Morningstar solar controller test begins

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TriStar MPPT test begins

The Volt battery pack build has been predicated on the idea that I could use a custom charge profile for my twin Morningstar MPPT-60-150s. Research shows a variety of experiences. Huh?

Test #1. Here's the controller showing the voltage of the battery. And tomorrow morning we'll see how the new programming works.
Test #1. Here’s the controller showing the voltage of the battery. And tomorrow morning we’ll see how the new programming works.

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Lithium landings

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The start of a beautiful relationship, I hope

I’ve been talking about lithium for some time now. Its just a better battery. Did it come time to put my money where my mouth is?

Or did I decide to bravely go where few have gone before?

Either way: I’ve taken a calculated gamble. I found a 2014 chevy volt battery from a wrecking yard. Untested. And I bought it.

The nitty gritty?

The wrecking yard in far far far north Quebec was nice enough to deliver the pack 1/2 way to my house. They drove for 3.5 hours south. I drove 3.25 hours north. We met. Slid a pallet between two truck beds.

The eagle has landed. The pack is in the back.
The eagle has landed. The pack is in the back.

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