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Old 11-12-2011, 04:02 PM   #15
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Ottffss,
I'm getting ahead of myself, but I have been researching Lithium Phosphate batteries for some time. The pricing is getting closer to affordable and they can be adapted to a standard RV charging scheme. There are still some issues....I'll have an article devoted to those in the coming weeks.

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...I have been researching Lithium Phosphate batteries for some time...
And why are we NOT surprised! You da man!
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:03 PM   #17
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Ottffss,
If I could figure out a way to afford and install LiFePO3 batteries today, I would. Huge weight savings, more power, faster charging and deeper discharge levels in a smaller space? What's not to love. Oh, right...the PRICE!

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Old 11-12-2011, 05:09 PM   #18
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Right on...
If/Once the manufacturers turn their attention away from the high margin custom car packs and move into some form of "standard sized" production we'll be home free!

Frankly its got to be no more that a couple more years at best before even us camper boys can afford these Li energy storage marvels... Solar, charging Li packs, lasting forever with LED lighting while boondocking all we want... Sheesh I get all gushy thinking about that!
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Latest post is up. another to follow soon.....

looking back it is hard to imagine how much work went into this over the course of the project!

It was fun to do at the time....

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OK Parts 1 and 2 (plus my Introduction) are up on line. Part 3 to follow....

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Hey All,

3rd Posting is up. All about attaching the panels to the roof.

Next post will cover all the wiring and associate devices. I even a a full-on schematic to show you!

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Wow..What started out as a simple 4 Part article on installing MY(your) solar charging system has grown into a 5 Part (6 on deck) behemoth. Lots of good info...nice photos. Comments welcome...I even answer them!

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