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Which 16 V lithium batteries are you guys running and which ones do you suggest? Thanks in advance
 
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You will hear a lot of opinions on different brands. We run the Altronics. As far as I know they are the only ones to offer a 4 year full replacement warranty. Use promo code BFDRR20 to save 15 percent through cyber Monday.

We've used them since 2015 with alternators. Double Entry no issue. I'd recommend the larger charger for fast full charge turnaround.

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I'm not and none but I can tell you that Peter Biondo runs Altronics too.
 
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go lithium for the win


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I use and sell the Altronics batteries.

Mine is from 2015 and still works exactly the same as it did 5 years ago. Charges in 12 to 15 minutes. I can turn the battery off with a switch on the top, for up to 3 months without losing any voltage.

Contact me for pricing.



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Do you need 2 of the Altronics batteries with a alternator or one? I run one XS D1600 with a alternator now and have no trouble doubling but I do stress a little when they start turning us around really quickly in later rounds if still in with both entries.
 
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one, besides Peter, his friend and mine runs one Altronics Pro Series lithium with an alternator and no issues. My dragster may have one for next season too.
 
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Any drawbacks/negatives other than cost when going 16 V lithium?
 
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Cold starts, bumping engine over and the occasional fire Shake head
 
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I used the go lithium in 2020 in my blower car...good results so far.

I had the altronics...bought in 2015...done in 2 years no warranty back then...small charger took a crap too inside of 2 years. Was told could last up to 10 years...it didn't. The older battery from altronics did not have the features the batteries they sell today do. I spent alot of money on this for a short life IMO.

Used my 1st lithium batteries from Batteries R US in a race car as far back as 2009, spent alot of money on it back then to only last 1 year...the lithiums are better today for sure.
 
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Very happy with my 2 go lithiums


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Only 1 battery necessary. It seems the new cells handle the cold weather better than the old ones as we had some cold weather at the end of the year and didn't experience the slow cold cranking that we did with the first batteries.
 
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Any drawbacks/negatives other than cost when going 16 V lithium?


I believe most 16 volt batteries have more voltage but less cold cranking amps. The lithium batteries appear to be worse. If I GoLithium I will run 2 of them and alternator. Some of the early lithium batteries had problems like fires and did not last long. Seems like the GoLithium is the one I would go with. Never heard of any problems with the GoLithium.


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do a lot of research , i use braille . cold temps are not a lithiums friend at all . keep a lithium charged up also . drawing them down dead will ruin one and can be the cause of overheating later also . i also keep AGM batteries in the trailer every where i go for a backup .
 
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I use voltphreaks


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do a lot of research , i use braille . cold temps are not a lithiums friend at all . keep a lithium charged up also . drawing them down dead will ruin one and can be the cause of overheating later also . i also keep AGM batteries in the trailer every where i go for a backup .


If you have to keep a backup battery(s) for your lithium one, why would you even buy that to start with? Makes no sense to me...
 
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Had ZERO issues with Go Lithium. We use one in the dragster with a House of Payne adjustable regulator alternator with no issues. These days many if the issues with lithium battery fires are using the wrong chargers or a non regulated alternator. The charge at a much lower voltage than a STD 16v battery


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If you have to keep a backup battery(s) for your lithium one, why would you even buy that to start with? Makes no sense to me...


Dont most folks who travel and race keep a backup battery in their trailer? I know I do for both cars. Never know when you might need it.


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If you have to keep a backup battery(s) for your lithium one, why would you even buy that to start with? Makes no sense to me...


Dont most folks who travel and race keep a backup battery in their trailer? I know I do for both cars. Never know when you might need it.


A race car certain provides a less than optimal environment for a battery but, and as with anything, normal maintenance and or replacement certainly reduces battery failures. Normally batteries just don't die all of a sudden, they give you a warning. (Maybe not lithium's) I use a small 12v battery in the front of my dragster therefore the cables to the starter & ground are much longer than normal. This deal starts a 632 CID motor for 3 years with no issues. I know one thing for sure, I can't carry spares for every dam part on the car so things like car batteries that can be purchased locally that provide reliable service are not on my spares list. I also have a second battery mount to accept a normal size car battery just in case. As far as keeping a spare battery in your trailer goes, if you got a pink elephant for a battery, I guess you have no choice, but otherwise it doesn't make much sense to me.
 
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f you have to keep a backup battery(s) for your lithium one, why would you even buy that to start with? Makes no sense to me...


no sense is not having spare parts and traveling hours to race .... or having to find a source and waste time . why haul around a extra mount ...lmao
 
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