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Enerdrive 40+ dcdc charger
« on: Sun 5 May 08:38 2019 »
Anyone running one or any on the Enerdrive products?

Had not heard of them until about 3 weeks ago. Aussie made in Brisbane.
Looking at redoing my 12volt setup for fridge ad batteries and this one seems to tick the boxes.

Just yet to meet someone who has used their products and find how the preform long term

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Re: Enerdrive 40+ dcdc charger
« Reply #1 on: Sat 11 May 19:41 2019 »
Looking at the same charger. Have only heard goods reports about these. Do some research on their lithium batteries if you are considering. They are located in Tingalpa

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Re: Enerdrive 40+ dcdc charger
« Reply #2 on: Sun 12 May 12:50 2019 »
They dont deal direct with public but 2 places in Capalaba sell their product. There is factory pricing currently buying this charger and their LiPo at same time currently

Their Lithum is 2 different types.
The green or blue top model has in built BMS that can see via bluetooth. These batteries can not be set in parallel and have long service life. Need to know what your daily consumption is and charge that can feed back each day.
Get it wrong and need to increase bank then first battery cant be used in new bank.

Their white top you can parallel bit need to buy separate BMS. These ones if plan to increase storage in future is possible and still achieve good cycle life.

Come July will get a 40+ and fit it up to 1 agm that currently using.
Can feed it with up 600watts of solar at 50volts iirc and when engine running can pull up over 50amps if batteries need it and you got right size cable fitted.

It is cheaper than the 4 main players of dcdc charger you buy at chain stores and can use cheaper household panels to power it. Looking at $500+ saving on new install cost.

The charger does need cool and dry spot to be installed.

Big change to dual battery set up in my HJ60 of over 18years ago with 3way switch and wet cell deep cycle battery all shoved in the engine bay

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Re: Enerdrive 40+ dcdc charger
« Reply #3 on: Sat 24 Aug 13:32 2019 »


This and the Enerdrive btec 200ah Li will be new set up.once battery arrives.
Bit of a step from the agm of 4 yrs ago.

The quicker rate of recharging compared to agm, 1/3 the weight and half the space compared to current 2 agm 110amp batteries.
Same usable amount of amps as 360amps of agm

Hoping for 6 years service life from this setup.
Time will tell.
Know after November if was worth heading in this direction in charger and battery charger


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Re: Enerdrive 40+ dcdc charger
« Reply #4 on: Tue 5 Nov 17:27 2019 »
Looking at the same charger. Have only heard goods reports about these. Do some research on their lithium batteries if you are considering. They are located in Tingalpa

Old thread.

Burger, worth getting one of these chargers especially if connect to one of their Green cased Lipo batteries..

Punches in 45amp on dcdc on Highway and with 330watts of 45volt house hold panels will pour 25amps if required.
As it only has bulk charge to 95% then float charges
The recharge time is heaps quicker.

Overnight draw is about 15amps so by 8am on 100% and that is if not started the engine ;)

This is first trip with this new setup as finished in day before left.
So only early days yet.

Still only 9 days in out of 21days.

If any interest can do a report on first trip.

Otherwise caught redfin, trout, silver perch and fallow deer and rabbits. Nsw and state land hunting plus fishing is great.

Be in Victoria in day or 2 for more of the same.

These are the reason for the new set up and battery % charge is now the last thing need worry about

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Re: Enerdrive 40+ dcdc charger
« Reply #5 on: Tue 17 Mar 15:19 2020 »
Old thread but did say would report after actually using it.

This charger I have connected to 200amp Enerdrive Lithum battery.
It was a huge whack to buy including cabling and breaker switches I installed.

Since installed in October 2019 it has only done 2 trips of 14 days each time plus a few 1 or 2 nights away. So be edging to 36-40 days from home. Currently few days into another 2 weeks away so by end of next week this set up will have had a decent shake down of testing.

Main thing I have learnt is from 100% SOC (state of charge) if have fridge fully stocked cold and  dont add too many beers at once or dressed out deer into fridge I go can safely 5 days with no PV or DCDC charging input.
At home and in driveway and 65L Waeco dualzone Fridge is left at -10'c and not opened then after 6 days still over 25% SOC.
20%Soc is minimum level to ensure you get your full 5000cycle life out of this Lithum battery. It can discharge to 10% SOC and then BMS( battery management System) will shut battery off until charged enough.

For the PV is feed via the 2 165watt 45.0volt household panels had for the agm batterys as independent setup.
Only difference is with 3way switch now allows me to either chose 330w or 165w infeed to the  DCDC 40+ charger. When required these panels produce over 20amps of charge  and manual say can go 600w of 45.0v  recommended and maximum overclock the charger at 800watt 45.0v of infeed.

I ran 16mm square the 5m from cranking battery to charger. With DCDC set at 50amps and switch at cranking battery turned on and battery at 60% soc at idle 35amps was produce and highway speeds it max out at the 50amps I set it to. Battery maximum charge rate is 50amps. Since set dcdc at 30smp max. Less amps battery stays cooler and means long term greater number of cycles in its service life

Or simplest way to explain it is left Redland with battery at 60%soc and 2 hours later at Warwick and fuelling up was 98%soc or battery had increase 76amps.

Lithium charges to 95%soc at bulk charge rate and float charge last 5%soc or 10amps in my case.

Agm will never match recovery time and is impressive on the rainy overcast weather and reason enough to consider them nrxt time require battery replacement used for deep cycle use.

I went away recently for 2 weeks and left home at 100%soc.
Across both panels i layed 2 pieces of 70x35 or 3x2 across panels and carried my extension and step ladders for first 3 days and then on 2nd week on Thursday evening loaded ladders back on until the wednesday morning just gone and removed the 3x2 timbers of the panels.

Even with the 3x2 across the panels for whole time of about 16days and ladders for about 7day there was enough PV charge to keep battery above the 30% on Wednesday 16days later. Anyone near Redlands on 9 and 10th March knows when was not raining it was close to 10/10 cloud cover.

By Thursday with 330w infeed the battery reach 100% soc.

Impressed so far and by end of April will have truely tested the charger and battery for over 60days from home with the install on my Hilux.

Hope some finds this review usefull. 
Still planning on a 7 year working life from the setup.

Enough rambling and time for me to go for afternoon hunt ;)

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