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Old 05-14-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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2019 3021 RL with factory installed solar pkg. keystone and jaboni both provided operating manual however the are different depending on what controller I have. The problem is no one knows where the controller is. I'm adding 440 amp of batteries and need to tell the controller what I have. One controller has a rotary dial which you can set the algorithm. Anybody know where the controller is?
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:56 PM   #2
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2019 3021 RL with factory installed solar pkg. keystone and jaboni both provided operating manual however the are different depending on what controller I have. The problem is no one knows where the controller is. I'm adding 440 amp of batteries and need to tell the controller what I have. One controller has a rotary dial which you can set the algorithm. Anybody know where the controller is?
It's behind the convenience center/behind the basement wall, the picture is taken over the basement wall. I added Lithium batteries so I had to make changes to the little yellow dial on the controller from #2 to #7 to accommodate the change to Lithium.
Here is the company the supplies the equipment to Keystone

https://www.futuresalesrv.com//index...ory&path=67_79
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:37 AM   #3
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I checked my controller and did not see the dial but I believe you said it's on the bottom of the controller how did you set it if you cannot see the dial
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I checked my controller and did not see the dial but I believe you said it's on the bottom of the controller how did you set it if you cannot see the dial
You need to remove it to adjust it you can get a mirror and hold it under to see the dial. The only reason to adjust it is when you change battery types.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:53 PM   #5
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Putting in 2 six volt AGM 220 APH batteries today and,will adjust my controller to 3. Not sure what it's at today. Keep me posted on how you upgrade to additional panel and batteries work out. Are you going to be at quartside in Jan.? If so I may look youmup to see your setup.
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Putting in 2 six volt AGM 220 APH batteries today and,will adjust my controller to 3. Not sure what it's at today. Keep me posted on how you upgrade to additional panel and batteries work out. Are you going to be at quartside in Jan.? If so I may look youmup to see your setup.
My factory setting was on #2 so I had to go to number #7 yes on Quartzite if you are asking me LOL
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Batteries in and controller set to correct charge. See you in AZ. Do you camp in the montana circle. This will be our first time out there.
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I will be adding 200 Amp of Lithium, can I keep the factory controller?
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:50 PM   #9
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I will be adding 200 Amp of Lithium, can I keep the factory controller?



Are you using drop in replacement lithium iron phosphate? These would be of the Battleborn, Relion, etc. variety. If so they have onboard BMS solutions and you should be able to keep your OEM charger with no concerns. If you are not going with LiFePO4 that has integrated BMS you can still use the charger but you will have to do some trial and error to find the sweet spot that correlates near the SOC that you want as your max battery settings. This is because there most likely is no means for the OEM solar controller to talk to the BMS.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:41 AM   #10
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Thanks for the information. Yes I will be installing 2 Battleborn 100AH batteries, equal in weight to one wet/AGM with the same usable Amps an 4 100AH wet/AGM's, seams logical with a 10+ year life span.
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Yes but it won't fully charge them I Keystone upgraded mine with a booster button. Lithium needs a converter that will charge at 14.6 amp's
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The BB’s will charge just fine. Progressive Dynamics also offers a lithium charger addition for batteries with less sophisticated BMS.
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