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Elco Electric Inboard Motor

with distilled water is a twice per year
maintenance activity.
According to Battery University (batteryuniversity.com) AGM batteries are
sealed lead acid batteries, initially
designed for military aircraft, vehicles and
UPS to reduce weight and improve
reliability. The sulfuric acid is absorbed by
a very fine fiberglass mat, making the
battery spill-proof.
AGM also has very low internal resistance and is capable of delivering high
currents on demand - great for electric
motors. This results in a relatively long
service life, even when deep cycled.
AGMs can charge up to five times faster
than the flooded version, and the ability to
deep cycle with depth-of-discharge (DoD)
of 80 percent; the flooded, on the other
hand, is restricted to 50 percent DoD to
prevent severe damage to the battery and
shorten its useful life.
According to MasterVolt's website
(mastervolt.com/products/li-ion/mli-e-121200/), their LiFePO4 (lithium iron
phosphate battery or LFP) deep cycle
battery (MLI-E 12/1200 12-volt, 90Ah)
has many advantages over lead-acid. The
MLI-E saves up to 70% in space and
weight, recharges in less than an hour,
and deep cycles 5.000 times easily. That
is 10 times longer than lead-acid batteries. The MLI-E can replace a 180-200
Ah lead-acid battery. Also, for the
MLI-E the extremely safe Lithium Iron
Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry is used.
No external safety relay is required.
The MLI-E is protected against overcharging, deep discharging and overheat26

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ing and comes with an integrated electronic safety switch. With its plastic case,
the MLI-E is a straight-forward replacement for most lead-acid batteries.
LED indicators inform you about the
actual status of your battery. The MLI-E
is provided with integrated battery
monitoring, including information about
state of charge and time remaining. As far
as charging, ensure the charger you use is
rated for Lithium batteries. Lithium has
a different charging algorithm than
lead-acid or AGM.
See Craig Richies Article on Lithium
batteries "Power Play" on page 42 of this
edition of CY.
THE CHARGING SYSTEM
The charger regulates and manages the
charge according to the batteries specific
charging protocols. Charging is not a
linear process. The energy sent to the battery bank will vary depending on the size
of the charger, the type of battery and the
state of charge (SoC) on the battery. Make
sure the charger matches the battery type
and is adequate for the size of the bank!
Recommended is 20% of the capacity of
the battery bank.

Many of the motor manufacturers
have chargers specifically designed for
their motors and batteries. Torqueedo has
the Pro Charging System's exclusive
DeltaVolt® charging technology product.
Elco offers Victron batteries and the
NOCO 3-Bank 30 Amp On-Board
Battery Charger. When you review the
features of the Gen 3 charger, it provides
a great checklist when shopping for any
charger for today's batteries:
* A 3-bank, 30 amp
(10 amps per bank)
* Charges starter and deep-cycle
batteries up to 230Ah
* 100% sealed and waterproof design
rated at IP68
* Spark-proof (ignition protection)
technology and reverse polarity
protection
* Provides full-charge output even with
low-line voltages
* Built-in battery desulfator to recover
worn-out batteries
* Charges twice as fast as most marine
battery chargers
* Saltwater-tested to combat corrosion

Canadian Electric Boat Company

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2020

At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
The Port Hole: June 2020
Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 4
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 8
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 12
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 13
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - The Port Hole: June 2020
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
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