How Lithium Batteries Save Weight While Increasing Available Power
The Jayco Silverline Outback is a luxury van with the added bonus of being able to open up with a movable lateral extension to create a large interior with clever layout and a very comfortable [...]
How To Take Out 30kg And Double The Battery Capacity
The Domain Lyrebird Alter Ego is a serious van and this van has the lot. On an Australia wide adventure, the van was packed with mum, dad, 3 kids, bicycles and all the kit you [...]
Case Study – Weekend Adventurer Needs Portable Power
Why I Need Portable Power I need lights when the sun goes down and to enjoy a cold beer or two when I am making dinner for the family. Can't forget I also need cold [...]
Case Study – 4×4 Adventurer Needs a Dual Battery System
Why I Need a Dual Battery System I have a 4x4 which is kitted to the max and my fridge is mounted on rails and custom installed. In the event I come across someone who [...]
Case Study – The Prepared Tradie
I'm a Tradie and this is why I need portable power My utility is my workshop. Some jobs have no power on site. No power means that I can’t use my bigger tools or charge [...]
Case Study – Reducing Battery Weight in Racing Catamaran
Reducing Battery Weight is Everything In the world of yacht racing, reducing battery weight is everything. By stripping the weight of a man (~75kg) permanently from the vessels makes the boat faster, simple as that. [...]
Case Study – Toyota Coaster Conversion Project
Converting a Coaster to an RV! We installed two 12V 200AH lithium batteries for a Toyota Coaster conversion to an RV. The Toyota Coaster is a great platform to turn into a motorhome and there [...]
Case Study – Yacht Weight Reduction Using Lithium Battery
Yacht Weight Reduction Using Lithium Batteries A 43ft yacht weight reduction project involving an upgrade to an LBS-12200-ME-AIP house battery system in preparation for a journey to Vanuatu in the south Pacific Over 100kg of weight [...]
Lithium, what is it and where does it come from?
Lithium metal Lithium (Li) is a soft, silver-white coloured metal. Lithium metal and its position on the periodic table of elements (top left hand side) gives us some clue as to the characteristics it exhibits. [...]
History of the Lithium Battery
Where did it all begin? Lithium battery history. Lithium battery history is an interesting one. It was Professor John Goodenough who first demonstrated that lithium cobalt oxide could be used to create a rechargeable battery [...]
Do you need a Lithium Battery Management System?
Well, actually, no – lithium batteries don’t need a battery management system (BMS) to operate. You can connect a few lithium battery cells in series to make a battery pack without any sort of [...]
Can I run high power appliances off a lithium battery?
Depends on the battery management system The short answer is yes you can run high power appliances off a lithium battery, but there is a caveat. It is dependent on whether the BMS in [...]
How does a lithium battery work?
Components How does a lithium battery work? Well the main components of a lithium battery are two electrodes, namely an anode and a cathode and an electrolyte. This is no different to any other [...]
Lithium ion, what are the different types of lithium chemistry?
Lithium Ion We use the term “lithium batteries” as the shortened form of Lithium Ion batteries, which includes a number of different battery chemistries – all of which use some form of lithium as [...]