Solar Sprinter Van Conversion Lithium-Ion Battery With Bluetooth Smartphone Integration | Victron LiFePO4 BAT512120610
Lithium Ion batteries are ideal for Mercedes Sprinter Van Solar conversions because they have exceptionally high performance while also keeping size and weight to a minimum in comparison to traditional batteries. Here at The Sprinter Parts & Service Store we can offer you just about everything you need for your Solar Sprinter project. If you are planning your own Sprinter Van Solar Power conversion we would love to help make that dream become a reality.
Q: How low can the battery be depleted? Or DOD?
A: The expected life span is 5000 cycles at 50% depth of discharge and 2500 cycles at 80% depth of discharge. You can run the battery completely down until the BMS shuts off the system and even right at the end the delivered voltage is perfectly acceptable. We just don’t recommend doing that on a regular basis.
Q: Is it okay to orient the 200Ah LiFePO4 battery on its side?
Q: Is it okay and an acceptable practice to parallel this with three 160 ah Mercedes Sprinter Van Smart Lithium Batteries that are about 2 weeks old?
A: You can’t mix batteries of different capacities or different ages together. The manufacturer is very meticulous about ensuring that the individual cells in the battery get balanced and thus expect installers to employ equal diligence and wire them in such a way that all the batteries get charged equally (so they can do an equal amount of work). By making sure they are wired identically with cables that match in length, the optimal performance and life expectancy can be achieved.