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KiloVault HLX+ Lithium Solar Battery

Written August 09, 2019

Incredible Battery

(Editor's note: This review was left about the prior version of the HLX+ battery.)
Upgraded my solar electrical system this year after 5 years on my smaller system. My intent was to never run my generator again. I have been running my new system with the KiloVault 3600 HLX for 2 weeks and it works fantastic. I've watched it put out 168 amps with no issue and only a couple tenths drop in voltage while doing it and then immediately returns to the normal 13. 3 volts.
I have seen it charge very quickly at 68 amps from my solar array. The only issue I have had is that the BMS will put this battery in standby when my PV input matches the load on the battery... the entire system "pauses" causing the inverter to shut off, the charge controller goes to resting or to alarm and the 12 volt system goes dead for a couple seconds... Be advised the battery can go into standby.... I contacted altE figuring my Classic controller might have a "work around" setting, all I got was a non answer... guess I'll be contacting MidNite Solar directly...

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Response from altE
Date Added: August 09, 2019
Thanks for being an altE customer! We're so happy that your initial experience with the KiloVault battery was so positive.
The standby / pause issue has been resolved with the July 2019 BMS update (V3 for the 1800HLX, V2 for the 3600HLX).
All new KiloVault HLX series batteries have the updated BMS.
It sounds like the batteries you purchased have the outdated BMS.
If you are still having issues with your KiloVault battery bank, please contact KiloVault Support by phone - (877) 878-4060 - or web form - https://www.altestore.com/helpdesk/tickets/submit/ - so that we can resolve the issue to your satisfaction.

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