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Owner: The Foster Journey

Lithium Battery Install with AGM Starter Battery and Victron DC-to-DC Charger


Location: Kemah
Latitude: 29.54000000
Longitude: -95.02000000
Published: 23 May 2021

A few weeks back we purchased 400 amp hours of lithium batteries from Rebel Batteries for our sailboat, and now we're sharing the lithium battery installation along with how we use them with an AGM cranking battery and a Orion DC-to-DC charger. We share the wiring schematics and the entire installation.
Hope you find this helpful!
There's a list of components down below.

SV Cadence

Feel free to jump around in the video:
00:00 Welcome
00:30 Wiring Diagram (Schematic)
08:50 Lithium Battery Placements
10:20 Securing the Batteries
11:30 Lead Acid Removal
13:00 AGM Starter Battery
17:00 Creating Mounting Locations
19:20 Making & Running Cables
20:50 Victron Smart Sense
24:00 Orion DC to DC Charger
31:50 Explanation of Electrical Components

Rebel Lithium Battery 100ah
Victron Orion DC-to-DC Charger 30amp Non-Isolated
Victron Smart Battery Sense
Victron Smart Shunt 500A
ANL Fuse Block 300A
Bus Bar 250A
Maxi Fuse Block

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