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Hello to fellow NiFe users
« on: April 02, 2017, 08:56:12 PM »

As a Solar "Fanatic" (just ask my wife), previously with AGMs, and now (well 4 month badge), a user new to NiFe: I say "Hello" to all other users of NiFe batteries.

LONG MAY THEY RUN!!!! (with minimal electrolyte changes) ;D



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Re: Hello to fellow NiFe users
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 02:53:24 AM »
Welcome,  been running my set since Oct 2011.  Still doing OK on initial electrolyte .

Classic 200| 2Kw PV, 160Voc | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph )| Listeroid 6/1, st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | midnight ePanel & 4 SPDs | 48V, 800A NiFe battery bank | MS-TS-MPPT60 w/3Kw PV


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Re: Hello to fellow NiFe users
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 02:19:24 PM »

My son has set of 500 Ah cells @ 24V that run his off grid home. They have had 2 electrolyte changes and are now 30 years old. They came from a Chinese company that got bought out by Changhong battery company years ago. They were from a previous customer who had to small of a PV array and thus he thought the battery was bad when all he had to do was charge them up. His loss!

So please do not tell me a nickel iron Chinese battery does not last! They do last if taken care of and sized properly! Some people in this industry say a Chinese nickel iron cell is a piece of crap. Not so! Sure as with anything you can have defective cells or manufacturing defects but t over 30 years of selling nickel iron cells to customers all over the world we have only had  handful of cells that were defective.

John D
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