is still working with your SmartLithium. If not, then don't try it!

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tschaene answered ·

Perfect, bluetooth is still working, I will then load it till 13,2V just to prevent damage and keep the battery at home till spring temperature rises. Thank you very much

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@tschaene,

but be very careful! I highly advise to read Section 8.2.3 of the SmartLithium Manual.

Only use the tiniest amount of charge current (less than 0.2A). You must be present during the charging process just in case something happens ie. bulging or battery gets hot (yes, even at this low charge current).