Even though it's unlikely an RVLSA Battery will ever have a problem, it's good to know it has this important advantage.
Fully Sealed LiFePO4 batteries contain all their electronics and battery cells within a sealed box.
It can not be diagnosed or serviced unless returned to the manufacturer who may not even be able to open it.
When sealed batteries are charging and the Battery Control Units (BCU) are operating, heat is created which is trapped inside the battery casing.
The problem with this is most sealed batteries have what is called “high temperature cut outs” which shuts the battery off when maximum operating temperatures are reached.
A sealed battery on a hot day or in an engine bay, coupled with heat created from within the battery can result in very extended periods without power while the battery waits for the heat to very slowly dissipate due to lack of venting.
We test the health and quality of the cells in our RVLSA batteries prior to installation
Cell health and quality can not be tested on a sealed battery and is therefore an unknown quantity.
To achieve maximum cycles (each time the battery charges and discharges), and therefore life from a Lithium Battery, it is important the Battery Control Unit (BCU) does not allow the battery to discharge too low, which damages the cells.
Our RVLSA BCU’s are programmed to cut out at optimum voltage discharge to achieve maximum cycles.
Most sealed Lithium batteries BCU’s cut out at 10V which is too low to achieve maximum cycles.
A Lithium battery discharged to 10 volts should be ‘slow charged’ with a special Charger which means a regular ‘fast Charger’ is damaging the battery cells at this voltage, reducing the life of the battery.
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