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pianotuna

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Posted: 12/27/21 10:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Folks,

This is why Li batteries are not a good fit for me.

https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/sk-32_metric_e.html

-40 on Wednesday night.


Regards, Don
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Posted: 12/27/21 10:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can keep that garbage, southern AZ for winter is just fine for roughing it conditions. [emoticon]


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Posted: 12/27/21 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is mighty cold camping even for a caveman such as I! lol


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Posted: 12/27/21 11:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Living in an RV in that kind of cold wouldn't be a good fit for me. My furnace would be running 24/7.

* This post was edited 12/27/21 02:05pm by 2oldman *

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Posted: 12/27/21 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could use a battery wrap heater on a car battery in that kind of weather. I wouldn't be getting lithium battery's either, we do cold camping here in Colorado and my battery's stay on the camper tongue of the trailer year round.

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That problem might be relatively easy to resolve (for some like me) by mounting the battery inside an interior cabinet and repurposing the battery box for storage - just saying

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It got down to 5 degrees Fahrenheit last night and I'm charging my El-cheapo lifepo4 now at 20 amps..But I keep them under the dinette seat with the door open and an indoor outdoor thermometer laying next to my two batteries,so I can monitor the temp from in the house...

I couldn't replace my truck camper battery with a Lifepo4 unless I moved it inside or put heat to it...The going price for a cheap 100ah lifepo4 battery on Amazon is $319 with a couple just under 300...


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Hey Don, yes it was a bit chilly in Regina today.

Here in Calgary it was minus 34 and the wind chill was minus 47.

We had to go out to run a few errands, I zipped up my sweater for the occasion! Still wore my runners though. I'll wait for it to get cold to put my boots on.

We Canucks know what winter is! [emoticon]


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wa8yxm

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Now it's +33F where I am (about +1/2 c)

I've been out in -40 c/f a few times

But frankly -30C.. there is cold, colder and that is WAY TOO COLD .


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pianotuna

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I'm just sorry I'm not there to break my personal best for cold--which is -37 c (-34 f).

It will be a good torture test for the SiO2 battery on the generator.

I can heat 100% electrically at -37. Not so sure about -40 though.

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