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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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Wow, the installation is very aircrafty, thanks for the pics Van
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very nice work!
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Great job worthy of a 'Lodge.
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Cool stuff. Andre upped the ante!

Wonder if Andre will answer questions...
That is smart using the water tank to moderate the temp.

I wnoder if he does any cooling of the lithiums for summer / high ambient use? Or if the water tank is sufficient. Probably depends upon how long one stays and how hot. And nighttime temps.

I've thought about for my future install, either putting them inside a closet or within a closed battery box that is insulated and then fed air via duct from the living space.

Does he also have lithium start batteries?

Hopefully, he might start his own thread to answer some questions.

Van -
How hot does your bay get when you camp in the summer in AZ? Have you ever charted?
Do you see over 90F? I assume it'd land around average day / night temp. Maybe traveling would be the hottest with the high asphalt temps.

Hope you are enjoying WOG!

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Default Andre’s Amazing M380 All Electric Coach with Victron System and LG Solar

As promised at Q, here are links to the YT two-part video series of Andre’s amazing Victron-Lithium M380 conversion:

Part One - https://youtu.be/5t848F6TrQ0 (10:15)
Part Two - https://youtu.be/xKzE0FSFmrc (6:53)

Thank you Andre for making this possible!
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Nice clean work there, not many shops do work like that any more! You guys are spoiled with all those storage bays!
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great videos! Thanks to Van and Andre for creating.
Makes me feel like I should have selected Victron gear.

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thanks van and andre
great video i can see i have a long way to go,,,
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Default Battery Connection Crimping

Just passing along this excellent How-To video to everyone. Is exactly how I did my cables several years ago (post #61, page 7 of this thread). I used old-time standard die-electric grease but Noalox may be better. Also, he doesn’t mention or use split loom sheathing as an additional layer of protection for the cables. In RV’s and especially for longer runs where there’s a risk of cables chafing against things, adding split loom may be a good idea. Enjoy...

https://youtu.be/9-AxK59w6zo
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I'm sorry, that is not a good DIY - clearly someone who learned from the internet. Noalox is designed to prevent oxidation on aluminum connections to other materials. Those terminals are tin plated copper on a copper cable and anything inside that crimp can only serve to hurt the quality of the connection. If the crimp is done properly there is nothing inside the crimp other than copper, no air or anything. The right way to "seal" the cable is to use heat shrink with the sealant over the insulation and terminal on both ends. Dielectric grease inside the crimp is even worse than Noalox!
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