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Old 08-19-2019, 11:31 PM   #15
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If you were ordering a new view would you spring for this at $4000?
Looks like 2 105 amp/ hour batteries, 105 usable. Two lithium 100 a/h would give you 200 a/h useable. But you can buy 100 a/h batteries for $950 each. Just have to make sure your charger can handle the different charging profile.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:43 PM   #16
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Quality of Life is not about dollars and cents. A conversion to Lithium batteries (for faster charging and more true capacity) and more solar watts (for those less than sunny environments) better enables one to run purely solar, and not run the genset which can be annoying to fellow campers, especially the tent campers, when at smaller state parks. Worry about ROE for your employment or investments, not your RV travels.
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Quality of Life is not about dollars and cents.
That is correct. It is amazing how most of us can achieve that without spending on solar and batteries.
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I guess I'm the only one who heard the Xantrex talk and the Winnebago GNR. Xantrex makes the whole system for Winnebago. They have not, at this time, pursued aftermarket installations. The system consists of:

- Xantrex 2000W pure sine wave inverter/charger (with lithium charging profile built in)
- A special charge controller to limit alternator charging
- Two Xantrex developed LiFePo4, UL Rated, batteries with built in battery management
- A Winnebago/Xantrex designed battery box to maintain proper environmental conditions

If you think you can just drop in a lithium battery and go, you are not going to be happy. They are a bit more finicky in their charging needs and environmental conditions then most people think. And you always have the potential for fire. I think the $4000 gets you a completely reliable, safe system that is going to operate reliably for a number of years.
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If you think you can just drop in a lithium battery and go, you are not going to be happy. They are a bit more finicky in their charging needs and environmental conditions then most people think. And you always have the potential for fire. I think the $4000 gets you a completely reliable, safe system that is going to operate reliably for a number of years.
Lifepo4 battery’s do not pose a fire hazard any more then lead or AGM. It is a different chemistry then laptop or cellphone battery. Spreading such roomers is not beneficial. And yes there are ez drop in Lifepo4 battery’s that will work fine with your existing charger/inverter, with built in battery management software. Just check compatibility with the battery manufacturer before purchase. A charger that has Lifepo4 settings would be better of course.
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