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Old 30-07-2020, 20:57   #16
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LiFePO4 batteries these days are not complicated and getting close to the cost of your AGM choices.

Just a bit wary of the cheaper pre-packaged lithiums - But the tech is getting older so maybe they have now sorted them?
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Old 30-07-2020, 22:16   #17
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snip.... I know you don't want lithium, but if you were going to pay $900 for a good AGM then I techworld have 120ah lithium (i120x) for $975 with a smart BMS that means you can pull your AGM's out and put the lithium straight in and use your existing charger, This, after much tossing & turning is the route I took.
Good luck with it all.
When helping a friend (with campervan, or in USA speak "RV"), we considered "I-Tech world" brand. Indeed not much more $$ than top of the range AGMs. But, the max number you can parallel is 4 batteries, and you can never use them for starting an engine (each 100 Amp/hr battery can only safely supply approx 50 amp). When I asked them they could not, or would not tell what kind of lithium brand of cells they used in their products. We gave them a miss. At that time, we went with Lifeline.
I have myself 120 Amp/hr Lion AGM batteries, in theory very good, but noticed after 4 years a marked deterioration, so now I am too considering alternatives.

I guess two things need to be in place for a battery to last long (ie beyond 5 years): quality battery and quality setup on boat. And to add to that: a battery bank that is used every day by live-aboards, will naturally gets quicker to its designed charge/discharge-cycle than a system that is only used on occasions.

The only batteries I never any problems with and used regularly is a set of 4 Odyssey PC2150, now 9 years old (on my campervan). I just purchased 2 of these for my boat starting batteries as well.
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Old 30-07-2020, 22:45   #18
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EV POWER based in WA No brainer
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Old 30-07-2020, 23:25   #19
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EV POWER based in WA No brainer

Thought they are Lithium only?
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I nuse Fullriver AGM's in my 4x4 for years , i have 6 x 115 AP Fullriver on the boat and find them very reliable and if you look around you can pick them for a reasonable price.
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Been very happy with my Fullriver 4D house batteries. I replaced my tired Lifelines with them for half the price with the same weight and warranty - so no risk.

They are 3yrs old now and I expect to get 10yrs out of them.

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@UFO, have you looked at Odysseys - size / price?
Pretty hard to beat quality wise.
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I was happy with Goodchild Enterprises here in Perth when I bought my AGMs. Ended up going with predator agm ed6 2240 6vx2 in series to give 12v 224AH x 4 = 896AH. The 6v were 30kg each, which were a lot easier to install than trying to install 200 AH / 60kg batteries.

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Thanks Everyone - Given me a lot to look at
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