Our Victron 100a Battery Protect has just failed after about 6 months use in our charging circuit.
It is positioned between the charging buss and shunts to the 4S2P LFP cell pack. The charging buss has only solar, grid charger and alternators wired to it, but normally only the solar charging is in use. None of the charging sources exceed 60a at 12v. The load buss is completely separate. The BP is wired correctly with IN toward the charging buss and OUT toward the battery as recommended in other posts here. We understand that the BP can only accept current IN to OUT, not the reverse. It is controlled by the SBMS0 using the over voltage lock parameters.
The BP was programmed for Lithium/C when it failed, and we have reprogramed it to that, but it will not pass current now. Removing it from the circuit and shorting the charging wiring allows the charging circuit to work normally.
We would like to determine the cause of the failure so we can prevent this in the future. Is there something about shutting down the system for recycling the SBMS0 that could cause a reversal of the power going through the BP.? Normally we shut down the solar panels first, then the MPPT (24v panels and 12v system), and then disconnect the battery from the circuit all with circuit breakers.
Anyone have an idea as to what might have caused this?