If you are going to choose batteries for your boat or any marine use, then lithium batteries are the best. There are many reasons why this is so. Lithium batteries, compared to other batteries, are strong, small, light, safe, fast, easy, green, and has more power. This is the reason why lithium batteries are ideal for your marine use.
The best benefit for choosing lithium batteries is that they are a lot less expensive than lead-acid batteries or AGMs.
Lead acid batteries were the most used batteries for a long time. Because of toxic off-gassing, storage issues, maintenance issues, lack of efficiency and safety risks, the lead-acid batteries have become unsuitable for use.
When it comes to usable amp hours, the lithium batteries have long hours than any other. And when it come to life expectancy, lithium lasts at least twice as long as most batteries. So, there is a need for more batteries to have similar usage as a lithium battery over time. Lihtium batteries and very light and they don’t take up much space.
Below are other benefits of using lithium batteries.
Lithium batteries weigh have of the other batteries. It also takes up less space per usable amp hour. This means that there is more battery in less space.
Lithium batteries can be discharged down to 10% or lower. Only 50% depth of discharge is allowed by other batteries. Their overall battery life is affected if there is a high level of discharge. With lithium batteries that effect is slight for high levels of discharge.
Lithium batteries are almost perfectly efficient. The same amount of amp hours are allowed both in and out. Other batteries are not as efficient because they lose 15 amps when they are charging and when discharging the voltage drops quickly and reduces the overall capacity of your battery. If you have an air conditioner or water heater in your boat, then lithium batteries are ideal.
There is very little internal resistance with lithium batteries. Charging is quick because it of this lack of internal resistance. Internal resistance make charging other batteries take a long time.
When in use, lithium batteries maintain their voltage. This is better and more efficient for electrical devices. With heavier loads, they don’t lose capacity. This is very important for AC, electric cooking deives, water heaters, etc. that need a lot of power.
There is no maintenance for lithium batteries. And they are very safe. The battery pack is kept safe and under control due to its built-in circuitry. This is the work of its battery monitoring system. Battery monitoring systems are put in place by reputable lithium battery companies in order to ensure that the batteries are installed and configured correctly.