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Old 04-25-2021, 06:29 PM   #1
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Need a new house battery

So, my second house battery in my 2014 Sportsmobile Ford E350 is about to give up the ghost. Are there better choices in 2021 than the one that came stock? ( I bought to rig new from Sportsmobile West.)

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Old 04-25-2021, 06:39 PM   #2
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Lifeline has a great product - little more expensive than its counterparts, but if you treat them well (not dipping below the 50% discharge warnings) they should last years.

There is a product you may want to consider: Carbon Foam batteries - longer life cycles than AGM and handles 80% discharge
https://oceanplanetenergy.com/advanc...asis-group-31/

COUPLE GOOD LINKS:
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...ies-19629.html

Believe member DaveB introduced this one:
https://www.solar-electric.com/learn...tery-faq.html/
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Old 04-26-2021, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thanks!
That carbon foam battery looks interesting and thereís a dealer in the Bay Area.

Iím a check it out
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:45 AM   #4
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Iíve had two Firefly batteries in my rig for two years now and theyíve been excellent. However, if I can fit it into my budget Iím going to upgrade to two lithium batteries purely for the fact that they recharge faster on shorter drives with my 50A Kisae DC->DC charger.
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:53 PM   #5
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Iíve had two Firefly batteries in my rig for two years now and theyíve been excellent. However, if I can fit it into my budget Iím going to upgrade to two lithium batteries purely for the fact that they recharge faster on shorter drives with my 50A Kisae DC->DC charger.
How did you fit the Firefly batteries onto your rig? Did you use the same space as the AGM battery which is above the rear axle?
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:58 PM   #6
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How did you fit the Firefly batteries onto your rig? Did you use the same space as the AGM battery which is above the rear axle?
My van is completely self built and the batteries are inside.
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Old 05-15-2021, 06:12 PM   #7
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My second one died as well after about three years. This one is going in tomorrow:

https://www.lifebluebattery.com/rv-b...m-battery.html

I am excited about the improved characteristics of Lithium.

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