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The benefits of upgrading RV batteries

Upgrading your RV batteries is a great way to get more utility and value out of your RV. Traditionally, upgrading to a Lithium-ion battery was the ideal way to go, although it was an expensive investment. These days, battery technology for RVs has improved tremendously and RV battery prices are more affordable than ever. This [...]

The benefits of upgrading RV batteries2021-09-28T11:02:12-07:00

Bow Thruster Battery Banks: Can Lithium Ion batteries be used to power a bow or stern thruster?

Regarding batteries used for a boat’s bow or stern thrusters: Most electrical engineers agree that a boat’s bow thrusters would ideally not be connected to the house bank of batteries and especially not when using Lithium-Ion Batteries that are protected by a BMS, Battery Management System. Why is the case? Combining bow and stern thrusters [...]

Bow Thruster Battery Banks: Can Lithium Ion batteries be used to power a bow or stern thruster?2021-03-30T20:50:50-07:00

How to program BSE charge controllers for LiFePO4 batteries

In this article, we’ll explain how to program your Blue Sky Energy solar charge controller for use with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. First of all, we strongly recommend asking for specifications and/or the recommended charge profile from the manufacturer. If manufacturer specifications are unavailable, the charge profile below we find is compatible with most [...]

How to program BSE charge controllers for LiFePO4 batteries2021-03-18T18:47:58-07:00

Battery Basics: LiFePO4 Cells

The main difference between single and multistage charge profiles for LiFePO4 batteries has to do with the chemistry of the battery. Unlike lead-acid batteries, once a LiFePO4 cell achieves its charge voltage, it is nearly fully charged. Since various cells within the pack can charge at different speeds, a short balancing time is needed at the end of [...]

Battery Basics: LiFePO4 Cells2021-03-18T18:44:16-07:00

Balmar Announces Regulator Support for Lithium Batteries

Marysville, Washington – Balmar LLC, the leading manufacturer of onboard DC charging systems for cruising sail and power boats today announced enhanced support for the charging of lithium batteries. Balmar’s MC-614, MC-624 and MC-612-DUAL smart regulators have all been equipped with an additional standard program specifically designed for LiFePO4 charging.  The new standard lithium program is [...]

Balmar Announces Regulator Support for Lithium Batteries2021-02-14T21:11:24-08:00

Lifeline Batteries is now able to offer REDARC Electronics Products for all your battery charging & monitoring needs

This video from REDARC shows how easy it is to install a DC/DC In-Vehicle battery charger to charge your auxiliary batteries with a standard vehicle alternator. REDARC BCDC1240D Installation Video:

Lifeline Batteries is now able to offer REDARC Electronics Products for all your battery charging & monitoring needs2021-02-14T21:08:43-08:00

REDARC DC-DC In-Vehicle Battery Chargers Recommended to charge LiFePO4 RV House Batteries

The REDARC BCDC1240D is a 12V, 40A output In-vehicle DC to DC Battery Charger designed to keep your auxiliary battery charged when driving or with portable solar panels when parked. This DC-DC battery charger with solar input has been proven to work in all types of terrains, including deep water crossings, and stands up against [...]

REDARC DC-DC In-Vehicle Battery Chargers Recommended to charge LiFePO4 RV House Batteries2021-01-27T21:53:22-08:00

Product Update: Lithium Profile Added to Battery Presets on Inverter/Chargers

Magnum Energy brand pure sine wave inverter/chargers now provide greater ease of use for installers and end users with built-in battery presets for Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery types. The LFP profile joins existing profiles for Gel, Flooded, AGM1, and AGM2 battery presets. Presets can be conveniently accessed through Magnum Energy brand remote controls. The [...]

Product Update: Lithium Profile Added to Battery Presets on Inverter/Chargers2021-01-21T21:01:04-08:00

How to Charge a Camper Van Electrical Systems with the Alternator

In a Camper Van or Motorhome, you’ve already got a generator built-in. It’s called your alternator. The engine spins the alternator which charges your starting battery which powers all of the electrical devices that your vehicle needs on a day to day basis. Spark plugs, ECU, Fuel Pump, Air conditioner blower, radio, and much more. The alternator’s job is [...]

How to Charge a Camper Van Electrical Systems with the Alternator2021-01-21T20:58:23-08:00

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