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Old 21-01-2014, 15:15   #1
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Lithium Ion Batteries

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I'm very new to this forum, got logged in this week after a long time reading the threads.
I am very interested in anybody's experiences with Lithium Ion batteries either as house or starting batteries. I am hearing a lot about them, some good some bad. I would really like to hear about actual personal experience.
Thanks in advance and also thanks for the many pleasant hours spent kicking around in here reading about people who tend to think as I do.
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Old 21-01-2014, 15:20   #2
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Re: Lithium Ion Batteries

More info than you could read in a month here: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread for Those Using Them as House Banks

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Old 22-01-2014, 12:41   #3
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Re: Lithium Ion Batteries

G'Day Tom, Happy with my starting battery set up but have changed how the alternators work. port eng 40A/H weight 7Kg presmatic stb eng 24A/H for 3.5Kg cylinder cells.

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Old 23-01-2014, 12:43   #4
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Re: Lithium Ion Batteries

Hi Tom,
What bad reports have you heard? Were they from people who were actually using them or from the arm chair proffessor brigade?
Keep in mind, lithium ion is the group name for all batteries containing lithium, there are a lot of different chemistries in that group and only 1 type at the moment appears to suit mobile house batteries, that's LiFeP04. There is another chemistry just starting to show promise, salt water batteries, but these are for ground based type house batteries due to their size and weight. If you Google Aqion you can find out more about these salt water batteries.

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