Now there is a different take. A Lithium battery that has
a battery monitor built into the top of it. Not a bad idea!
The monitor reads both voltage and battery percentage.
As for the Lithium cell itself, well, If I know the team at
Korr they will have done their homework on it and they
don't put their logo on rubbish. They claim it's a "100Ah
IEC-certified lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) deep cycle
battery constructed from high-quality aluminium-
encased prismatic cells. Ideal for weight-sensitive and/or
high vibration applications'.
I see they are taking pre-orders with stock due in Late April. Could be a good thing?? More information HERE
Great compact flush mount combo unit ideal for the top of a battery box, draw systems or even in a camper or caravan. The unit specs are 20A at 12V or 10A at 24V. SIngle Cigaret socket and a dual USB socket with covers The unit also includes a Volt and Amp Meter (Amp meter range: 0.5–20 Amp, Volt Meter Range: 6–33V DC). This unit would be widely available through all the various stockist or visit the Narva website.
We just love the team at Prolec and they continue to bring us the coolest DC gear. Check out the latest offering from littlefuse in the USA. Protect high and low-amp circuits with this power distribution module. Holds 3 x MIDI fuses and 4 x Auto fuses. The Auto fuse output circuits are wired to an integrated sealed 4-way connector (P/N: XTCK4). A common power input stud provides power for the 7 fuses via a tin-plated copper busbar. Stainless steel studs and hardware provides superior corrosion resistance. Cover & gasket included. Flush mountable.
More info and technical specs HERE
If you are looking for a compact flush mount battery monitor then this product could be worth a look. New to the market late 2019 the Thunder battery monitor will suit all the normal battery types including Lithium. The head unit displays - battery capacity in Ah or mAh, battery capacity in %, time to empty based on current usage, time to full when charging, current draw out, current inwards, and wattage usage. You can program your battery capacity (from 0.1Ah to 590Ah), type and set the high and low voltage point of your battery. Comes with a 150 Amp shunt (They go on the negative side) and a 1.5 meter lead. I couldn't find an IP rating but looking at the unit I would say the face of the monitor would be splash proof...but not the back!
Check out the Thunder power products website for details or your nearest stockist. https://www.thunderauto.com.au/
What a fantastic Idea. A jump pack that is permanently connected to the battery so if you ever have a flat battery the Rescue Mate can automatically detect this, charge the battery and you are good to go. Then once the alternator has started turning the Rescue Mate will manage the charge back into the battery via a management system built into the unit.
I would think that this would be an absolute must for anyone into offshore fishing, very remote overland vehicles, emergency generation and more. In fact Oz Charge do supply some emergency services in Australia in their mission critical applications.
Well done JAS for identifying this issue and issuing a recall. Recalls are a serious disruption to brand and business and the team at JAS will be working hard to rectify this. Good corporate governance in practice within this company.
Posted by: Jason Marshall from the 12 Volt Shed
Projecta’s new Intellei-RV range offers a power management system solution to suit caravans and recreational vehicles, providing easier installation along with battery and solar management systems.
The ‘plug and play’ range offers four different kits with a variety of features to suit your budget. Boasting fast install times with push in vibration proof termination and 10-14 fused outputs available (depending on model), you won’t be short of circuits to power your 12V appliances and lighting.
The power specs are impressive with all models featuring a switchable 35A power supply, 20A mains battery charging, and 100A VSR* for dual battery charging. The PM400 also includes a separate switch panel for turning lights and appliances off and on, dimmable bedroom light switches and Bluetooth® connectivity for operation via smart phone.