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From time to time I've viewed the YouTube channel "Mortons On The Move" - particularly when they were touring Alaska.  However, it wasn't until I viewed the video linked below that I found out that Tom Morton is an electrical engineer. 

In any case, in This YouTube Video Tom tests Battleborn Lithium batteries against AGM and regular flooded cell lead acid batteries and shows much of the data from these tests.

If anyone would prefer to read versus watch, you can co that HERE.


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2023 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing, Max Payload, 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

Near Asheville, NC

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Thanks for that info and link ...I just spotted that yesterday as well.

I see several folks doing upgrades so I'll try to learn from what others have posted as well.

I'm in investigation stage for several upgrades:

1) Replacing 4 - 6V AGM's with Lithium at some point. (My AGM's are 16 months old and not sure what typical life will be..)
2) Also adding a smart shunt to better monitor battery state.
3) Add Dc to Dc Charger for the trailer so the Lithiums can be charged while driving from the Alternator.
4) Adding a battery in the back of our truck for running our ARB fridge which will be mounted in the truck. (That would also need a DC/DC and Solar Suitcase)
5) Adding more solar on the roof.

Main Suppliers in Consideration :  Comments/Feedback welcome

Redarc for the DC/DC charger's because they are rugged and can be in the weather if needed.
BattleBorn and ReLion for batteries.
Victron for the smart shunt monitor (Bluetooth only version)

Any Ideas / comments welcome as I'm in the planning stage.

I've not yet calculated my LOADING and Cable Requirements yet but I found this really great page for Calculating DC Loading and Wire sizes.  
This is from an RV'r who's been around the block and also been a power systems designer in Automotive.

Hope the link is of some use:






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2019 Elite II (Hull 505 - Galway Girl - August 7, 2019 Delivery) 
Tow Vehicle: 2021 F350 King Ranch, FX4, MaxTow Package, 10 Speed, 3.55 Rear Axle
Batteries Upgrade: Dual 315GTX Lithionics Lithiums - 630AH Total
Inverter/Charger: Xantrex 2000Pro 

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