Question - Do I need to upgrade my charger to a LiFePO4 charger for a 12V 200Ah / 100A Continuous discharge Lithium LiFePO4 Battery. I currently have a redarc BMS30 installed?
Response - Our battery management system allows our batteries to be charged with the older BMS30 (that does not have a Lithium profile), however there are a few things you should note:
You should select the AGM charge profile.
Only run the BMS30 in Touring mode, never use the Storage mode.
You will not be able to achieve a true 100% State of Charge, so the charger will probably only charge the battery to around 95% full.
When you put your vehicle in storage and it won't be used for periods of time, it is recommended not to leave you mains power plugged in. It is better for the life span of the batteries not to have the batteries on float charge without any load drawing from it for long periods of time. Please note there is no detrimental impact to our Amptron LiFePO4 batteries if left in a partial state of charge for long periods of time, so you do not need to keep them topped up.
Provided you note the above, you can use the older BMS30 with the Amptron 12V LiFePO4 batteries.