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Lithium Battery Banks Rock!!!

The IT Sailor is a new section on our website designed to leverage my 30+ years of experience to help others understand how their boat technology works.

There is a lot of discussion about Lithium, so much of it is very misleading. Did you know for instance that Lithium is actually a generic term that covers many different types of battery chemistry? and that LifePo4 chemistry is incredibly stable and arguably just as safe as Flooded Lead Acid, perhaps safer with a BMS.

There is a Whitepaper that helps explain it and advantages and disadvantages of Lithium batteries on a boat, called 

WHITE PAPER – MARINE ELECTRONICS – Battery Banks for Household Loads: Lithium

Lithium batteries are not the best for everything, but they are also worth understanding as they might change your life.

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  1. Do you have more details about your lithium setup? We have battleborns, but they’re not optimized for the space of our fiberglass boxes in the bilge. So, to upgrade, I have to build new boxes, or switch to a more modular setup.

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