Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Bay of Islands New Zealand
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Re: What gives you a charge?
I had observed several other long term cruisers that had gone this route successfully. The key is to suck it up and spend the money to get good charging gear so that the cheap low-tech FLA batteries can live as long and happy a life as possible.
The reality is that with a little care, cheap lead acid batteries can last really well. I totally agree with spending money on charging systems rather than expensive batteries. But then perhaps Iím just scared of highly technical stuff going wrong at inconvenient times.
Seems to me that buying lithium tech for four times the cost of lead acid may in the long run not be as cost effective. I reckon four consecutive sets of lead acid will outlast a set of lithium. An opinion, not a fact.