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Old 09-29-2016, 10:51 PM   #15
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We have an early AM Solar 600 amp-hour lithium battery (168 pounds versus the 368 pounds of the four Lifeline 6Vdc 300-amp-hour batteries) in our 2014 31' Classic under the front sofa with a Magnum MS2812 inverter charger and eight 100 watt solar panels.

We have an AM Solar 300 amp-hour lithium battery in the 2015 23D under the sofa in front of the street side wheel well with a Magnum hybrid MSH-3012 inverter charger and five 100 watt solar panels. The battery weighs less than the two stock lead acid batteries we removed.

Both lithium batteries can provide up to 90% of their rated amp-hours and be charged with all the power one can provide from either solar, generator or shore power.

One is pushing their luck trying to get 50% of the amp-hour capacity out of lead-acid batteries as well as the Lifeline batteries we removed.
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Year and half with my 2015 Classic and solar/Lithium setup done by Marvin Braun of PrecisionRV.

System uses the cells/controllers from Elite Power Solutions. 2x200ah setup under one of the dining area benches. Allows for a compact install, great reporting through an LCD panel. Interfaced flawlessly with the Magnum 3000 Hybrid and BlueSky controllers with AMS panels on the roof.

Only one hiccup, user error, lost a panel mounting t handle on this last trip. Tightened them up, or so I thought, in the spring. Quick stop to buy a stainless cap screw and lock washer.
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Currently adding the ninth 100 watt AM Solar panel to the roof of the Classic. That will load the Morningstar Tri-Star 60 MPPT solar charge controller to it's working capacity charging the 600 amp-hour lithium battery. This is a matching panel to the other eight AM Solar 100 watt panels already installed.

I have a complete set of spare 100 watt solar panels for each trailer in storage as this smaller size is no longer available.
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Currently adding the ninth 100 watt AM Solar panel to the roof of the Classic. That will load the Morningstar Tri-Star 60 MPPT solar charge controller to it's working capacity charging the 600 amp-hour lithium battery. This is a matching panel to the other eight AM Solar 100 watt panels already installed.

I have a complete set of spare 100 watt solar panels for each trailer in storage as this smaller size is no longer available.

Lou,

Actually, AM Solar is now having their own versions of the GS-100 (now called the SP-100) with the same specifications, dimensions and Sun Power cells built for them with their own label.

You can buy all you want! Don't think they will be running out of stock anytime soon. 😁


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