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Old 06-14-2016, 07:42 PM   #11
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I will be relocating batteries to insider the trailer once I pick up the trailer. There are deep cycle AGMs, but they are expensive. Therefore I decided to go with lithium batteries (300 or 400 AH bank).
Question... do you know the temperature of the storage area you are going to keep your Lithium batteries in? Heat is not a friend of Lithium batteries for extended periods of time.

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I have an AGM battery that I have useed exclusively for the same purpose suggested here. It is now 9 years old and shows no signs of crapping out. For Winter camping, watching the TV after dark often extends to more than 3 hours.

When we go home I take it with me and charge it up with a smart charger monthly.
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I have an AGM battery that I have useed exclusively for the same purpose suggested here. It is now 9 years old and shows no signs of crapping out. For Winter camping, watching the TV after dark often extends to more than 3 hours.



When we go home I take it with me and charge it up with a smart charger monthly.


Well that's great to hear! I'll be dry camping on the beach this Father's Day weekend and the kids will not go to sleep without the tv on and all generators have to be shut down at 9pm. So pretty much it's to have family movies on after hours when there's not much else to do. Although we do breakout the board games as well.


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Old 06-14-2016, 08:38 PM   #14
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Well I got this one off amazon and reviews are stellar so in giving it a whirl this weekend. Will only be powering the tv for about 3 hours per night so I'm sure for this use I'll be fine.

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Don't want to harsh your buzz, but the one truth bandied about for AGM (or any LA battery) is that you can have either decent starting or deep cycle, but not both. I would be skeptical of any battery that claims both. But, hey, I don't know this particular battery, and am wrong as often as I am right...
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Good question. I do not know now about the temperature, as I did not pick up the trailer yet. However, the batteries (and inverter) I guess would be under the bunk bed and this is a storage compartment accessible also from outside through a door. I think the storage door with some fan could be used to cool down the compartment...

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Question... do you know the temperature of the storage area you are going to keep your Lithium batteries in? Heat is not a friend of Lithium batteries for extended periods of time.

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Good question. I do not know now about the temperature, as I did not pick up the trailer yet. However, the batteries (and inverter) I guess would be under the bunk bed and this is a storage compartment accessible also from outside through a door. I think the storage door with some fan could be used to cool down the compartment...
These batteries are great and they have come a long way in the last few years. They have a great operating voltage (-10 to 150F) but if they are kept and used in a temperature of 91 degrees, they can harm the battery and you can lose 50% of your cycle life (2500 - 5000 cycles). If you can put a remote thermometer with an alarm feature to insure that the temp does not stay around 91 degrees.

The storage is also an issue.. like my TT it can get to 95 in the storage areas while in storage next to the house. You may have to vent the area to keep the temperature down

Just something to think about before anything goes wrong with the batteries.

Good luck!!! Keep us informed.

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All great points, thank you Don.
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Using a deep cycle battery inside the trailer

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Don't want to harsh your buzz, but the one truth bandied about for AGM (or any LA battery) is that you can have either decent starting or deep cycle, but not both. I would be skeptical of any battery that claims both. But, hey, I don't know this particular battery, and am wrong as often as I am right...


Well all I can say is, I'll let you know
Going by the reviews, many are using for similar purposes and reported great results. We shall see...

I should mention that there are 3 different types for this model. Blue top for deep cycle purpose, red top for starting power and yellow is for dual purpose. I got the blue.


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The AGM battery I used for my TV was a Deka Sports battery that was originally in a jetski. It isn't specifically identified as deep cycle or starting.

I built a small shelf on the wall next to the TV, which sat on the kitchen counter. I fitted the battery with a short cord and a "cigarette lighter" plug. The TV's 12V plug fit into the battery's plug.

We typically camped for 3 or 4 days at a time, and then I took the battery home and recharged it. I haven't actually used it in 2 years since our new jayco has its own power supply. Our old trailer was 100% propane. In any event I do keep it charged and it still holds a charge well.
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Why not wire your inverter to your onboard battery and use it for this application? That way there would be no need for the extra battery. Or just wire a 12vdc recepticle next ro the TV and plug the inverter in as needed.
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