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You should check very carefully into the reputation of Smart
Battery. Sailing friends of mine paid thousands of dollars for
batteries from Smart Battery and did not receive any product nor
any refund. If you check online, you will find that many sailors
have had a very bad experience with this company.
Sabbatical III, SM#419
We need new
batteries in our SM, the last (sealed) batteries lasted less
than 2 ½ year (No
we never run them below 70% and often charge them close to
100% most days as we
have 850 w of solar power so they have not been miss treated).
I’m thinking on the
FireFly OASIS AGM
batteries, if half what the producer says is true they should
be an excellent choice.
They are rather expensive 486 $ plus tax and freight for a
group 31 typ.
Has anyone any experience with them?
option is LiFePO4 batteries
I found from Smart Battery 100 Ah group 31
for 1300 $
4 of them
would give more usable
capacity at a cost of 5200 $ compare
with 3900 $.
Battery come with 5 year’s replacement warranty and a pro rata
life time warranty. They claim you can use your standard
chargers, so no other
But I assume
with the strong focus on electric cars the development of
batteries will be huge the coming years, so maybe better to
wait to install
LiFePO4 batteries until next time.
Paul on SY
Keepa SM 259