How to Set Up a TriStar PWM Charge Controller to be used with a LiFePO4 Battle Born Batteries

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Setting up your Tristar PWM controller to work with Battle Born Batteries is a cinch!

Just follow the steps outlined below.

 

Step 1:

Remove the access cover. This is the front cover on the unit that is held in with four screws.

 

Step 2:

Adjust the first three DIP switches.

The first three DIP switches are related to the system voltage. Use the Table 1 below to configure the first three DIP switches. We do not recommend that you use the “Auto” setting because variations in battery charge levels and connected loads can cause unwanted errors.

 

Table 1: System Voltage

 

Step 3: 

Set the remaining DIP switches to the following:

4: OFF
5: ON
6: OFF

7: OFF

8: ON

 

Note: Do not connect the RTS cable and never set the unit into equalization mode.

 

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