View Single Post
Old 03-19-2016
NoGas's Avatar
NoGas NoGas is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: DFW & PHX
Posts: 2,121
Default Negative lithium experiences? Considering battery options...

Has anyone had negative experiences with lithiums (other than their effects on pocketbooks )??

You can find an outline of coach battery options at this WOG thread (my posts 38, 40 & 43). Jim B added that AGM GC2's are available from SAMs. Still considering my options . Decisions, decisions!

Using my cardboard lithium battery mockups I determined 4 - 200Ah Elite/GBS packs will fit perfectly in the M380 dual slide, right rear closet on the floor behind the existing AC breaker panel. There's even room for the Magnum panel/inverter/PT100 solar charger - stack above. Wiring it this way will be a challenge because space is tight, but it looks doable. Except for the Magnum "phone" wire and a couple 4/0 DC cable runs up front, having that AC breaker panel literally right next to everything should make wiring easier.

Instead of lithiums, placing lead batteries in the bay below wouldn't change things much. The Magnum panel/inverter/PT100 charger will still be placed in the closet and wiring runs to the batts would remain short to the bay immediately below.

Lots people running with lithiums, including Randy so technology seems ready-for-prime time ??
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	355
Size:	194.2 KB
ID:	41486  
Van & Toni in TX & AZ
2004 M380 DS & 2013 Fiat 500 Pop
Reply With Quote