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Old 12-09-2015, 03:04 PM
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jeff.p
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Originally Posted by carbidemanfishing View Post
Lithium batteries that size catch on fire last I heard.
Lithium Iron Phosphate is the technology used in current lithium batteries used for starting and house banks. Although not quite as efficient as other versions of Lithium, it is much more stable. We'll be using this in the ArrowCat 42 we're in the process of building. I didn't feel the technology was quite ready on the last two boats we had built (both cats as well). In cats, obviously any time you can save weight, it makes a bigger difference than in the same sized mono-hull. It also makes sense when combining with a DC generator as they be charged at a much faster rate and can cycle down much further (80% vs 50%) than lead acid.
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