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    Updating to LiFePO4 batterys with solar already installed

    I understand in my 2021 Transcend Xplor 221RB to switch over I'm going to have to change the controller, am I also going to have to change the solar charger? I can't find definitive info (it's like this info is hidden from owners), I've read that the solar charger will change over to everything BUT LiFePO4 batteries.
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    Your solar charge controller (Jaboni?) should have settings for lead-acid, AGM and lithium, so you should not have to replace that. That was the case with the Jaboni controller in our factory solar installation - pull out the manual for the controller. What you will need to do is replace the converter/charger if you want to get full use of LiFePO4 batteries.

    Rob

    EDIT - from the manual for my Jaboni controller: "Battery type: Sets the battery type (options are wet lead-acid, AGM, gel and lithium.
    Default: wet lead-acid."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    Your solar charge controller (Jaboni?) should have settings for lead-acid, AGM and lithium, so you should not have to replace that. That was the case with the Jaboni controller in our factory solar installation - pull out the manual for the controller. What you will need to do is replace the converter/charger if you want to get full use of LiFePO4 batteries.

    Rob

    EDIT - from the manual for my Jaboni controller: "Battery type: Sets the battery type (options are wet lead-acid, AGM, gel and lithium.
    Default: wet lead-acid."
    Thanks for the info, I was in the process of reading when this popped up...you saved me from reading the directions!!!
    2014 Ram 3500 6.7 (single wheel long bed/crew-cab)
    2021 GD Transcend Xplor 221RB
    2004 Springer Softail FXSTS
    2018 Road Glide Special

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