What do the panel think EZA power packs

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  1. Stealaway

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    RoadPro 130 power pack?
     
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    What are they and what are they for?

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Instead of lead battery's
     
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    I think at the moment they are very expensive lithium power pack, in the future they may be the norm.

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    From Roadpro website:

    Designed in France, the EZA 12V Lithium power-pack system is the ultimate power source for anyone who relies on 12 volts when living in a vehicle or boat. An EZA system has none of the disadvantages associated with lead-acid batteries, providing reliable 12V power whenever it’s needed. It simply replaces the existing batteries, it won’t require maintenance and, even if 50 Amps is used every single day, it should last for well over 20 years.

    The batteries used in EZA power-packs are LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) and are the safest type of lithium batteries. They will not overheat and, even when punctured, do not catch fire.


    EZA130 £2,795.00
     
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    The best write up I've come upon is Technomadia's report on them here:-
    http://www.technomadia.com/lithium/
    You'll find several articles Chris has written about his experience with them, he even runs a/c with the help of a good deal of solar power. and I love his bus.....(y)
     
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    Opps double post..
     
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    Interesting! Thanks for the link.
    The EZA pack does seem very expensive but surely should start to come down in price as this type of cell is used more for automotive applications.
    In the long term they might be well worth consideration as standard lead acid batteries seem to cause continuous problems in motorhome and caravan use.
    If the price was sensible I would definitely consider them.

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    That is a tad "lead batteryist"...

    I don't have "continuous problems" with my motorhome batteries.

    I am aware that living in my van means that my batteries, like my tyres and oil filter etc, need replacing now and again.

    £2795 buys more than enough lead acid batteries to last me until I die.

    If the price drops significantly, then fair enough, but at the moment, my view is it would be very difficult to make a case for buying one.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Handy if you need to save weight, one is lighter than an equivalent lead acid battery but produces 12v power down to around 5% so is almost equal to two lead acid , dump two domestic lead acid and get one of these.
     
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