Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi JB, I have had a starting battery for each of the gen set and main engine in battery boxes at the rear of the engine room for 12 years. Replaced them once maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Ocean Pearl has an active life and has seldom been left sitting for long periods. I like the short cable run.



SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 18 April 2021 at 00:34 JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:


How are the starting batteries holding up in the engine compartment?
I had the replace all batteries after less than two years. One reason was the lack of care and bad monitoring from the yard (I assume that they were left discharged for too long). The other reason was the high temperature in the engine compartment. I was told that batteries do not like high temperatures. So we moved them out. We'll see how things evolve now.
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med

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