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#11 Stokeme

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 06:34 PM

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Interior wiring pic. I highly recommend the above product/link (post #6) for the triple accessory mount. It came prewired, with an in-line 10A fuse, which I was not expecting, pretty nice. 12awg wire (the connectors are very light weight). I wish this had been my initial purchase. For those who have interest, If I can do this anyone can manage. Battery is sealed but I wanted some ventilation anyway.
My product list .....
https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1
12V 50AH LiFePo4 Battery
https://www.amazon.c...1?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Solo Cig socket - https://www.amazon.c...3?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These are very heavy duty, I like, but max for sure - https://www.amazon.c...3?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Got 2” “push-in” vents from Lowe’s. Borrowed a 2” (vents) & a 1 1/8” hole saw (accessory strip).

Edited by Stokeme, 24 October 2019 - 08:30 PM.

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#12 Stokeme

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 07:13 PM

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10/25/19 ... PS ... initially I did not post my LFP4 brand, I am no spokesman. To each their own. But considering the size of the Battery, it was a determining factor that did enable me to construct this box. I have iterations of this same battery tech with a past company. I can only offer ... so far, so good, all batteries function at a high level. It has Bluetooth which saves having to add a monitor. The specs are live. I find that to be pretty neat. Size - 7.7” x 6.5” x 6.9”
- I checked & this coupon code still works ... Save10

https://buylithium.c...ithium-battery/

Edited by Stokeme, 25 October 2019 - 05:39 PM.

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#13 roverjohn

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 05:43 PM

This box is very cool but thinking out loud I wonder how it would have worked if you separated the box from the battery. The box could be used with any battery that was handy as long as it was the correct chemistry, even in the camper so you wouldn't have to hard wire a bunch of stuff that you're only using two weeks a year.


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#14 Stokeme

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 05:26 PM

The power box was built to be, independent, portable energy storage. It’s Solar renewable & has accessory input flexibility. It needs to be light, for its primary intended purpose, to power an electric DIY fishing canoe. Another Battery chemistry could be used but would not fit the Box with the same Ah capacity, weight & size, I want. My Camper has good Ah storage on its own. I do not plan to separate the Battery from Box unless my energy system is compromised.

Edited by Stokeme, 02 November 2019 - 04:08 PM.

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