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Chris Bryant wrote:

Are you getting batteries with the Battery Management System built in? Lithium are tops, but you don’t really just drop them in usually. I really would look at AGM.

Yes, they will have the management built in and I have a Lithium mode solar controller. Battleborn says my existing Progressive Dynamics converter charger will work fine charging the Lithiums but I will need to hit the charge wizard and have it go into bulk at 14.4 volts. I will get Progressive's dedicated Lithium converter charger I see everything is working. But first I have to make sure it will fit and start the generator.

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But first I have to make sure it will fit and start the generator.
I don't know where you got the idea it won't start a motor.

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2oldman wrote:

DAS26miles wrote:

But first I have to make sure it will fit and start the generator.
I don't know where you got the idea it won't start a motor.

Read it on the internet some where.

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DAS26miles wrote:

They don't discharge at a constant voltage or charge as fast as Lithium.


Neither of those "advantages" really do you any good in a camping situation.....usually. The "standard" charging equipment usually won't take full advantage of the different charging characteristics.

In my opinion, a waste of money for most people.

But it's your money; do whatever makes you happy.


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DAS26miles wrote:

It's a PITA to check the water level in the step compaartment with all the cables running on top of the batteries.


Which is why AGMs are a good choice. No "water level" to check with them either.

But it is rapidly beginning to look like you already have your mind made up and cost is not an obstacle....whether it should be or not....so good luck.

Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is made up.

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2oldman wrote:

DAS26miles wrote:

But first I have to make sure it will fit and start the generator.
I don't know where you got the idea it won't start a motor.

Read it on the internet some where.
That explains a lot.

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2oldman wrote:

DAS26miles wrote:

2oldman wrote:

DAS26miles wrote:

But first I have to make sure it will fit and start the generator.
I don't know where you got the idea it won't start a motor.

Read it on the internet some where.
That explains a lot.

I know, everyone knows what you read on the internet is true! Thant's why I posted this topic, I didn't believe it.

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