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Old 08-24-2021, 11:40 AM   #1
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IC CE-300 battery deck

My 2008 IC CE-300 bus has a sliding deck compartment on the left side of the bus for as many as three large batteries. There are two commercial batteries now, installed in parallel, 900 cca. Can those be replaced with LiOn batteries and used for the bus as well as for the other electrical needs of the skoolie, or should those be kept separate? I plan to install solar panels up top as well, with all the related equipment elsewhere in the bus.

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Old 08-24-2021, 11:44 AM   #2
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Generally the bus batteries and house batteries are separated. Lion chemistries are not well suited for starting Diesel engines (super high current draw) and starting batteries are not well suited for long term small loads.
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Generally the bus batteries and house batteries are separated. Lion chemistries are not well suited for starting Diesel engines (super high current draw) and starting batteries are not well suited for long term small loads.
Thank you, that is what I suspected but I wanted to verify while I am still in the planning stages.
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