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What Is the Best Battery Setup for a Fishing Boat?

Many people have different ideas about what fishing boats are. For some people, they are a way for them to make a living. Others, however, see it as a chance for them to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and to relax as they reel in a few fish on the lake. 

It is crucial to ensure you keep your fishing boat battery setup up to date as our modern fishing boats become more and more equipped with amenities and conveniences. There is a lot of power that goes into the gadgets and luxuries you use on your boat. As a result, you will need a pretty robust battery system in order to keep it running.

It is time to push off as we learn all you need to know about batteries and how you can ensure that you will always have the power you need on your boat.

What type of battery is the best for a fishing boat?

It is actually wise to purchase two separate batteries for your fishing boat, as the best setup will include a starter battery; that could be a lead acid or a Volthium Hybrid (Cracking + DeepCyle) specially designed for starting the engine. As well as a house battery for powering all the other devices and systems on board. 

Note that of the need of energy on boat is small, the Volthium Hybrid Group 31 Crancking is designed to be used for starting engine as well as Deep cycle used.

If your energy needs are too great to use a Volthium lithium battery type Hybrid (G31 100AH) as we discussed earlier, then know that the most economical alternative will be the AGM used in that case.

AGM (absorbent glass mat) batteries are typically the best choice for starter batteries when customer find that lithium option is too expensive. For your information, the lead-acid batteries of the past have been upgraded and improved with these batteries. AGM batteries keep the electrolyte solution in the absorbent mat rather than in a free-floating electrolyte mixture between the lead plates. They are therefore good at providing the quick but potent energy bursts required to start your motor.

Marine lithium-ion batteries are the best option for everything else, including your trolling motor, navigation system, and appliances. Simply said, they outperform all lead acid alternatives in long-drain situations and have significantly greater power and a much longer lifespan.

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Should we use lithium batteries on a boat?

In our opinion, yes! This type of battery is much more versatile and offers a much wider range of features than old-fashioned batteries, so they are probably more expensive initially. 

One of the advantages of lithium batteries is that they are a lot smaller and lighter than the equivalent lead-acid batteries. Since lithium batteries are small and lighter, boat owners are able either to reduce the weight of their vessels or to provide more power without adding additional weight to them. 

Aside from the fact that these batteries can operate in extreme conditions, both with regard to hot and cold temperatures as well as under sometimes dangerous water, they can also endure a lot longer period of time before they need to be replaced, sometimes as long as a decade in the case of high-quality batteries. In comparison to conventional lead-acid batteries, lithium batteries usually last two to three times as long, so the initial additional cost is more than compensated for over time.

There are a lot of advantages to using Volthium batteries. Our batteries are far safer because they have BMS protection so they are safe under all conditions and prevent short-circuits. Furthermore, they do not release any hazardous gases or contain any toxic components, so they can be installed in any space, unlike lead acid batteries.

What Is the Best Lithium Battery for My Boat?

With our 5KW batteries CSA UL1973 Full pack assembly, or with our smaller batteries certified by ETL for the Full pack assembly and with our cells IEC62619, UL1973 & UL1642 safety certificates from rigorous lab testing, our batteries have been tested in thousands of boat installations and have proven to be safe and reliable. Our line of batteries has been field tested in thousands of customer applications and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

Also, note that it is rare that batteries, like ours Volthium Lifepo4 batteries, can meet all the standards required by ABYC. In fact, since our batteries provide close-loop communication RS485, we are able to sound the audible alarms on a external speaker before a power failure.

Will switching my batteries for Lithium Batteries will Speed Up My Boat?

For boats with a trolling motor, Volthium’s advanced and efficient lithium battery can be expected to result in an increase of speed compared to traditional battery types. This may especially be true of kayak fishing boats. In other cases, however, you may not see as big of a difference; if you’re looking for an upgrade to get greater speeds from your boat, then Volthium’s lithium batteries might still be worth exploring, but you should also look into other more significant features that could give you the speed boost you seek.

Should Boat Batteries Be Wired in Series or Parallel?

Volthium provides a simple solution for boat battery wiring. With Volthium, batteries can be wired either in series or parallel depending on the needs of the owner. Batteries wired in parallel will increase the system’s overall capacity, creating longer lifespans for electronics due to its greater amp-hours available. On the other hand, batteries in series combine their voltages to service high-voltage items like trolling motors. Volthium also provides easy access to Battery Management System (BMS) should the need for repairs arise. Thus Volthium is a great choice for those looking to easily wire up their boat’s battery setup.
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