Upgrading the battery system on a boat from traditional lead-acid batteries to lithium-ion batteries, specifically LiFePO4 batteries, offers a number of benefits such as higher energy density, longer lifespan, improved performance, and lower maintenance. However, it’s important to take into account the high self-discharge rate, compatibility with existing systems, and the importance of proper charging and management.
updating the NKE electronic system on a boat may involve replacing old navigation instruments with new ones, which can present challenges with compatibility and communication between different instruments and producers. It may also involve drilling new holes in the hull to accommodate new sensors, and connecting new sensors to the existing NKE bus or other bus systems. It may also require the use of device such as Yacht Devices YDNG-03 to convert NMEA2000 bus information to NMEA0184 bus that can be processed by NKE USB box. This can be a complicated process, but with the right knowledge and tools, it is possible to achieve a functional and updated NKE electronic system on a boat.

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How to choose an alternator to charge lithium batteries (LiFePO4)? [my technical thoughts]

In this blog, I consider the following factors when choosing an alternator to charge LiFePO4 batteries on a boat: Battery bank size: Determine the size of your battery bank and calculate…

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Thoughts on replacing traditional lead-acid batteries with lithium batteries (LiFePO4)

In this blog, I have shared my technical thoughts and considerations on what to take into account when replacing traditional lead-acid batteries with LiFePO4 batteries. I have already discussed in…

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