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Old 07-04-2019, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Replacing marine battery with deep cycle

So I have recently learned there are 3 different kinds of batteries: starting batteries (for starting vehicles), hybrid marine batteries (that are used for both starting vehicles and other uses like trolling) but this battery does both not that great and deep-cycle batteries. Most RV s come with marine because they are cheap!? So here is my question: If I switch out my marine battery with a more powerful Battleborn deep-cycle battery do I have to reprogram anything like the charge controller? The battery I want is $1000 and I don't want to ruin it.
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All the high end lithium batteries like Battle Born have smart chargers built into the battery, supposedly you just need to supply volts and amps and the battery will self regulate. That said, I'd still ask the battery manufacturer. There could be warranty issues.
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Personally, I would NOT spend $1000 on ANY battery! I get "marine/deep cycle" batteries at Costco. They are less than $100 and work fine for me. I try to keep them above a 50% charge level, which prolongs their life.

If the Battle Born has its own charge controller, as pjriss said, you just have to supply the charging current. But - think about how many lower cost batteries you could buy for the cost of one of these premium jobs.

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My advice would be before you do anything battery wise get a good converter to replace what you have. The Elixer converters in Hi-Lo are not very good. They have ones that directly replace the converter section of the power center without tearing everything apart. Go to BestConverter - Converters, Inverters, Electrical Supplies, Electronics and see what they have. They address lithium batteries on their site.
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Where is the converter and what does it look like. lol.
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In my trailer, it's under the couch beside my refrigerator. Look for a black metal plate that has a handscrew release at the top. That will open the plate and the converter and fuse panel is inside. It should be somewhere along the floor in your trailer.

But, what Rich said is VERY important! You do not want to subject a $1000 battery to a flaky converter.

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Ok thank you. I will check out the converter first.
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and have a small fan on it
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Put a small fan on it? Like put a small fan on the floor next to it or attach it or what? I have heard, speaking of fans, to place a fan toward a portable generator inlet after running it. It will extend the life of the generator. So the fan keeps the converter cool?
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Modern converters have fans in them for cooling, I believe.

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