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Old 03-20-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Battery System - Lithium Iron Phosphate ?

Very interesting article in RV News Service about Liberty Coach's use of a "new" battery technology called "lithium iron phosphate. The article says one of these weighs less (Liberty claims savings of over 1,100 lbs for multiple batteries on their triple-slide coaches, and 500 lb on double-slide models), lasts considerably longer, and is "disposable" when worn out ...a "green" battery system. ...of course, it does cost more than "standard" batteries.

Is anyone familiar with this technology??

If you want to read the article, it is at "http://rvnewsservice.com/?p=363
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SAVINGS of 1100 pounds??? How many batteries do they have in these things?
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Check out this LiFePO4 Batteries: A Breakthrough For Electric Vehicles — MetaEfficient Reviews information. I would think this could be a good technology to invest in!
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A Lifeline GPL-4CT weighs 66 pounds. It would take almost 17 of those batteries to get to 1100 pounds.

The article says switching batteries SAVES 1100 pounds. Sorry, but something is rotten in the state of Denver.
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The coach the size of the Liberty being all electric appliances are using 8D series batteries and could have as many a 8 of them at 146 lbs each. I am sure there is still an error in the math though.
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