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Old 07-13-2021, 05:10 AM   #1
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victron's north american training tour

i would imagine that most of you know about victron and their products but here's a chance to see them strut their stuff. obviously the whole thing is a marketing program but that's not a bad thing. at least you can see their contribution to the bleeding edge of things solar. this information is passed along without endorsement (even tho i do use their products) and is solely intended to let you folks know what's going on...



https://www.victronenergy.com/blog/2...training-tour/



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Old 07-13-2021, 06:17 AM   #2
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I see the upper mid-west is totally ignored.

Minneapolis? It's only a urban population of 4,000,000 people.

Minnesota? A "Major" player in RV camping.

But wait, there's one in Montana and two in Wyoming? Two of the least populated states.

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For a second I thought you meant Victorinox. But alas, no.
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I see the upper mid-west is totally ignored.

Minneapolis? It's only a urban population of 4,000,000 people.

Minnesota? A "Major" player in RV camping.

But wait, there's one in Montana and two in Wyoming? Two of the least populated states.

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Hey, At least the riff-raff is staying out. They don't "build" it and we will not come.
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Old 07-25-2021, 01:24 PM   #5
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I just got a ticket for a full day this coming Thursday. It should be interesting. It will be about a 40 minute drive.
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Tom, we're gonna count on you for a full & detailed report....

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Tom, we're gonna count on you for a full & detailed report....

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I signed up for next Wednesday in Annapolis, MD. I am a complete newbie, much of the content might go over my head, but I'm hoping to retain some of what they teach.
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I signed up for next Wednesday in Annapolis, MD. I am a complete newbie, much of the content might go over my head, but I'm hoping to retain some of what they teach.
There was a great deal of talk about boats and I suspect that there will be in Annapolis too. Boat systems are pretty much the same so that really wasn't a problem.

They give you a couple of very nice books that could go in a ring binder. One is on wiring and the other is on mobile electrical systems. They are very good sources of correct information unlike the kind that you may get in forums sometimes.

They have six different stations or systems to teach you from. One was a small RV system and they had a table to show wiring and cables being made which I found quite valuable.

The instructors were very good and from all over, Canada, USA and Europe. They give you a note book too so you won't have to bring one.
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I signed up for next Wednesday in Annapolis, MD. I am a complete newbie, much of the content might go over my head, but I'm hoping to retain some of what they teach.

So how was the seminar? I hope you got some useful information out of it.
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It was a great overview of Victron systems, which greatly improved my understanding of what components might or might not be of value for my circumstances. I was able to ask a lot of basic questions and the Victron team were both helpful and friendly.

I'm interested in replacing my lead acid battery with Lithium: longer life, lighter, deeper discharge and they can be moved into camper and off the tongue.

Victron recommends charging from the TV battery, and sells a number of systems that would install in line between the batteries to manage voltage. I'm still not certain of the most cost effective yet still safe way to do this.
I'd welcome any suggestions from this group on how to make this connection. I'd also welcome feedback on pro/cons of Victron vs other providers.
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It was a great overview of Victron systems, which greatly improved my understanding of what components might or might not be of value for my circumstances. I was able to ask a lot of basic questions and the Victron team were both helpful and friendly.

I'm interested in replacing my lead acid battery with Lithium: longer life, lighter, deeper discharge and they can be moved into camper and off the tongue.

Victron recommends charging from the TV battery, and sells a number of systems that would install in line between the batteries to manage voltage. I'm still not certain of the most cost effective yet still safe way to do this.
I'd welcome any suggestions from this group on how to make this connection. I'd also welcome feedback on pro/cons of Victron vs other providers.
I have Battle born batteries and went with them because of their 10 year warrantee. One of the interesting things that I learned is the BB batteries have an internal BMS "battery management system" but the Victron's use an external BMS. Evidently this is more important in boats.

I wish I had this seminar before I setup my BigFoot. If I had it to do over I would probably stick to one manufacturer instead of piecing everything together. I think I will add a Victron solar controller so I can get a good handle on how much my panels are producing.

If you want to charge from the TV "I" would suggest getting a B to B "battery to battery charger". I think Victron makes the best battery monitor so that means getting Victron equipment so they can talk to each other if you go with one of Victron's 700 series battery monitors.

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