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Old 08-18-2015, 08:41 PM   #11
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$66 US.

That's a Good deal.

What DO you Americans do with all of your savings?
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:41 PM   #12
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Guess I don't get the point, besides needing there own charging setup, they are very low Ahr, meaning you'd need at least a few of them to amount to anything significant. Do they have the same 50% drain limits? if so you only have 12Ah usable per battery. A bit more then that on the SLA's.

Wouldn't it be more cost effective to just add another full size battery? What are we talking, another 40 or so pounds over the Lithium?

Something like these I can see, at least if the price comes down.200 Amp-Hour Lithium Battery | Lithium Batteries
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Wasn't thinking of using them to replace the escape batteries just as a power pack to use if the batteries on the escape get too low after extended time without driving or sunshine. Would charge at home before I left.
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As a power pack for a couple of hours - it would probably do the trick. On a regular basis? Not very practical.

Personally - I'm waiting for that 40 pound lithium battery with 200 Ah that costs $99.

Still waiting...

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... What DO you Americans do with all of your savings?
Buy trailers...
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What DO you Americans do with all of your savings?
We save them for a trip to Canada.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:56 PM   #16
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Lithium batteries - including these LiFePO4 types - do need special treatment. A nice feature of those packs from the UK is that they are not just batteries:
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  • Overcharge & over-discharge protection
  • Thermal protection
  • Over current protection
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Do they have the same 50% drain limits?
No, it seems generally agreed that these lithium batteries can be safely discharged repeatedly down to a few percent of their capacity - that's about half of their advantage over lead-acid (the other half being that they are less dense so the same volume of battery weighs much less).

I agree that the cost/benefit situation doesn't yet favour lithium for most RV purposes.
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