*Update* I beefed up the battery box mod seen in this video. See in this new video – https://youtu.be/nHC5i1P_8hw
In this video, I detail the installation of my new 3 Lion Energy Safari UT 100AH 12V lithium batteries.
*Fair Disclosure* I received the Safari UT batteries free of charge from Lion Energy in exchange for a review. However, I’m not sponsored by Lion Energy and received no monetary compensation for the videos. Opinions are my own.
First, I show how I charge the battery using my PD9260CV InteliPower charge converter. The new batteries come only partially charged due to shipping regulations.
I needed to charge each to 100% before I could wire them together as a parallel bank. The PD9260 with manual boost mode of 14.4VDC did the job.
Next, after screwing down my Century Plastics battery box, I install the three new Safari UT batteries inside. For wiring, I was able to reuse the 2/0 cabling from my old lead acid 4 battery bank.
I used the foam packaging from the new batteries as insulation and shims to keep the batteries in place and then used a ratchet strap to snug them down.
Finally, I show how I set up my Trimetric Monitor and Bogart Solar Charge Controller combination to properly charge the new lithium battery bank.
Links Mentioned in the video:
Lion Energy Battery Video Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp14lzXh07untqLBePms4b-337M031vJn
IOTA IQ-LIFEPO charger – https://www.iotaengineering.com/IQ/#!/detail/IQ-LIFEPO
All Battery Sales and Service – https://allbatterysalesandservice.com/
Lion Energy Website – https://lionenergy.com/collections/portable-power/products/lion-safari-ut
Bogart Engineering Website – http://www.bogartengineering.com/
Amazon Product Links:
Fluke Multimeter – https://amzn.to/2YEV6vw
Uni-TClamp-On Meter – https://amzn.to/2LG1lvu
Safari UT Battery – https://amzn.to/2S6KBic
Blue Sea Terminal Fuse – https://amzn.to/30psVRP
Bogart Trimetric Kit – https://amzn.to/2XwOVwR
IOTA IQ-LIFEPO Charger – https://amzn.to/2S4Kq74
2/0 Battery Cable – https://amzn.to/2YCjdL7
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