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Old 05-20-2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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If money was not a factor, which lithium battery and/or power system would have your recommendation? I do not know enough about the technology behind them to judge for myself. When I read their websites...of course they all sound great.

Battle Born Batteries: https://battlebornbatteries.com/

Volta: https://voltapowersystems.com/

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Others?
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Volta, hands down for me. The 48v alternator puts everyone else in second place, IMO.
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Volta, hands down for me. The 48v alternator puts everyone else in second place, IMO.
I agree with Booster...
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The ones from marine electrical companies are very good, but, as Booster points out, the Volta 48v alternator is a great choice for an RV application.

The two major marine suppliers are Mastervolt and Victron.

We have a Mastervolt system in our vehicle and it is world class in terms of quality and reliability and usability with a central monitoring and control panel. Similar system can be had from Victron.
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Volta, hands down for me. The 48v alternator puts everyone else in second place, IMO.

+1 I agree with booster. 48V has many advantages and that is where the auto industry is going now for power hungry modern vehicles using more electrical systems. That voltage provides best power for the weight - a key factor in a B-van.


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Valence is an option that so far has held to their -40C usage, Volta had recently backed off of their cold temp usage claims, so I'm more interested in them at this point.

https://lithiumwerks.com/
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Valence is an option that so far has held to their -40C usage, Volta had recently backed off of their cold temp usage claims, so I'm more interested in them at this point.

https://lithiumwerks.com/
Can you provide a link that addresses Volta's revised cold temp specs?
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Valence is an option that so far has held to their -40C usage, Volta had recently backed off of their cold temp usage claims, so I'm more interested in them at this point.

https://lithiumwerks.com/

I would not trust any of the cold weather Lithium claims. These are batteries that need to be kept above a deep freeze.


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No one has claimed or backed off that you cannot charge lithium batteries core temperature below freezing. That’s the critical thing to know. So battery management is critical. I doubt few will be camping in -4F and if you don’t have a method of heating lithium batteries anyway you are some kind of fool or planning to stay in south Florida.

People make it to be a bigger issue than it ought to be.
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No one has claimed or backed off that you cannot charge lithium batteries core temperature below freezing. Thatís the critical thing to know. So battery management is critical. I doubt few will be camping in -4F and if you donít have a method of heating lithium batteries anyway you are some kind of fool or planning to stay in south Florida.

People make it to be a bigger issue than it ought to be.
I don't think it has much to do with camping in -4F which is unlikely. It has more to do with leaving the vehicle outside, unattended and without shore power in these conditions. I think you periodically experience winter temps < -4F right where you live but you have the enviable luxury of keepings your coach indoors in a heated garage during those months. If you had to leave it outside without some charging source, I think your battery freezing point would be a big issue.
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