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Old 06-28-2017, 03:56 PM   #1
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What do you think?
Is this a good system?

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Old 06-28-2017, 06:30 PM   #2
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So OEM (and James) availability and not after market, who in the RV world is using Lithionics?
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So OEM (and James) availability and not after market, who in the RV world is using Lithionics?
Actually there are sources for these batteries.

https://www.ervsolar.com/Lithionics-Battery

https://www.emarineinc.com/categorie...rine-Batteries

https://www.bruceschwab.com/advanced...ttery-systems/

Don't think any RV manufactures are using them yet. AM Solar is offering a competing battery from Victron-Energy.

The was a long thread on these batteries last year.
http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f2...epo4-5820.html
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Also just noticed that member "wincrasher" installed these batteries as a DIY project last December.

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f2...o4-5820-3.html
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Also just noticed that member "wincrasher" installed these batteries as a DIY project last December.

http://www.classbforum.com/forums/f2...o4-5820-3.html
Yep. It's a terrific battery. Although I had to pay for mine.

They did tell me they had some kind of contract with Winnebago. I speculated it was for their off-road Sprinter they debuted at a show last year. Not sure that product will make it to market - so there may not really be any battery contract now.
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Here's a little less expensive 400amp pack:
EVTV Motor Verks Store: MILSPEC 12-400 RUGGEDIZED LIFEPO4 BATTERY, Lithium Battery Cells, milspec12400
DIYer's can save quite a bit by building your own pack, about 50% or more compared to what the dealers charge. My DIY 900ah lithium pack came in under $5k and was easier than wiring a car stereo.
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Here's a little less expensive 400amp pack:
EVTV Motor Verks Store: MILSPEC 12-400 RUGGEDIZED LIFEPO4 BATTERY, Lithium Battery Cells, milspec12400
DIYer's can save quite a bit by building your own pack, about 50% or more compared to what the dealers charge. My DIY 900ah lithium pack came in under $5k and was easier than wiring a car stereo.
This is part of their marketing info:

No watering - no maintenance.

You NEVER have to fully charge this battery. It can rest at any state of charge indefinitely without sulfation, crystallization or deterioration of any kind.

No self discharge. With no load, you can leave this battery sit for three
years and come back to find it at EXACTLY the voltage you left it at. Ready to go IMMEDIATELY at the start of your season.

Fast charge - charge this battery at up to 1200 amps in 20 minutes. Whatever charge power you have available, this battery can take it with ease.

No memory effect. No equalization. No float. No maintenance procedures. Ever

Charge it to 14.4v and terminate. That's it. No charge curves..
No battery management system.

HEAVY duty guarded terminals - prevent shorts - EVEN in the case of dramatic accident or collision.
HEAVY duty retractable handles allow easy handling by two people.

Convenient digital voltmeter shows accurate battery voltage at the touch of a button.




No battery management system is now a virtue?

I can't wait to watch a 400ah battery hit with 1200 amps.... maybe from behind a tree.
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Lots of junk out there. When you buy a system from a reputable company, you get more than just a pile of parts. Warranty, design, 1st tier parts and a sophisticated BMS. Those things come at a price.
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The folks at EVTV have been doing lithium batteries for years for electric cars and offer very good customer service. They have years of real experience.
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