Boating with Lithium Batteries
One of the biggest changes in cruising boat electrical systems in the past 10 years has been the advent of safe and affordable lithium storage batteries. In this class, we will cover the chemistry and construction of marine storage batteries with a focus on Lithium Ferrous Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries and how they can improve your cruising experience. With much higher charge rates, discharge range, and cycle life, they are rapidly replacing lead batteries as the preferred storage option for bass boat trolling motors to long-distance house banks for circumnavigators. If you are considering making the change on your boat, this is the class for you. We will cover selection, installation, and the changes you will need to make to your existing charging systems to accommodate your new battery bank. Special attention will be paid to the rapidly changing current European and North American codes and insurance standards.