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We have another Awesome Powerforum Store Review and Lucky Draw Giveaway of a very nice Lithium Battery and some other soon to be disclosed goodies on its way....

Thank you to the Team at Magneto Energy for providing us with equipment to test and review and the best part to let us give it away to one of the lucky members on our forum.

Terms for you to be eligible 

  • Must be a Power Forum Member. Yes even NEWB's Can win the product in the lucky draw.
  • Must be willing to give feedback on a thread you create on your experience with the product.
  • Allow the Manufacturer to communicate with you to get realworld information on how their product performs and some technical feedback for future improvements.
  • If you win the product it must be installed by a qualified technician NO DIY Installs Please we need to support the professionals in the market.
  • Provide us with nice photos of your Installation on the thread you created. 
  • Cost of delivery or collection of the prize is for the winner.

We will Post more details on the giveaway in the next couple of days. 

Thanks for your Continued Support. 

Powerforum Store

UPDATED LINK TO GIVEAWAY

 

Hey All here is the link to the Lucky Draw Giveaway Follow the Link to enter https://app.viralsweep.com/sweeps/full/ab6695-152749?framed=1 

Terms and conditions are in the document. 

May the Luckiest Person Win! 

Magneto_Email_EnterandWin.pdf

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Hey Everyone so to give you an Update on the Giveaway the Awesome People at  Magneto Energy has confirmed that they will be giving us a BRAND NEW MAGNETO Lithium-LiFePo4 Wall Mount 48V 7.6KWh Battery for the lucky draw battery review giveaway!!

The Battery review will be posted in the next day or so and the Link to take part in the lucky draw shortly after that we will allow one full week for as many entries as possible. 

After that we have another Magneto Product to give away that we have reviewed and tested more details will follow at a later stage... 

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We Are Proud to Present The

Magneto Product Review

Product Review Done by Independent Engineer

Battery Range

Magneto 5.12kWh 51.2V 100Ah LiFePo4 battery Rackmount and Wall-Mount

Reviewer

DANIEL LOUBSER DIRECTOR OF DONTUWIRE

Category

Energy Storage

 

Manufacturer Specifications

  • Total Capacity: 5.12kWh
  • Nominal Voltage: 51.2VDC
  • Maximum Charge Voltage: 56VDC
  • Discharge Cut-off Voltage: 48VDC
  • Maximum Continuous Charge Current: 100A (1C)
  • Maximum Continuous Discharge Current: 100A (1C)
  • Operating Temperatures:
    • Charging: 0~45°C
    • Discharging: -20~60°C
    • Storage: 0~40°C
  • Cycles : 3000 @ 100% D.O.D, 6000 @ 80% D.O.D
  • Maximum Depth of Discharge: 100% (85% Recommended)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 440 x 430 x 177mm
  • Weight: 45kg
  • Parallel Connection: Up to 16 BMS Sets
  • Protection: Over-Charge, Over-Discharge, Over-Current and Short-Circuit
  • Design Lifespan: 15-20 Years (>6000 Cycles) @80% D.O.D.
  • Warranty: 10 Years or 6000 Cycles for Average 80% DOD and Maximum 90% DOD
  • Control Interface: RS232, RS485 and CAN Bus.

Mounting and Enclosure

The Magneto 5.12kWh battery range is available in a wall-mount and a rack-mount unit. Both units can be mounted either in rackmount or wall-mount configuration (rackmount unit by means of a wall-mount bracket). The size of the battery is impressive, being much smaller and more compact compared to other batteries with similar specifications.

Communication

The battery does not come with any user manual, which makes inverter communication setup difficult if the CAN or RS485 pin layout is unknown. By testing the most used CAN pin layouts, the CAN pin layout was confirmed to be the Pylontech protocol CAN2.0 used in brands such as Sunsynk, Pylontech, Hubble, REVOV, and many others.

CAN Pin Layout: Pin 2 - GND, Pin 4 - CAN H, Pin 5 - CAN L

Communication between Luxpower and Sunsynk inverters were tested to be stable without any frames dropped.

Parallel communication between multiple batteries can be established by means of the RS485 ports and by setting the 4-bit DIP switch (with address 1 as the master) up to a maximum of 16 batteries.

Performance

The battery can comfortably charge and discharge at 1C without heating up significantly. In our tests, we tested up to 2C with temperatures remaining within their limits without throttling occurring.  It is, however, recommended to stay within the manufacturer's limit of 1C. A great addition to the battery is a physical circuit breaker.

Self-Discharge

The battery's self-discharge is very good, with only 16mAh measured per hour.

Start of Charge

The goal of the charging test is to see how the cell temperature increases with the maximum allowed charge, and if the charging performance is throttled. The battery was charged at 1C for an hour, with cell temperatures T1-T4 at 26°C.

cellvoltages.jpg.1bf1a7768d2d5f2d67088679dc5048f1.jpg

End of Charge

After charging from 0 to 100% SOC for an hour, the temperatures of T1-T4 increased to 44°C (1°C below the specification of 45°C). There was no charging performance throttling, with overall good constant charging curves.

cellvoltages2.jpg.83619ebae3746857792a5a3e790083a0.jpg

BMS Reading Accuracy

To test the accuracy of the voltmeter reading at the battery terminals as well as any volt-drop resulting of high-resistance busbar usage or leakage of voltage caused by faulty breakers, a multimeter was used to test both the open-circuit and closed-circuit voltage. The measurements show a 99.94% accuracy with an open-circuit voltage of 0.003V, which is negligible.

picture1.jpg.4324a0b2529c0c3c76085c2d7bf25a40.jpg

picture2.jpg.a75411deb54c1ad464d83a1f8ca0125d.jpg

 User Interface

The battery user interface is a good addition to assist with monitoring the status of the battery. Information such as the pack voltage, current, state of charge (SOC), individual cell voltages, individual temperature sensors, and battery management system (BMS) are shown. Although most new inverters can show battery BMS information via CAN or RS485 communication, the information is mostly limited to pack voltage, pack temperature, SOC and BMS alarm codes. For inverters that are incompatible or not able to display general battery information, or for much better fault-finding and battery monitoring, this display offers a huge advantage. Problems such as cell imbalances, temperature runaway of a specific sensor and detailed BMS fault codes offers both users and installers an advantage in fault-finding without having to send the battery to the manufacturer. 

Main Menu

Menu1.jpg.d99cac948b2d39e6657ab3c6c41fa104.jpgMenu1.jpg.d99cac948b2d39e6657ab3c6c41fa104.jpg

Menu2.jpg.a9bc24b0a51aec2733d3238fb1dff7c8.jpg

Cell Voltages

cellvoltages21.jpg.25a60202a5c8a87376c97f1ccd44a3f4.jpg

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cellvoltages23.jpg.8a57e173178b7bb3d0e4cbc129faa8d1.jpg

cellvoltages24.jpg.166ce1128d5568d1610fa013338ecd16.jpg

Temperatures

temp1.jpg.4d964b10bba94076e7e34084cd2f1e7a.jpg

temp2.jpg.65d4099ffdf9d7be6177aee3294bfb6b.jpg

 

BMS Status

BMS1.jpg.ac9170686151f5b9f7f1cc265a919501.jpg

BMS2.jpg.b98a3765cd0ad279ccf5826c2ad8fc0b.jpg

BMS3.jpg.d0469bf222a43d9ccbd692cb97a4f518.jpg

BMS4.jpg.f40de580465d31ebe6503ec9e9ec303a.jpg

Conclusion

We were really impressed by the compact size of the magneto battery range, good user interface, high performance, and good warranty. The battery offers good scalability with a parallel capacity of up to 16 units. With the price (at the time of writing) for the 5.12kWh rack-mount battery starting at R21 896.00, the Magneto battery range offers excellent value.

Value

 (5/5)

Performance

 (4.5/5)

Warranty

 (5/5)

User Experience

 (4.5/5)

Scalability

 (4.5/5)

Compatibility

 (5/5)

Overall

 (4.5/5)

Photos of the internals of the battery range

Rack-Mountbattery.jpg2.thumb.jpg.c0dea78bd4a0474d0d1fb7ded1cbab98.jpgRack-Mountbattery.thumb.jpg.583beabee4a2960d6d46febfeb9a3349.jpgWall-Mountbattery.jpg6.thumb.jpg.950694fbc6ba38f5a28875cf20d71dd2.jpgWall-Mountbattery.thumb.jpg.d5be63cf9dbf4df3462a390112ee9b01.jpg

 

 

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Hey All here is the link to the Lucky Draw Giveaway Follow the Link to enter https://app.viralsweep.com/sweeps/full/ab6695-152749?framed=1 

Terms and conditions are in the document. 

May the Luckiest Person Win! 

Magneto_Email_EnterandWin.pdf

 

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On 2024/02/05 at 4:19 PM, Powerforum Store said:

 

We Are Proud to Present The

Magneto Product Review

Product Review Done by Independent Engineer

Battery Range

Magneto 5.12kWh 51.2V 100Ah LiFePo4 battery Rackmount and Wall-Mount

Reviewer

DANIEL LOUBSER DIRECTOR OF DONTUWIRE

Category

Energy Storage

 

Manufacturer Specifications

  • Total Capacity: 5.12kWh
  • Nominal Voltage: 51.2VDC
  • Maximum Charge Voltage: 56VDC
  • Discharge Cut-off Voltage: 48VDC
  • Maximum Continuous Charge Current: 100A (1C)
  • Maximum Continuous Discharge Current: 100A (1C)
  • Operating Temperatures:
    • Charging: 0~45°C
    • Discharging: -20~60°C
    • Storage: 0~40°C
  • Cycles : 3000 @ 100% D.O.D, 6000 @ 80% D.O.D
  • Maximum Depth of Discharge: 100% (85% Recommended)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 440 x 430 x 177mm
  • Weight: 45kg
  • Parallel Connection: Up to 16 BMS Sets
  • Protection: Over-Charge, Over-Discharge, Over-Current and Short-Circuit
  • Design Lifespan: 15-20 Years (>6000 Cycles) @80% D.O.D.
  • Warranty: 10 Years or 6000 Cycles for Average 80% DOD and Maximum 90% DOD
  • Control Interface: RS232, RS485 and CAN Bus.

Mounting and Enclosure

The Magneto 5.12kWh battery range is available in a wall-mount and a rack-mount unit. Both units can be mounted either in rackmount or wall-mount configuration (rackmount unit by means of a wall-mount bracket). The size of the battery is impressive, being much smaller and more compact compared to other batteries with similar specifications.

Communication

The battery does not come with any user manual, which makes inverter communication setup difficult if the CAN or RS485 pin layout is unknown. By testing the most used CAN pin layouts, the CAN pin layout was confirmed to be the Pylontech protocol CAN2.0 used in brands such as Sunsynk, Pylontech, Hubble, REVOV, and many others.

CAN Pin Layout: Pin 2 - GND, Pin 4 - CAN H, Pin 5 - CAN L

Communication between Luxpower and Sunsynk inverters were tested to be stable without any frames dropped.

Parallel communication between multiple batteries can be established by means of the RS485 ports and by setting the 4-bit DIP switch (with address 1 as the master) up to a maximum of 16 batteries.

Performance

The battery can comfortably charge and discharge at 1C without heating up significantly. In our tests, we tested up to 2C with temperatures remaining within their limits without throttling occurring.  It is, however, recommended to stay within the manufacturer's limit of 1C. A great addition to the battery is a physical circuit breaker.

Self-Discharge

The battery's self-discharge is very good, with only 16mAh measured per hour.

Start of Charge

The goal of the charging test is to see how the cell temperature increases with the maximum allowed charge, and if the charging performance is throttled. The battery was charged at 1C for an hour, with cell temperatures T1-T4 at 26°C.

cellvoltages.jpg.1bf1a7768d2d5f2d67088679dc5048f1.jpg

End of Charge

After charging from 0 to 100% SOC for an hour, the temperatures of T1-T4 increased to 44°C (1°C below the specification of 45°C). There was no charging performance throttling, with overall good constant charging curves.

cellvoltages2.jpg.83619ebae3746857792a5a3e790083a0.jpg

BMS Reading Accuracy

To test the accuracy of the voltmeter reading at the battery terminals as well as any volt-drop resulting of high-resistance busbar usage or leakage of voltage caused by faulty breakers, a multimeter was used to test both the open-circuit and closed-circuit voltage. The measurements show a 99.94% accuracy with an open-circuit voltage of 0.003V, which is negligible.

picture1.jpg.4324a0b2529c0c3c76085c2d7bf25a40.jpg

picture2.jpg.a75411deb54c1ad464d83a1f8ca0125d.jpg

 User Interface

The battery user interface is a good addition to assist with monitoring the status of the battery. Information such as the pack voltage, current, state of charge (SOC), individual cell voltages, individual temperature sensors, and battery management system (BMS) are shown. Although most new inverters can show battery BMS information via CAN or RS485 communication, the information is mostly limited to pack voltage, pack temperature, SOC and BMS alarm codes. For inverters that are incompatible or not able to display general battery information, or for much better fault-finding and battery monitoring, this display offers a huge advantage. Problems such as cell imbalances, temperature runaway of a specific sensor and detailed BMS fault codes offers both users and installers an advantage in fault-finding without having to send the battery to the manufacturer. 

Main Menu

Menu1.jpg.d99cac948b2d39e6657ab3c6c41fa104.jpgMenu1.jpg.d99cac948b2d39e6657ab3c6c41fa104.jpg

Menu2.jpg.a9bc24b0a51aec2733d3238fb1dff7c8.jpg

 

Cell Voltages

cellvoltages21.jpg.25a60202a5c8a87376c97f1ccd44a3f4.jpg

cellvoltages22.jpg.de889b6050caea45c373d94358a46872.jpg

cellvoltages23.jpg.8a57e173178b7bb3d0e4cbc129faa8d1.jpg

cellvoltages24.jpg.166ce1128d5568d1610fa013338ecd16.jpg

Temperatures

temp1.jpg.4d964b10bba94076e7e34084cd2f1e7a.jpg

temp2.jpg.65d4099ffdf9d7be6177aee3294bfb6b.jpg

 

 

BMS Status

BMS1.jpg.ac9170686151f5b9f7f1cc265a919501.jpg

BMS2.jpg.b98a3765cd0ad279ccf5826c2ad8fc0b.jpg

BMS3.jpg.d0469bf222a43d9ccbd692cb97a4f518.jpg

BMS4.jpg.f40de580465d31ebe6503ec9e9ec303a.jpg

Conclusion

We were really impressed by the compact size of the magneto battery range, good user interface, high performance, and good warranty. The battery offers good scalability with a parallel capacity of up to 16 units. With the price (at the time of writing) for the 5.12kWh rack-mount battery starting at R21 896.00, the Magneto battery range offers excellent value.

Value

 (5/5)

Performance

 (4.5/5)

Warranty

 (5/5)

User Experience

 (4.5/5)

Scalability

 (4.5/5)

Compatibility

 (5/5)

Overall

 (4.5/5)

Photos of the internals of the battery range

Rack-Mountbattery.jpg2.thumb.jpg.c0dea78bd4a0474d0d1fb7ded1cbab98.jpgRack-Mountbattery.thumb.jpg.583beabee4a2960d6d46febfeb9a3349.jpgWall-Mountbattery.jpg6.thumb.jpg.950694fbc6ba38f5a28875cf20d71dd2.jpgWall-Mountbattery.thumb.jpg.d5be63cf9dbf4df3462a390112ee9b01.jpg

 

 

An exellent battery review its a powerful battery alot of features i like it

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On 2024/02/07 at 7:59 AM, Powerforum Store said:

Hey All here is the link to the Lucky Draw Giveaway Follow the Link to enter https://app.viralsweep.com/sweeps/full/ab6695-152749?framed=1 

Terms and conditions are in the document. 

May the Luckiest Person Win! 

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I think create a new topic and have this as the first post... Bit difficult to even see this down here

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Solar is the perfect DIY project to wean yourself off the grid particularly and guavement in general. "Ons doen dit self!"

A great advantage is that the user will do the best job he/she can, (no wokes here), learns the system from inside out, and reaps the benefit of reliability. Also can troubleshoot problems and fix it. Few if any call-outs. YouTube is the great leveller, has saved me plenty. No, I do not believe everything there, but have common sense.

Stories about bad and indeed dangerous installations by supposedly "professional installers" abound. Instead of attempting to upgrade all installers and force their use, I think it would be better to educate users on how to do a good install themselves. It is not rocket science. Yes, get a safety inspector if you do not trust yourself.

It is the prize sponsors prerogative to make the rules for the competition and rub up to the trade, but it will not endear them to the end customer.

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What a great prize for whoever wins this battery.  Also, I'm new to this forum and I can tell you that it is incredible to see what people can do, technically. I'm actually in the process of simplifying my life, technically, by pulling out what cost me well over a million rand to install ito home automation, cameras, etc. Never.  Again. I imagine that this is what buying timeshare is like. 

I am, however,  going to build an enormous solar installation in a few steps, and I plan on learning EVERYTHING I can to optimise and perfect it.  I thank you all in advance for your kind patience and wonderful insight into the fascinating subject of solar and independence. 

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Hi, I am a solar solutions integrator and always looking for good products to add to my list of reliable products, I will need to obviously have access to a real world installation to get data for this product.

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Looks like a PACE BMS same as the one used in the Svolt batteries. Usually they are very good and compatible with most inverters, as long as the correct comms cable is used. Over all looks like a nice battery. Anyone have an idea of the price?

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2 minutes ago, David Kusner said:

Looks like a PACE BMS same as the one used in the Svolt batteries. Usually they are very good and compatible with most inverters, as long as the correct comms cable is used. Over all looks like a nice battery. Anyone have an idea of the price?

Conclusion

We were really impressed by the compact size of the magneto battery range, good user interface, high performance, and good warranty. The battery offers good scalability with a parallel capacity of up to 16 units. With the price (at the time of writing) for the 5.12kWh rack-mount battery starting at R21 896.00, the Magneto battery range offers excellent value.

https://powerforum-store.co.za/collections/batterys/products/magneto-lithium-lifepo4-rack-mount-48v5-1kwh 

Current Price on our online Store 

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