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In-Depth RV Lithium Install & Wiring Film - Mike Mas

Hello RV Owners,

With all the excitement and activity regarding the integration of Lithium Batteries to RV’s, Linda and I decided document our own independent installation and share it with other RV owners who might be considering a lithium upgrade to their coach.

While there are many different levels of installations, our film shows a total conversion from flooded batteries, to a state of the art advanced lithium system. The film includes an overview of 12 & 110 volt wiring. It also covers our five different charging sources and most important, having the right RV appliances with a lithium coach. This film is applicable to type; B, B+, C, or A motorhomes.

A few of the key components are a pair of Lithionics Battery 400ah lithium packs (800AH) providing over 10 kilowatts of lithium power. The packs are regulated by a Lithionics advanced Bluetooth BMS module. The secondary component is Xantrex’s Freedom 3012, 3 kw inverter, with its 150 amp lithium protocol charger, SCP panel and Combox wireless system, connected to our MoFi 4500G 4G cell router, allowing monitoring and making changes to the system from any location.

The system also includes a Mastervolt’s Charge Mate Pro for charging from the stock Transit alternator, and Victon’s solar controller and 400 watts of roof panels. The film also includes installation of a Ring 4G alarm system with cameras and a lithium heating system.

Enjoy - Mike Mas

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Pics need to be 640X480 MAX - per forum guidelines.
Might want to go back and read those rules you checked off.


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Sounds interesting and thanks for taking the time to create a post that has a decent explanation of what the youtube link is all about.


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Very interesting and professional video. Great job!


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I learned a bunch. TY.


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Posted: 10/29/19 10:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First time poster providing a paid for info commercial.


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Thanks for the reply's guys - It really will change the way you use your RV. Regretfully Lithium is not cheap, but if you're considering keeping your RV it makes a good investment.

ksg5000 I'm not sure what you mean by a commercial, I have no connection or received any payment from any of these companies. I'm an independent RV owner and only went through the massive amount of time to do the video to help other owners. Besides companies like Xantrex is a Icon in our industry and surely does not need my video to sell their products.

Regards- Mike

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Hi Mike,
I've enjoyed watching & learned something from all of your videos. Thanks for posting.


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Posted: 10/31/19 06:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed 200 ah of lithium lifepo4 batteries in my small battery box in my 1997 Xplorer 230XL (classB) in early July. Then I fractured my hip & have been diagnosed w stage 1 multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. I had a partial hip replacement & am still recovering, was in the hosptial & rehab 3+ weeks. My Trimetric showed the batteries were almost totally discharged. Plugged the van in to shore power & it has been recharging slowly. The PD charger people told me to charge it full I should manually push in the boost button for lithium batteries. I have not been able to climb into the rv let alone reach down neaar the floor where the charger boost button is.

The state of charge on the Trimetric shows 67% SOC with a little charging ongoing. So I think I'm OK with the batteries and it may be best to just leave it plugged in with the slow charging as the batt mfrs said it's best to store them near 50% SOC.

Any thoughts on this?

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