Using the technology of lithium iron phosphate prismatic cells, superior safety, 3500 cycles or more, @ 80% DOD
JBD BMS Bluetooth enabled battery management system
Low temperature charge protection inbuilt
High current charge and discharge capability (200A)
Internal cell balancing
Lighter weight: About 40% ~50% of the weight of a comparable lead acid battery
Can be charged using most standard lead-acid chargers, MPPT solar chargers and alternator
charging *Note Smart alternators will need a DC-to-DC charging system.
The Archibald LifePO4 units are equipped with the latest JBD Bluetooth BMS.
The batteries can be charged from most Charging sources as long as they fall into the parameters of the chosen unit, with the exception of a PWM solar controller.
*PWM chargers are not suitable for BMS equipped LiFePO4 units*
If using a standard 240v – 12v Car battery charger if present, use the sealed lead acid / AGM setting if a specific lithium setting is not available.
The same applies to solar chargers, if this setting is not present the equalisation charge should be set in the off position.
The Archibald unit can be used in a split charge system where it is charged from the alternator. Smart alternator systems should be equipped with a DC-to-DC charger, please check your vehicle specs
BOAT OWNERS BEWARE - Dedicated domestic bank alternator to Lithium battery charging is not recommended, due to sudden disconnect which can damage alternator.