- Aug 11, 2020
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CRS said:I run lithium's for my motors and electronics, the 12 volt batteries running the fish finder and other steering and lifting shows input to the Solex10 as being 13.1 volts. Dakota lithium guarantees their batteries for 11 years and they include a charger made for their LiFePo4 batteries. At half the weight of lead acid types and twice the life, worth the extra cost. Keep in mind AGM's and lead acid should never be discharged past 50% capacity, it damages the battery shortening the life. LiFePO4's depending on whom you talk to can run to %80 0r %90 discharge with no damage and the voltage remains a constant 13.1. When I switched everything improved.
It’ll be 2 years March 2023 and my Amped battery has been working great! Been using it with my 65 lb thrust trolling motors and have had plenty of power left at the end of the day. Really appreciate the light weight.What a great thread!
Any updates crannman?
Do you like how it performs? Any issues with charging?
I am currently looking at a new battery and charger setup for my new (to me) Lund C14. It will be an all-new setup and want to do it right the first time!
Thank you kindly!
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In February, my neighbor was charging his new Lithium batteries for the initial charge for a solar system that he had just installed. He went outside to do something in his shed, and saw a shadow out of the corner of his eye. It was a plume of black smoke coming from his house. I happened to be driving by right then and I jumped out to help, but there was nothing we could do. Within 5 minutes his house was engulfed in flames. The above picture is real. It was crazy. Total loss. At least he and his dog got out alive.
NEVER charge batteries of any kind in the house is what the fire Marshal said, not lithium and not even flooded lead, because of hydrogen gas that they produce that can explode. The lithium batteries he had were SUPPOSED to be safe. I am now curious, and will ask him if they were LifeP04 or some other kind of lithium battery.
Either way, CHARGE them outside and NOT in beloved boat, CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE BOAT!