Lithium boat battery
A Lithium boat battery is lighter and smaller than a lead battery (AGM), and with the addition of new types of batteries, they have now also become an affordable option. Because lithium boat batteries have a higher energy density, their weight and volume are much lower than lead alternatives, they also last longer, charge fuller and faster, and can tolerate intermediate charges better. With a lithium boat battery, you no longer have to deal with the hassle of series and parallel switches. When you get a battery that gives the voltage that you require you will no longer need to deal with battery balancers. The internal Battery Management System (BMS) will regulate the differences in the cells, protect the lithium boat battery from operating outside of the safe operating area and monitor the battery’s general state. This system makes the installation of the batteries much more straightforward, you can easily do it yourself. This will not only save you time and money but also allows you to fully customise your installation taking into account your personal needs and requirements. Read more about Lithium batteries here.
Lithium boat battery advantages over AGM
We have known for some time now that Lithium batteries are a better choice than AGM or lead batteries on many levels. The main reason why many people stayed away from making the switch is because of how costly Lithium batteries can be. However, with the development of new technologies, they have become much more affordable, and in the long run, you will even save money, considering how durable, light, and efficient they are. Here are some of the more technical advantages of using a lithium boat battery summed up:
- The built-in BSM-system will protect them from damage through accidental misuse
- AGM batteries contain lead and are therefore much heavier and larger in size than Lithium batteries.
Especially when you are moving a lot having a lighter battery will help cut down cost on the long turn
- Lithium batteries have a longer lifespan than AGM batteries
- Lithium batteries have a deeper depth of discharge, meaning you can use more of the energy stored in the battery
- Lithium batteries are easy to maintain and install
Lithium boat battery and ELCO: D.I.Y.
With a Lithium boat battery, it is easy to do an ELCO installation yourself and you can start straight away. With our detailed guide, ELCO is accessible to anyone and anywhere. You will not need any special skills or tools to install it. If you go to our webshop you can put together your electrical sailing package, fully customisable and including everything you will need to sail fully electric. You can check out our webshop here. Installing your electric sailing system might seem daunting at first, but we are here to walk you through it every step of the way. You can use our battery selector to estimate how fast you will be able to sail. It will also help you determine what your energy needs are and how to select the correct batteries accordingly. We also offer live video guidance during installation. We care about our customers and we care about affordable and sustainable solutions. If you have any questions about the installation process, about a lithium boat battery, or need specialised advice you can get in touch with us here.