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Old 05-09-2018, 01:19 AM   #1
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The Volta Power System web site has four retrofit partners listed. I am wondering if any DIY camper van members on this board has had one of the Volta systems installed on their van? Curious on hearing their thoughts on the system and the process of getting it installed.

https://voltapowersystems.com/
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Advanced RV has been offering Volta for about a year now. Some customers have them installed. Iíve seen the installation.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:15 PM   #3
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The Volta Power System web site has four retrofit partners listed. I am wondering if any DIY camper van members on this board has had one of the Volta systems installed on their van? Curious on hearing their thoughts on the system and the process of getting it installed.

https://voltapowersystems.com/

stll big bucks .
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Has anyone gotten the prices for the aftermarket kits from Volta or any of the 4 listed installers?
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nothing has happened in the market to increase the supply of these type batteries and drive down the cost. If anything, the raw materials are going up, as is demand. this big a battery is pretty expensive and probably 1/2 the cost of the kit.
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FWIW, he's a link to the spec sheets on the kits. Scroll down to the class B kits.

Looks like Winnebago is getting the "power kit". I'd rather they were getting the "off grid" kit. Note that it's not just a bigger battery - it's a larger alternator and higher performance heating pads. Interesting.

https://voltapowersystems.com/indust...orage-rv/#kits
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So, 13.5kwh is equal to about 10 100AH LiFe batteries?
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It's a bit more I think.

If they are claiming 24 AGM's at 50% DOD. Group 31's are about 110 AH each. So that calculated out to 1320 AH usable (so 13 LiFEPO4 drop-in type batteries)

Divide by 90%, and that gives you 1466 AH gross on this battery pack. We could pick around the edges by changing some of these numbers, but it won't move the needle much, but sounds in the ballpark.

Using the same methodology, the pack WGO is using, they claim 18.5 batteries, so that calculates out to 1130 AH gross for the lithium pack (so 11 LiFePO4 drop-ins). At $1200 each, that would be $13,200 for just batteries, not counting the housing or any of the other electronics).
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If Advanced RV is using this system, I'm sure it's the best available. Their custom vans are the most expensive class B vans on the market, but they know what they're doing and are committed to being the best. They have a couple videos on their YouTube channel about their testing of the Volta system. It's impressive!
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That's the beauty of a vendor supplied system like this - it's basically a black box - you aren't modifying it - all you are doing is installing it per their instructions (and hopefully supervision). Volta engineers the system - I suppose that is also the case with the ARV systems.

When you have RV manufacturers engineering a system, you get the kludge that is the Roadtrek/Hymer offering. Trial and error and the expense and suffering of their customers.
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