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RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade – Part 4 – Lithium Battery Installation

RV Lithium/AGM Battery & Electrical System Upgrade – Part 4 – Lithium Battery Installation

The big day we’ve all been eagerly awaiting has finally arrived. We’re at Xantrex headquarters in Burnaby British Columbia for the installation of our Freedom e-GEN Lithium Battery system!

After months of planning and preparation, we’re so excited to be here, and to share this with you. This isn’t a DIY project, so the system is being professionally installed (with some help from us). So rather than making this video a step-by-step tutorial, we’ll be providing an overview of the job and the system.

We hope you enjoy seeing this amazing project come toward the home stretch. Stay tuned for Part Five, when we’ll be installing our new Glendinning power cord reel.

GLENDINNING POWER CORD REEL $70 DISCOUNT

When we find RV products we absolutely love, we’re thrilled to be able to add them to our Discounts Page.  We’re pleased to announce that Glendinning Products is now offering RVgeeks viewers a $70 DISCOUNT on their brand new CRMA50-12-RV50 50′ power cord reel (the exact same one we just installed). Order factory-direct from their store at GlendinningProds.com and use Coupon Code “RVGEEKS” at checkout to SAVE $70.00!
NOTE: The discount is valid only on the CRMA50-12-RV50

HUGHES AUTOFORMER 10% DISCOUNT

Hughes Autoformers also offers RVgeeks viewers a special discount. SAVE 10% when you order either a 30-amp (Model #RV2130-SP) or 50-amp (Model #RV220-50-SP) factory-direct at HughesAutoformers.com. Use Coupon Code “RVGEEKS” at checkout to get 10% OFF!
If you don’t know what an autoformer does, check out our video.
NOTE: The discount doesn’t apply to any other Hughes products, but these are the latest models, newer than our own!

Thanks to all of the fine companies that are participating in this project for providing the expertise, equipment and service required to get this big job done.


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Jaybejo

Thursday 18th of October 2018

I had called them when you first showed this great battery system. I work for Schneider/ Xantrex and I didn’t even know they had this. When I talked to them I told them too that many RVers would love to have this system in their rigs. Hope they listen to all of us RVers! Jay

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 18th of October 2018

Thanks, Jay. Since Johnny says that Xantrex is now taking a list of names of RVers who are interested in the system, we hope that means they are serious about bringing it to the retail market! Fingers crossed!

Jaybejo

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Peter & John Love the idea of the E-GEN Lithium Ion Battery & Intelligent Battery Management System. I saw your U-Tube video on this system you put in their Motorhome. I’m jealous now. I’m now looking into this system for for my 5er. I have a 42 foot 5th Wheel RV, I have the Xantrex/Schneider Electric Freedom SW 3012 Inverter/Charger (815-3012) in it for 2 years now. I have the LinkPRO Xantrex/Schneider Electric (84-2031-00) battery monitor. I have just installed the MPPT 150-60 Solar Charger Xantrex/Schneider Electric (865-1030-1) a week ago c/w the remote. I had to order a PoE (power over Ethernet) cable as the SCP (865-1050-01) cannot get operation power from the MPPT. So, the SW 3012 (815-3012) with remote (809-0921) & the MPPT remote are separate. I tried to daisy chain the ethernet cable all together to get the power from the SW 3012, but it wouldn’t work for me. May look at getting the Freedom SW Combox. My solar system has now been on-line for a week (with-out the remote on) & the RV has not been plug-in for 6 days now. I have 1 residential refrigerator & a second frig in my outdoor kitchen plus other fans off the inverter, all are running fine. Can’t wait to take it out for some real Boondocking. I have 4 Trojan T-105 (total 440 AHr) batteries now but would love to see if I can the E-Gen batteries system, is true that they are 800 AHr? I’m the field service tech for Schneider Electric and look after the GT 500 solar inverters in Ontario. I have 4 Tallmax panels on the roof, 72 cell, 320 watts. I have over 1200 watts of solar panels on my roof. This should do me when I retire to Arizona for the winters. I am very proud to have Schneider/Xantrex components in my RV and love showing off my system to other’s RV’s. Love your videos, I have learn a lot from you guys. Keep up the great work. Jay Chowhan

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 12th of July 2018

Wow, Jay! Sounds like you've got most of the same setup that we have. We love our Xantrex equipment... and are really loving the new e-GEN battery (it's 600Ah by the way... 90% useable, so 540Ah of consumable power!). Bet your 1200W of solar will do a great job keeping everything charged up... especially in Arizona! ?

georgemauro

Saturday 7th of July 2018

Would you happen to know the dimensions of the 600Ahr battery? I'm working in the van right now and it would be helpful, thanks!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 7th of July 2018

Hi George! It’s 11.25"H x 13"W x 24"L, 160 lbs. The BMS is 11.25" x 7" x 4" and both components have a 5” bend radius for those fatty cables. Keep in mind that the unit isn’t on the market yet. We’ll of course be providing updates as we know more.

Charles Ketchum

Thursday 5th of July 2018

Outstanding installation.Thanks for sharing

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 5th of July 2018

Thanks, Charles... glad you enjoyed it! We're really enjoying the new system and were so thrilled with the work they did installing it!

Chuck Thomas

Wednesday 4th of July 2018

Wow, everything you guys do is first cabin. Really enjoy all your videos. I have learned so much from them.

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 5th of July 2018

Thanks, Chuck! It's always nice to hear that the work we do is appreciated! ?

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