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Old 03-04-2016, 05:47 PM   #15
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Someone in the other thread mentioned updating the converter. I have the original one installed and it works fine. In the other thread it mentioned that it will kill the battery, or something to that effect. Is that true? If so, what is a good converter that looks like it belongs/fits in the same spot?
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:27 PM   #16
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As an owner of a tdi and as someone that just helped installed an AGM in a neighbor's tdi, why does that particular AGM need vent tubes?
If you look carefully at the top there are two oval "tubes" that vent the battery.
If the battery were to be installed in a closed space these two ports should be plumbed to the outside in the event of a problem that caused outgassing.

They don't need to be hooked up since there is some ventilation under the hood.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:01 PM   #17
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If you look carefully at the top there are two oval "tubes" that vent the battery.
It the battery were to be installed in a closed space these two ports should be plumbed to the outside in the event of a problem that caused outgassing.

They don't need to be hooked up since there is some ventilation under the hood.
Good copy.... I re-read what you wrote. When you said "like goes in my TDI" I thought you were saying you installed the tubes on your TDI. I advised the neighbor that he didn't need the tubes for that same reason, it is vented under the hood.
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:12 PM   #18
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Has anyone here at the fiberglassrv tried lithium batteries as a replacement for lead acid?
Way to spendy for me. Here's a group 31 replacement:

12V 100AH Lithium Ion Battery | Deep Cycle Lithium Ion Battery | Smart Battery
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:15 PM   #19
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Way to spendy for me. Here's a group 31 replacement:

12V 100AH Lithium Ion Battery | Deep Cycle Lithium Ion Battery | Smart Battery
You're just being ridiculous... everyone knows you need to shop around :

12V 100Ah,StarkPower 'UltraEnergy" Lithium Ion Battery (LiFePO) Energy Storage Battery
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:52 PM   #20
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I use the Lifeline 4D battery 4D AGM Batteries - Lifeline | Fisheries Supply inside our trailer.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:22 PM   #21
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As I am searching, I am looking for a pure deep cycle battery, it seems these wouldn't be listed as having CCA. I can get a decent price on an Optima Yellow Top, but it seems their Blue Top version (they make a deep cycle and non-deep cycle) is the same thing but has the terminals (threaded stud) I need. I am trying to avoid dual starting/deep cycle batteries, as they tend to be less efficient at the deep cycle part.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:31 PM   #22
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I use the Lifeline 4D battery 4D AGM Batteries - Lifeline | Fisheries Supply inside our trailer.
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It seems that these are phenomenal batteries. That model would be crazy overkill for my situation. Some of their other models may work.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:50 PM   #23
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It seems that these are phenomenal batteries. That model would be crazy overkill for my situation. Some of their other models may work.
I am using a Optima Yellow Top D51 (38 amp hours). This works great for my Trillium 4500. The loads are: eight 1156 LED bulbs (each bulb draws .12 amps at 12 VDC), and one LP gas detector (draws .075 amps at 12 VDC).

The battery discharges down to 50% in four or five days based on average 5 of the 1156 LED bulbs being used 5 hours per day, and the LP gas detector being using 24 hours per day.

Beyond four or five days (haven't had to do this), I can partially re-charge the battery using my smart charger powered by a pure sine wave inverter in my tow vehicle. Other charging options would be a solar panel or a generator.

Keep in mind that a battery is ONLY needed if you plan to camp without shore power.
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I am using a Optima Yellow Top D51 (38 amp hours). This works great for my Trillium 4500. The loads are: eight 1156 LED bulbs (each bulb draws .12 amps at 12 VDC), and one LP gas detector (draws .075 amps at 12 VDC).

The battery discharges down to 50% in four or five days based on average 5 of the 1156 LED bulbs being used 5 hours per day, and the LP gas detector being using 24 hours per day.

Beyond four or five days (haven't had to do this), I can partially re-charge the battery using my smart charger powered by a pure sine wave inverter in my tow vehicle. Other charging options would be a solar panel or a generator.

Keep in mind that a battery is ONLY needed if you plan to camp without shore power.
Thank you very much, good information.
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It seems that these are phenomenal batteries. That model would be crazy overkill for my situation. Some of their other models may work.
For the Optima Yellow Top D51, fully charged = 13.1 volts (resting voltage). 50% charged = 12.2 volts (resting voltage). Resting voltage is measured by waiting 2 hours after charging or discharging the battery. Charging voltage will be higher; discharging voltage will be lower.
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:06 PM   #26
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Best value for deep cycle AGM battery.true deep cycle..AMAZON....UB121000-45978....12 volt group 27 size...100AH. By Universal Power Group...excellent reviews..
One year warranty...one reviewer indicated in use in RV for 4 years plus.
Cost $149.99. Shipping $10. ......BEAT THAT !!!
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:11 PM   #27
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Crazy to consider a battery costing $1,000 !

Lithium Ion batteries are a dangerous fire hazard.

Not in my RV !
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You might want to check out Odyssey batteries.
I use them for industrial UPS in critical applications and they have a good performance history and long life.



ODYSSEY battery - Design Advantages

Marine Battery Specifications €“ ODYSSEY battery
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