I have a Victron BSC IP22 12/30 charger and a 120AH Lithium battery When I connect to 240v power, the charger immediately shows a voltage of 14.2v goes straight to Absorption, irrespective of the actual voltage. The charger is set to the Li-ion profile. Below are screenshots from both the IP22 and Smartshunt.
Can anybody suggest how I can get it to Bulk charge before going to Absorption?
Hi I have MPPT charger 150/35 which is Ve.Msart network with Victron battery sense and that was charing until recently one AGV battery 200Ah . Recently I decided to change to LiFePo4 on my boat and after investigation I decided to to order Victron Energy Orion-Tr Smart 12/12-30A (360W) Isolated DC-DC charger the idea behind it is to protect y not so smart engine alternator. So as far as I can see this is not posible to connect the VE.Smart network so it won't be aware of the there charges on the battery . And then I also want to order the Victron Blue Smart IP22 charger will will allow me to charge the same battery usage shore power . That device is also not Ve.Smart network compatible to it won't be aware of the other two chargers that will charge the same battery. The new battery is 180Ah . So my question is can I connect them all to the same battery . Will they be able to charge simultaneously the same battery do I need some smart device between the chargers and the battery to control the power and the cycles . I can't find that information anywhere on the site . I guess the idea of having the VE.Smart network would of solve this issue as they will start talking to each other but at the moment two of those devices are ot sporting it . .
The Multiplus II and other Victron products are IP22, but I would like to place them outside.
I cannot find much examples of people doing that, only some pictures.
My plan now is to find some cabinet/box with waterproof door, and make 2 holes in it for fans to blow in and suck out air. These fans should be temperature controlled (and not running when cold).
I guess the next big topic is condensation. This shouldn't happen when the fans shut off when the cabinet gets below 20 degrees Celcius. And the Mutliplus will almost always be running so there is probably always enough heat to prevent massive condensation.
Anything else that I should think off?
Thank you in advance.
My IP 22 12/30 has been the only power source charging my 12v Battleborn house battery. It is powered from an inverter connected to start batteries/alternator -works great never any problems, Recently I added 2x 100 watt solar panels in series and wired a 100/20 controller into the Battleborn house battery and if I run solar controller and IP22 at the same time the IP 22 is over heating, it also made a clicking noise. The solar works fine no issues.
I have a smaller motorboat with 3 parallel batteries. 1 starter and 2 consumer batteries.
I have bought an IP22 Blue Smart with 3 outputs, and I wonder how to connect them to the charger correctly.
I have made an figure of how I suppose is the correct way, but I am unsure if it really is that simple?
Should I add fuses on any of the wires?
Thanks a lot in advance for your support.
BR - Pjet Barn
I have been running a 125 aH AGM in my camping rig (for coach battery) for five years and it finally gave up the ghost. This setup was only good for about 36 hours…so I ordered a matching pair of the same battery for a total of 250 aH.
Since I need to build storage for the additional battery, it’s time to upgrade my charging system. I’ve been doing a ton of research on Victron products and think I’m getting close.
Nominal Voltage 12V
20Hr Capacity 125Ah
RC (min) 260
Energy (kWH) 1.7
Terminal Posts 8mm
Dimensions 12.9"w x 6.8"d x 8.5"h/8.7th**
Charging Current* 8A-35A
Charging Voltage 14.4V-14.9V
Float Voltage 13.5V-13.8V
Plan to order:
As you can see, this is a simple system and I’m only trying to add power for additional camp days. Solar charing is off the menu until I purchase a new roof top tent that will accommodate solar panels. For now, alternator and shore power will be the only charging methods.
I’m hoping that knowledgable people here can check my work and suggest any changes if I’m on the wrong track. There are no Victron dealers or installers in my area, and I worked in the car stereo field when young. I can handle the wiring, but it’s bee a while since I’ve tackled something so intricate.
Also, I’d like to make sure that all Victron components will handle a 200 aH LifePo4 bank in the future when these AGMs die again.
Am I correct in choosing a 30a charger for home and a 30a DC-DC for alternator charging?
Many thanks for any help!
I need the support of the cummunity to solve a problem whichs shows to be a conflict between a Victron Charger model IP22 12/30 (3) and a brand new Fischer Panda 1000i: Victron and Fischer Panda official support was unable, over 1 month, to propose a solution.
The story: a Victron partner technical team made an integration with Victron lithium batteries on an exsisting system made by GEL batteries, two inverter charger QUATTRO, battery monitor, and a charger IP22 12/30 (3) for the starter batteries. Present was also an old generator, replaced with a Panda 1000i.
When everything was in place an configured we tested the system. QUATTRO's and the new equipments inslalled for lithium worked fine in any condition, including when powered by the new generator. However when we switched on the IP 22 12/30 (3) to charge the starter batteries, it took non more that a minute to start smoking.
We stopped immediately the unit and then we did several tests to try to understand the possible problem.
First of all, we connected the IP 22 12/30 (3) charger to the quay net: the charger worked with no problem for more of half an hour.
Second test was to install it again in the original position, and try, first, to charge with the quay net connected to the boat. In this conditions everything was working ok.
Third test was to have again the generator as AC source. In a short time the charger started to smoke again.
Fourth test was to use one output only (the charger is a 3 output model): we connected each single output to one battery but the result was the same: smoke in a short time.
Next step was to replace the exsisting charger IP22 12/30 (3), 8 years old, with a new one. The result was the same: if powered by AC from the Panda 1000ì, smoke within less than a minute. If powered with AC from the quary net, no problem in charging, for several hours.
It's clear that there is a conflict between the IP 22 12/30 (3) charger, this specific model, and the Panda 1000ì.
Attached you have the pictures of the IP22 12/30 (3) opened after the smoke event. We circled in red the part we believe is the smoke source (L3).
I talked to Victron about the problem and they told me that they have never experienced any problem with Panda generators so it's a problem on Panda side.
I talked to Fischer Panda about the problem and they told me that they have never experienced any problem with Victron charger so it's a problem on Victron side.
On both sides no one try to discuss with the other side...
In short, we have a new Panda 1000ì which works ok with all equipment installed, but has a clear conflict with Victron charger model IP22 12/3(3).
It cannot be that we have been unlucky with two defective chargers. Must be a different reason. Which we don't know and we, as the situation is now, we don't know how to solve.
Please let me have your comments and, more important, let me know how to work on the problem and solve it.
I recently installed a Blue Smart IP22 Charger (30A, 3 bank) in my boat. This is connected to my house battery (AGM) and my running battery (lead/acid/flooded). I don't see anywhere in the Victron-Connect app to monitor individual batteries. Is there a way? In the app it seems like the same charge profile is applied constantly to all banks (which wouldn't be very "Smart". Am I missing something here? Is there a way to visualize what is going on in each bank/channel? Is each cannel handled independently and the app just doesn't portray this? Is that is the case, which bank is being displayed? For the most part I will be wanting to charge the depleted house battery and simply maintain/float the running battery. I'm assuming that this is an extremely common situation.
I just got this charger and is pretty awesome that I can use the Victron app for the MPPT and this charger. I have a question, the app shows the 3 batteries (chins) 100ah each, at 13.3 volts each, the app shows they are in bulk mode. When I check their amperage with a clamp meter it reads each battery is getting .057 amps, is this right? Seems like they are in absorption mode, I'm confused.
I have two 6v AGM batteries in my camper van that I want to swap to one SOK Battery LiFePO4 12V 206Ah. I also have a Progressive Dynamics PD-9245C Convertor/Charger that I need to upgrade to get a proper lithium charging profile. Would the Victron Blue Smart IP22 Charger be a good alternative? I like the bluetooth connection as well.
I have a Smart Shunt with latest firmware with a ve.smart networking setup to 2 MPPT 100/50 and 4 Ip22 12/30 chargers.
Everything is using the Lifepo4 profile with a low temp cutoff of 5 degrees C
It simply doesnt work with the charging continuing at 4 degrees C
Everythings firmware is up to date and the synchronised charging works perfectly but alas not so the low temperature cut off
Any ideas as to why?
A few questions about the Blue Smart Charger IP22 Rev2:
-How does the triple output work, eg have a trailer with main battery bank and then have a secondary battery used with a trolling motor. So the trolling motor needs to be charged independently from the trailer batteries. All batteries are LiFePo4. Will each charge at its own rate and once one gets to the charged parameters stop on its own?
-Are there multiple profiles in the app for each of the 3 lines one the triple output charger?
-Can you enable/disable charging from the app? Can this be done for each of the triple output independently?
I am wondering if the Blue smart charger can use the reading from the smartshunt or bmv-712 and at a certain battery percentage cut off charging and go into supply mode?
Use case is in a trailer with lithium batteries and the desire is to not maintain the batteries at 100% but instead 90%, while still being able to leave the charge plugged in which could run an electric fridge or other low draw items.
Ideally I'd want to be able to have the Blue smart start charging again under a specific condition, say voltage level or charge level but that is not totally necessary.
I am deciding to purchase
Victron Blue Smart IP22 SLA/LiFePO4 Charger 12V 30A
The battery connection terminal is listed a being for 16mm2 or AWG6 in the manual.
Could the manufacturer or someone that is capable of precise measurement please advise what is the actual size of this hole.
What is the precise size of the battery input terminal ?
Mathematically it has to be bigger than 4.52mm D
To accommodate 16mm it is probably at least 5.5mm D (cabac cable lugs have a 5.5mm hole to insert a 16mm cable for example)
Can it fit a 6mm D copper stalk ?
Can it fit a 7.7mm D ferrule ?
Yes I am trying to use 25mm cable for 'reasons' being that is the cable I have got already.
No I don't want a stud with a 25to16 tie tail.- Looks rough to me and I'm not keen on extra connections joints and hardware just because Victron didn't think to put a 6,8, or 10 mm terminal stud on this item.
Any help much obliged.
Hello all. I just received my IP 22 30A/3 output charger. I intend to use it to charge a 12V starter battery and the house bank (2 12V batteries wired in parallel).
Is the IP22 smart enough to charge each bank correctly even if they are at different states of charge?
What is the recommended way to wire the charger to the house bank (2 12V batteries in parallel)? Should I run a wire, from the charger to each positive pole or is it ok to run a wire from the charger to one of the positive poles?
All batteries are flooded cell lead acid
Thanks in advance