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  • Arndt

    February 2, 2024 at 09:59

    Hi Emily, not sure if you found your way already. first of all, right decision to convert a Crafter (or like me a Sprinter) and make it your home. I had the same concerns but at the end decided to take LiFePO batterie because the power at the end it’s cheaper 🙂 1) you can use nearly 100% of the capacity of the Li batt., AGM only 50% because otherwise it will destroy the batt if you use more of its capacity. 2) AGM lifespan is about 3-5 years, Li about 10 years. So worst case you need 3 AGM batteries over the lifetime of a Li. Last but not least: 3) weight. I had to calculate quite precisely what materials and what elements I like to build into my Sprinter. AGM batteries are much heavier than Li. At the end my chioce was a 150 Li and haven’t regret so far.