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Old 08-10-2023, 09:37 AM   #1
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Battery upgrade

I have a Jayco Eagle 317RLOK
I replaced the consumption fridge with a residential fridge and a Xantrex 2000w inverter and was wondering what other RV owners with same or new 5th wheel Eagle has as far as the batteries
Do you have 2 deep cycle 12v or 6v etc, thanks
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6 volt deep discharge batteries are made for heavier loads and deeper discharges based on plate size and thickness.

Before you invest in two 6 volt batteries I would at least research switching to lithium batteries. Several you-tubes on lithium vs. lead batteries. The short explanation is lithium is more expensive to buy but has a much longer life, are not damaged by discharge past 50% like lead batteries and weigh at lot less than lead per amp of capacity. They also can be recharged at a faster rate than lead batteries.
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I have a Pinnacle with the same setup. I put in three 100 AH Lithium batteries. I have traveled long distances in the heat where the fridge would run more off the inverter. What I have done the batteries hold up very well.
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Doesn’t the lithium batteries need discharging down before recharging
I thought that using maybe 2 6v deep cycle AGM
and it would charge through shore power or vehicle connection, I don’t boondock at all
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As far as I know lithium batteries do not have a "memory" and do not need to be discharged fully than recharged. This was not mentioned in any Renogy information I have seen. For long term storage Renogy recommends draining to 45% for winter storage. Take a look at Renogy.com, top line "learn" and read up on batteries as this described all three major types, flooded, AGM and lithium and gives some info on good/bad of each in understandable terms. Less than 5 minutes reading time.
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Also checking to see if I go either way 1 battery or 2 batteries
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I have a Pinnacle with the same setup. I put in three 100 AH Lithium batteries. I have traveled long distances in the heat where the fridge would run more off the inverter. What I have done the batteries hold up very well.
Does the converter in the RV charge them
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I have a 2022 321rsts with residential fridge. I switched to 2 100ah lithium batteries connected in parallel. The 2 interstate batteries that came with my rig. Didn't cut it
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I have a 2022 321rsts with residential fridge. I switched to 2 100ah lithium batteries connected in parallel. The 2 interstate batteries that came with my rig. Didn't cut it
What brand of battery did you go with
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Does the converter in the RV charge them


That will depend on which converter you have. In my case the converter had a switch to change over to lithium. I do believe you can still use any converter but you won't get a full charge on lithium battery.
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Does the converter in the RV charge them
Yes but on mine I had to replace the converter because it was not set up to charge Lithium batteries. You might check because some of the newer units have a converter that will charge lead acid or lithium with the flip of a switch.

I installed three SOK 100AH batteries. Bit cheaper than the big name brand with a 10 year warranty through Current Connect. On those batteries they must be charged and discharged two times to calibrate the BMS to properly indicate state of charge. Pretty simple process.
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Yes but on mine I had to replace the converter because it was not set up to charge Lithium batteries. You might check because some of the newer units have a converter that will charge lead acid or lithium with the flip of a switch.

I installed three SOK 100AH batteries. Bit cheaper than the big name brand with a 10 year warranty through Current Connect. On those batteries they must be charged and discharged two times to calibrate the BMS to properly indicate state of charge. Pretty simple process.
Any idea where that switch is on the converter? I have a 2022 and have not located it as of yet..
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Go to the progressive dynamics website they have info on all there converters including photos of dip switch locations for converting over to lithium.
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Go to the progressive dynamics website they have info on all there converters including photos of dip switch locations for converting over to lithium.
Thank you. Unfortunately mine does not have that capability (PD 9260 C) looks like I need to upgrade to the PD 9160ALV…
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if you intend to use shore power most of your time camping, two 100 amp Lithium Batteries and a 2000W inverter would work just fine and give you plenty of reserve.. SOK is probably the best deal in lithiums lately... Battleborn's are the primo assembled in USA but use the same parts from China for the most part as the SOK.. SOK's have the same warranty and 1/3 less in cost. I have 6 Battleborns but if i could do it over today i would go with the SOK
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Thanks for the info. I will check out the SOK battery. I am currently looking at a single 230 ah Li Time battery, they seem to have good reviews.
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Thanks for the info. I will check out the SOK battery. I am currently looking at a single 230 ah Li Time battery, they seem to have good reviews.
SOK has a 280AH for a decent price.. one of these would fit the bill.
https://www.us.sokbattery.com/produc...-and-bluetooth
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Gadjetdude, I would not upgrade unless you don't have solar. Your current system will get the battery to 80% quickly on generator or plug in power. After that it does slowly bring my Renogy batteries up to 100% over 2 or 3 days. But I just disabled mine after I got 200 watts of solar as they charge my battery and I never seem to get very low, even in some shade. Besides, If you are on line power you don't need the battery anyway. Alternatively, you can get a simple battery charger that is lithium capable to put in the last 20% if you expect to need it for a lot less money and work than pulling out and replacing the factory unit.

I noticed as a Renogy customer they are selling 200 amp batteries fo $709 including a wall monitor. I think it is also bluetooth. You can get an extra 7% off via a prior customer referral code and it has a 5 year warranty.
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2 - Renogy 100AH Lithium powering Xantrex 1200 inverter. Fridge is 21 cuft Whirlpool residential. I've removed the truck fuse for the trailer charge line. Have travelled 8 hours running the fridge. Batteries had approximately 75% capacity remaining. Didn't want solar system. Only recharging lithiums at campgrounds.
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