Lithium build pictures/locations for batteries
I have done quite a bit of research on lithium build for our project due to get off the ground early September 2017. As part of that, I made an extensive parts list, very specific, on what would be required. Specific battery, invertor, external regulator, external BMS, etc. Based in part on a lot of great advice and information from forum members.
SMB West has told me they won't build a custom system for me. That kind of set me back on my heels a bit, I did not expect that. I'll be down in Fresno the 1st week in September to discuss this further, but at this point unsure exactly what that means. Part of this is push-back on the requirement to store batteries internal to the van. This will require an enclosed battery box vented to the outside. That takes up quite a bit of room. I understand this completely as this is a requirement on boats, which I have a lot of experience in, even for sealed batteries.
That is the background to this thread. The question is for anyone who has a lithium set-up or is to the point where they know where the batteries, invertor, etc. are to be stored/located. Attached is a schematic of our current lay-out. I had thought we'd move the water tank over a bit and store underneath the aft settee/couch with the invertor. SMB West is telling me the batteries won't fit there.
Pictures of an actual battery box inside the van with batteries would be a huge plus, if anyone has that out there.