Where can I get a User Manual and helpful operating videos for my Volta System?
- Serial Numbers starting with VV are Flex.
- Serial Numbers starting with VF are non-Flex
For “boondocking” should I get a standard Travato with 12v AGM batteries, upgrade to 12v lithium batteries, or get the “L” with the Volta Pure 3 48v system?
The bottom line is how much time/effort do you want to put into Managing your power; usage and replenishing.
All three battery options allow you to boondock for extended periods of time. Three options: type of batteries: AMG; AMG upgraded with Lithium replacements;
Volta Pure 3 Lithium.
AMG systems require multi-daily eyes on the system to manage the power. A/C requires running the generator (which since 2021 is a “quiet generator”). The batteries generally should only be depleted 50% before recharging or risk damage to the batteries.
12v Lithium upgrades require daily eyes on to manage but can be depleted to almost 100% before recharging. Might provide limited A/C. If the upgrade included installation of a large inverter. Generator running would be required for extended A/C.
Volta needs very little management: if not running the A/C, looking at it every 3 or 4 days. If running the A/C, looking at it once a day.
Enable the Volta Auto-Start, and the Volta system will manage itself as needed.
With the Volta fully charged, you can run the A/C from 5 to 24 hours before needing a recharge, depending on how much time the A/C compressor is on.
Under that bottom line is where you evaluate YOUR personal cost benefit.
Thank you William.
Why does my engine start when I arm my Volta autostart system even though my SOC doesn’t require a start?
What do the red lights mean on the Kisae solar controller on my Volta (Pure 3) equipped Travato?
Group Member Joel Bean tells us this:
“Findings about Kisae controller. Although the manual discusses the status lights on the Kisae, you will only see two states.
ON and charging (solid green on bottom, flashing amber on top) and/or
OFF (both solid red).
Ignore the information about Constant Current, Constant Charge, and Constant Float. The Kisae does not control/monitor the state of the battery. Battery management for the Volta system does this and simply turns the Kisae on and off. Also, be advised that, although there is function in the Kisae to control charging from an alternator, these connection terminals are not used. This is also controlled by Volta battery management. I hope this addresses some confusion about the use of the Kisae controller. You will always see double red lights until the battery is below about 90%. One exception. If the Kisae starts charging the battery, it will continue until full. Once full, it will shut off, all red, and not resume unless the battery dips to below 90 or 91%, when Volta battery management turns it on again.”
Also note: The lights turn off completely at night (when there is no solar energy on the solar panels at all).
Where Can I Find Videos on Operating the Volta Pure 3 System in a Travato?
To see all of the available videos click on this link or paste into your browser and scroll down to the ones for the Travato.
For some of the more frequently used ones see below:
The video for changing the Max Branch Amps is this one:
The video for when the inverter on/off switch isn’t working is this one:
Is There a Volta Pure 3 Cliff Notes or Quick Start Guide?
What sounds/fan noises will I hear from the Volta Pure 3 System?
Where can I find information on the Volta Pure3 Lithium System as used in the Travato?”
This one is a consolidated document explaining, in detail, most of what you need/want to know about the 1st generation system as installed in Travatos prior to the 2020.5 models.
Travato Pure3-Volta System 1st Gen
This one is a consolidated document explaining, in detail, most of what you need/want to know about the 2nd generation system as installed in Travatos beginning with the 2020.5 models.
Travato Pure3-Volta System 2nd Gen
This one is a consolidated document explaining, in detail, most of what you need/want to know about the 3rd generation system as installed in Travatos beginning with the 2020.5 models with the 10% larger battery pack
Travato Pure3-Volta System 3rd Gen
The next ones are a document that contains instructions for using the manual/auto features so you can print it out and keep it handy. They are different depending on what “generation” your system is.
Travato Pure3-Volta Auto-Start 1st Gen
Travato Pure3-Volta Auto-Start 2nd3rd Gen-1
A discussion about using surge suppression with the Volta Pure 3 system is here:
Travato Pure3-Volta System Surge Suppressors
Information about the Bluetooth Module can be found here:
Travato Pure3-Volta Bluetooth Module
Also, a conceptual Power and Plumbing diagram 1st generation
Power and Plumbing Diagram GL and KL 2019
and, a conceptual Power and Plumbing diagram 2nd generation