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Old 01-17-2017, 12:41 PM   #1
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Lithium battery upgrade - Completed!

For folks interested in upgrading to Lithium batteries ( LiFePO4 ) we've just put up a blog post on our experience. Spoiler alert- it goes pretty well.

RV Upgrades – Switching to Lithium – JenEric Ramblings
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I read your post. Thanks for writing a very long and informative post! It really helps 😜👍🏻👍🏻


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Old 01-18-2017, 06:27 AM   #3
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Excellent report. Boy, that is a tempting alternative. My AGM's will go into their 4th year of service this spring. So far, so good, but I know that they are aging....

For me, the deal breaker for the Lithium's is their size, and incompatibility with installing in my rig's battery compartment. Maybe there are some that are sized like AGM's...
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:31 PM   #5
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Lithium battery size

Most are smaller than their AGM equivalent capacity. Check out elite power solutions.
The ones I got are available in various sizes, I just chose there because of the price I got them for used.
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Ahh. Ok! My AGM's have had two full drains due to power failures at my storage garage. I know that's bad for them (shortens their effective life) but I'm not sure when it'll get to the point where we will need to replace them. Maybe this year? Maybe in 3?
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Great installation. I was just wondering how the weight compares to the same amount of amp hours rated flooded or AGM batteries? Thanks in advance.
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Good post.

My only complaint is my Costco GC2 batteries are holding up great, and were $325 for the 4. Makes the pricing comparisons you did look that much worse for Lithium....
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1/3 to 1/2 the weight for same AH
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Great post! Wish we could afford Lithium!


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How do you deal with the balance charge with your existing BMS?


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