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I was using the 16volt xps 1600 which worked great but weighs 46lbs...so trying to be slick I bought a brand new go lithium that only weighs 8lbs!!

I bought it 3 months ago and checked the charge every week and she was always about full charge..glowed green at night which meant she is fully charged

my first time out this weekend in Georgia it really cranked slow..the guage showed 16.5 volts but under a load cranking it went down to a couple volts.i threw the charger on it and it showed 80 to 90 percent. turned it over again at 100 percent and it would barely turn the car over.
threw my old 46lb xps back in her and cranked beautifully the whole weekend.

waste of 1000.00 bucks right there
 
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That sure stinks.


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Nothing wrong with the battery. Lithium doesn't work well in the cold. This is why they don't list the Cold Cranking Amps on Lithium batteries.

Best way to solve this issue is to turn water pump and fan on prior to starting for a few minutes to get the juices flowing.

Craziest thing ever. The more you try to crank on it, the stronger it will get. Just don't panic. Has nothing to do with the charge.

I'd say this starts to become issue in the 40-50 degree range, but we run them and get thru it.
 
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I'd say this starts to become issue in the 40-50 degree range, but we run them and get thru it.

it was 30 something degrees in Georgia at night and maybe mid 50 the day I tried to use it.
 
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For a GRAND there shouldn’t be any issues....
 
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Whomp and I agree...my thousand dollar lithium did not last long and was always a lil wuss in the cold...

Scott is right! If I ran the fan for a minute the battery was better in the cold mornings.

The battery ultimately was not warranted by the manufacturer and they wont get a dime more of money! There has to be something better?
 
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Nothing wrong with the battery. Lithium doesn't work well in the cold. This is why they don't list the Cold Cranking Amps on Lithium batteries.

Best way to solve this issue is to turn water pump and fan on prior to starting for a few minutes to get the juices flowing.

Craziest thing ever. The more you try to crank on it, the stronger it will get. Just don't panic. Has nothing to do with the charge.

I'd say this starts to become issue in the 40-50 degree range, but we run them and get thru it.

x2 only first start of day also.i used a 12 jump start to get rolling then good after that,warm weather no issue.best thing ever i wound up with 2 batteries(go lithium) wow this thing cranks now hot or cold.the guy that owns golthium is top notch bye the way


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Nothing wrong with the battery. Lithium doesn't work well in the cold. This is why they don't list the Cold Cranking Amps on Lithium batteries.

Best way to solve this issue is to turn water pump and fan on prior to starting for a few minutes to get the juices flowing.

Craziest thing ever. The more you try to crank on it, the stronger it will get. Just don't panic. Has nothing to do with the charge.

I'd say this starts to become issue in the 40-50 degree range, but we run them and get thru it.


yep and usually only the first start of the day... I had a spare so I put them both on the car and never spins slow now...I use a different brand also


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I wonder why the tech guys at go lithium didn't say anything about this?
if they know this as a characteristic of these lithium batteries they should tell you so your prepared for that issue
when I called they had no clue
 
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the owner knows for sure,a couple of years ago his house and shop lost power.he said it got to 40 below and batteries still read 16 but didnt have enough amps to start a lawnmower.it is a lithium characteristic not just go lithium.when i first built this t/d setup i changed starters ran grounds and ect lol


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Thermal Runaway...
 
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So, is it the Battery itself that needs to keep warm? If so you could us something like a heating pad to get the battery up to it’s liking temperature wise.


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I had go lithium wouldn’t start my car he said I need two so I bought another. Was better but not as good as the lite xs I had. Would only start once or twice and I was losing faith in it. Tried a Braille and just one works better then the two Go lithium’s. Don’t waist your time or money on them get a Braille and be done.


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Braille in mine with zero issues
 
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started mine today firt time since january,started and spun fine.and its cold outside oh to each his own


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I have 2 brands at home over the last 10 years...both chit including the chargers totaling over 2000 bucks...

Hit and miss at best...I will carry the heavy batteries.

Cant see spending the coin again...
 
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sounds like a 50/50 shot...rustys works,mine dosent.fml
 
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I have 2 brands at home over the last 10 years...both chit including the chargers totaling over 2000 bucks...

Hit and miss at best...I will carry the heavy batteries.

Cant see spending the coin again...


And the heavies have never failed have they?
 
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I have 2 brands at home over the last 10 years...both chit including the chargers totaling over 2000 bucks...

Hit and miss at best...I will carry the heavy batteries.

Cant see spending the coin again...


And the heavies have never failed have they?
They all will fail....but they ain’t all $1000...
 
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