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pianotuna

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Posted: 09/02/19 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LI designed with heater for winter use. (Not perfect--but getting there):

https://relionbattery.com/blog/lithium-battery-cold-weather


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pianotuna wrote:

LI designed with heater for winter use. (Not perfect--but getting there):

https://relionbattery.com/blog/lithium-battery-cold-weather


I called them about this battery. There tech guy said this is fine for occasional use but you are still better off keeping these batteries in a controlled temperature environment. Those were not his exact words but that's what he was getting at. I asked about leaving the battery in my truck camper year around here in Nebraska.


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pianotuna wrote:

LI designed with heater for winter use. (Not perfect--but getting there):

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Yeah, not bad.. I'm going to try camping this winter. I will try it as well. thx

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Ansings wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

LI designed with heater for winter use. (Not perfect--but getting there):

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Yeah, not bad.. I'm going to try camping this winter. I will try it as well. thx


Hi Ansings,

You may want to go to SiO2 batteries instead of LI. about 1/2 the price and able to be used at -40

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My wheels will be turning before it goes to -40 [emoticon]

I like to visit the snow but that is just too chilly for me.


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I wish I had found this before our involuntary cold weather camping. I didnt know about the effects of the cold on refrigerators. And I hope ours is ok. As I said in the other thread, we coasted along in the 20s for awhile, but our pump feed line froze up on the second night of about 8 degrees. We had a full fresh water tank, with the tank heaters running. But I believe where I screwed up was running a space heater upstairs. I believe that it made the furnace cycle less, allowing the cold to creep into our belly. Since ours bleeds furnace heat between the floor and belly cover. I hope the fridge survived and that we never have to go that low again.

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It's probably just fine.

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The refrigerator is just not effective in cooling when the temps drop down below zero. It should still work fine when temps rise. If you have an ice maker, it may freeze and break. We put heat tape on ours in the winter.

Also only used space heaters in rooms with no thermostat. Let the room with the thermostat control the furnace. But when it was 6 degrees Fahrenheit or less, the furnace never shut off. We used 200 gallons of LP a month in 2015. But we stayed warm.


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-39 C last night.

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Hi, do you think it's a good time to live a full RV lifestyle in Europe now?

Do you have any experience in the last year due to the world's current situation?

Thanks!!

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