all OEM switch their batteries solution to Volthium
Over the past few years, most manufacturers have decided to switch from traditional technology to LiFeP04 technology. Many of them have chosen the lithium battery solutions offered by BattleBorn. Others have turned to the more advanced and more expensive Lithionics offering.
These companies are usually preferred over the competition because they falsely claim that their products are made in the United States.
At Battleborn, the common problems with their battery solution are definitely the fragility of their internal Chinese electronic board, called BMS. This board breaks quickly when the batteries are coupled to an inverter. The plague of breakage is such that Battleborn has decided to stop honoring the warranty.
Other disappointing options
The Volthium Revolution
Canadian Volthium batteries, in high demand in the United States, are the perfect balance between the offerings of different battery manufacturers. In fact, it is the only company that manufactures a hybrid solution, combining the advantages of competitors and leaving the shortcomings to others.
Indeed, the easy access to the BMS allows the customer to easily repair his battery in case of breakage. This avoids the need to replace all the batteries, because everyone knows that you should never mix new and old batteries. It's better to be able to repair and avoid having to change everything.
The Canadian LiFePO4 battery has built-in communication ports that allow battery information to be sent to the Victron system, but thanks to the accessories developed by Volthium, it is also possible to add Bluetooth functionality simply by plugging the module into the DATA port on the battery.
The typical installation with Volthium batteries is extremely simple.
For manufacturers looking to remove the generator, we even have a CSA UL1973 certified 8D battery that gives 5.12KWH (12V400AH). This one has a heating system, as well as a cooling system, of course easy access to the BMS for possible repair in 20 years, and connections for a wired ON/OFF button to control the battery remotely.