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Is the Enerdrive combo

60 battery charger 

1600 inverter 

a good product for the ATV 

cheers

Rod

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Hi Rod

 

We have the Enerdrive 3 bank 60amp charger combination with a Xantrex 1800 inverter and have just fitted  2x 120amp lithium  batteries and the system is working a treat.

 

Cheers

Merv

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Is lithium batteries the way to go 

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Hi Rod.

 

Is lithium batteries the way to go.................Absolutely.  That's why most manufacturers of hi-end caravans are fitting them as standard.

 

However, upgrading from AGM batteries to Lithium batteries can be expensive,  so shop around and choose a supplier and a system that suits you. 

 

Cheers from Pete.

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Hi Pete 

 

Itech world in Perth currently have 120amp lithium batteries that can be connected in series for $899 free delivery or can be cheaper to pick up.

Working very well without changing the original system and only 13kgs each.

Cheers

Merv 

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That is very cheep for 120 lithium 

how long have you had them

and you say my standard charging system 

will charge them ok

do they need to be charged at 14.6v

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Hi Rod 

 

They are a direct drop in replacement for the argms, same physical dimensions.   Max charge is 14.7v and all reports I read none were detrimental.  I have only had ours a week and so far so good,  only time will tell.  Weight of each battery is only 13ks so a total of 26kgs against the 100kgs for the old agms, which I might add lasted nearly 7 years.  Set them up on your  enerdrive  charger by the instructions that came with it.  I now have an extra box up front.  I got $50 back from the recycling depot for the old agms.

 

Cheers

Merv

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Thanks Merv

very keen to see how the lithium perform 

how much solar do you have on the roof

is 2 batteries enough for all your needs 

when I replace mine I think I will do all 3

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390 solar & the 2x 120 lithium is the equivalent of the old 360agms or so I am told.

Merv

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The Itech 120amp lithium batteries now have a 3 year warranty.

 

Merv 

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Thanks Merv

for the great info

With you’re xantrex 1800 inverter did Kedron fit it and wire it in when the van was getting built 

OR was it fitted later

when I fit my inverter 

i am wondering how to get the wires back inside to a change over switch

cheers

Rod

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Hi Rod

 

Factory fit.  The only piece of electrical that we have had to change was the battery charger. 

 

Cheers Merv

 

 

 

 

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Ok thanks merv

may be some one else can help me with permanent inverter institution

My problem is the pins on the inlet socket will be live when the inverter is on

How do I fix this problem

cheers

Rod

 

 

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Hi Merv

when you installed your lithium batteries 

from itech did you have to reprogram your solar controller 

I have a tristar TS60 MPPT

i assume you have the same 

cheers

Rod

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Hi Rod

 

setting 3, and make sure you disable equalisation at number 7.

i have been advised by enerdrive to have a custom profile loaded when I get to Darwin just to make the system correct for the lithium.

 

cheers

Merv

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