his Slimline Lithium Battery 100ah is designed to fit in tighter spaces like the back of a ute or even behind the seat.
THE SOLARKING RANGE OF BATTERIES FEATURE ACTIVE CELL BALANCING.
Slimline Lithium Battery 100ah - Solarking lithium batteries are the ultimate solution for power storage and usage in caravan, RV and marine applications. Completely sealed with zero maintenance, the Solarking 100AH lithium batteries are much lighter than lead acid and AGM batteries and their cycle life is more than 4 times that of lead acid batteries. Up to 8000 cycles is possible if the battery is well looked after and even under heavy loads every day (drained to 25% capacity), can still achieve minimum 2000 cycles making them more economical than a lead acid battery when calculated over time.
SO HOW MUCH BATTERY STORAGE SHOULD YOU HAVE?
Well, this depends on your power requirements. In most cases where you are powering LED lights, a TV and recharging laptops and low power devices and your fridge is a 3 way unit able to run on gas, a single 100AH lithium battery will suffice. With 300 watts or so of solar on your roof, you’ll be able to top up your batteries daily and even with several cloudy days when there is little solar charge coming back in, you’ll still have ample battery storage available. For those of you who spend a fair amount of time away and running heavier load items such as a 2 way 12V fridge, inverter, lighting, TV etc, we would suggest a single 150AH or 200AH lithium battery or 2 x single 100AH lithium batteries connected in parallel. This is a huge amount of storage that will get you through those cloudy days until the sun comes back out and recharges your batteries via your solar panels.
WHAT IS A BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BMS?)
All Solarking lithium batteries feature heavy duty BMS circuitry inside the battery casing. The BMS looks after the battery by monitoring the incoming charge voltage and the discharge voltage as well as temperature cut off in the unlikely event that the pack runs too hot. The BMS will also protect your Solarking battery by switching off the voltage output if the capacity reduces to 20% or less. This prevents cell damage and can be reset and charged back up to an acceptable state of charge. There is much debate about whether a standard lead acid charger can be used with drop in lithium LiFePo4 batteries with a built in BMS. From our research, we suggest that any charger can be used providing charge rates do not exceed 14.8V (absolute max 15.0V) bulk/absorb charge and float turned off or set to 13.3V ~ 13.6V. In general, if your charger is set to AGM then this will be fine as AGM charges at around 14.4V The benefit however of having a lithium specific charger is that the battery will be returned to a full state of charge faster and more efficiently.
3 YEAR WARRANTY
The Solarking range of lithium LiFePo4 batteries are covered by an Australian 3 year warranty against defects and failure. This is a return to base warranty and if found to be faulty, will be repaired or replaced during this period.
- Dimensions: 590 x 135 x 240 mm
- Chemical: Lithium Iron LiFePo4
- Product Weight: 12KG
- Operating Temperature Range: -20°C ~ +60°C
- Voltage: 12.8VDC
- Amperage : 100AH
- Max Continuous Current : 100A
- Max 10 Second Pulse : 150A
- Min Charge Current : 2A
- Nominal Charge Rate: 30A
- Max Charge Current: 100A
- Max Charge Voltage : 14.8V
- Recommended Charge Rate: 30A
- Cell Balancing: 3AH charge & discharge
- Cycles @ 100% DOD: DOD 2000 Cycles
- Cycles @ 80% DOD: DOD 3000 Cycles
- Cycles @ 50% DOD: DOD 3500 Cycles
- Cycles @ 30% DOD: DOD 8000 Cycles
- Low Voltage cut out: 10.0VDC
- Maximum In-series voltage: 30.4V
- BMS Reconnect: Automatic
- Terminal: T8