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Old 18-06-2019, 00:53   #16
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Re: Firefly not alone?

Reviving this, anyone actually have any experience / tested Leoch lead carbon series batteries?

Even taking the data sheet with a hefty pinch of salt they do look like an interesting potential addition for liveaboard cruising when getting a main bank of m8re normal lead acid back to full charge isn't possible, high charge acceptance and resilience to partial state of charge might be nice to have.
Google thin on reviews though.
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Reviving this, anyone actually have any experience / tested Leoch lead carbon series batteries?

Even taking the data sheet with a hefty pinch of salt they do look like an interesting potential addition for liveaboard cruising when getting a main bank of m8re normal lead acid back to full charge isn't possible, high charge acceptance and resilience to partial state of charge might be nice to have.
Google thin on reviews though.
Hi, using them on my boat since march. Just crossed bay of biscay but problem is I have tto much solar so they are almost always full. I did a test with SOC at 80% and they took in 70A (in a bank of 4x105Ah) for 10 minutes before I stopped since my cables from the Volvo D1 with 115A alternator became hot.
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Re: Firefly not alone?

Saw these on You Tube the other night on the vlog "Cruising the Cut". Looked interesting and priced at £239 for 100AH via alpha Batteries I think. Perhaps one to watch if in Europe as Fireflys don't seem to be available this side of the pond.

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Hi, using them on my boat since march. Just crossed bay of biscay but problem is I have tto much solar so they are almost always full. I did a test with SOC at 80% and they took in 70A (in a bank of 4x105Ah) for 10 minutes before I stopped since my cables from the Volvo D1 with 115A alternator became hot.
Thanks, real world info is great Was that at absorption voltage?
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Thanks, real world info is great Was that at absorption voltage?
It vas around 14V so bulk.
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