Alteration of Batteries Compartment for Transporter Energy Lithium Batteries on SM2000


Alex Lomakin
 

Dear all,

I have recently upgraded my domestic bank to Transporter Energy Lithium batteries, aka Dragonfly Batteries in the US.

The TE batteries have fitted inside the standard compartment very well except for the height. The new batteries are about 2.5 cm (1 inch) higher.

So to be able to close the compartment properly I need to alter the vertical bracing beam, marked on a picture with a crude red arrow (please see the attached picture), which is not an easy task, while the beam is attached to the bottom part of the bank. Hence, I need to remove it first.

Does anyone know how this beam is attached to the bank: is it just glued or glued and also screwed on?

Thank you very much,

Alex


Alexander Lomakin
SV Silver Star, #416


 

Screws and double-face tape for sure and possibly some glue. You have to remove the carpet on the top of the lid to access the screws.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
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On Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 08:55 Alex Lomakin via groups.io <alexander.a.lomakin=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear all,

I have recently upgraded my domestic bank to Transporter Energy Lithium batteries, aka Dragonfly Batteries in the US.

The TE batteries have fitted inside the standard compartment very well except for the height. The new batteries are about 2.5 cm (1 inch) higher.

So to be able to close the compartment properly I need to alter the vertical bracing beam, marked on a picture with a crude red arrow (please see the attached picture), which is not an easy task, while the beam is attached to the bottom part of the bank. Hence, I need to remove it first.

Does anyone know how this beam is attached to the bank: is it just glued or glued and also screwed on?

Thank you very much,

Alex


Alexander Lomakin
SV Silver Star, #416








Dominique Sery
 

Hello Alex,
I had the same problem when i changed for Victron lithium batteries. I did not want to alter the battery locker, so i put the batteries in the other side. 8 batteries could be installed (instead of the 12 lead acid)
Regards
Dominique


Bill Kinney
 

On our boat, once we found the screws (Exactly as Bill R. describes), it came off without a problem.

Bil Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Louis, Grenada
http://www.cruisingconsulting.com


Alan "Woody" Wood
 

Hi Alex

I've just done this and its very easy.

On the top of the lid is that carpeted material.. if you work out precisely where the middle of the slat lies, just cut a straight line in the carpet the length of the slat. Underneath you sill find about four screws.. remove the screws and the slat comes straight off.
Hope this helps

 - Woody


Alex Lomakin
 

Dear all,

Once again thank you very much for a very useful info and proposed solutions.

As I intend to increase my bank to 12 batteries, I would cut a “centre-line” in the bank’s “carpet” to find the screws, etc.

Sincerely,

Alex