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Old 11-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #20
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Off topic however, here goes.....So CY, would you recommend I shop for LiFePo engine start batteries for my diesel motor-home?

1- Once I get to where I will overnight, I shut off the engine and use the leveling system (high current demand).

2- When cold starting the diesel, I usually allow the intake air heater to run for 30 seconds prior to spinning the starter regardless of outside temperature. This hastens starting requiring less turns of the starter.

3- When garaged, I use the battery disconnect and apply a smart charger to the batteries (two 12VDC batteries in parallel).

The coach is equipped with a 150 amp alternator.

Your thoughts please.

BTW, the chassis batteries are OE (12 years old).
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