Lithium batteries are the best for your boat or any marine use. And this is so for many reasons. Lithium batteries are stronger, smaller, lighter, safer, faster, easier, greener and more powerful than most other batteries. Buying lithium batteries are ideal for your marine use because of these reasons.
It is less expensive to buy a lithium battery than a lead acid battery or an AGM.
Before, it was lead-acid batteries that were the best and only option. They, however, have many disadvantages including toxic off-gassing, storage issues, maintenance issues, lack of efficiency, and safety risks.
Lithium batteries have longer usable amp hours than any other battery. The life expectancy of lithium batteries is twice as long as that of other batteries. So, there is a need for more batteries to have similar usage as a lithium battery over time. Lihtium batteries and very light and they don’t take up much space.
If you use lithium batteries, then you will have these benefits.
Lithium batteries are very lightweight compared to other batteries. The space it uses per usable amp hour is very small. In a small space, you get more battery.
Lithium batteries allow up to 10% or lower discharge rate. Only 50% depth of discharge is allowed by other batteries. If there is a high level of discharge the overall battery life is affected. Even with a high level of discharge, lithium batters are not much affected.
Lithium batteries are almost perfectly efficient. This means that they allow the same amount of amp hours both in and out. Other batteries are less efficient and loses 15 amps while charging and when there is rapid discharging, the voltage drops really quickly and reduces the overall capacity of the battery. To run your boat air conditioner or water heater, you should use a lithium battery.
Lithium batteries have very little internal resistance. Charging is quick because it of this lack of internal resistance. There are many stages in charging other batteries due to internal resistance.
When in use, lithium batteries maintain their voltage. You have a better and more efficient battery for your electrical devices. With heavier loads, they don’t lose capacity. This is very important for AC, electric cooking deives, water heaters, etc. that need a lot of power.
There is no maintenance for lithium batteries. There is safety when you use lithium batteries. It has a built-in circuitry that keeps that battery pack safe and under control. This is called the battery monitoring system. Reputable lithium battery companies have these systems in place to make sure that each battery has this installed and configured correctly.