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RVIA Lithium-ion Battery Installation Webinar - July 25, 2017

Join us on July 25 at 2 p.m. EDST for a webinar on "Drop In" Lithium-ion Battery installations presented by industry experts and RVIA members Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, Co-founders of Dragonfly Energy. Register today for this webinar tailored to dealers and those designing or installing lithium batteries in place of lead-cell batteries in towable RVs. This educational training is free and space is limited so reserve your spot today.

Lithium-ion batteries are a newer form of energy storage beginning to take a more mainstream position in the energy storage role over traditional lead acid batteries in the RV industry. There are significant differences between traditional technology and new lithium-ion technology that should be understood before replacing lead acid batteries. While lithium-ion batteries serve as an electrical low-voltage source, that is about the limit of similarities between lithium-ion and lead acid batteries. Please join us on July 25 to discover what makes lithium-ion and lead acid batteries different and why you, as an engineer or OEM, need to understand these differences to ensure safety and overall performance.

The webinar will focus on:

  •  The major types of lithium-ion batteries, their uses, strengths and weaknesses
  • Safety fundamentals regarding battery management systems (BMS)

  (a) Over/Under Voltage Protection

  (b) High Current Protection/Short Circuit Protection

  (c) Low/High Temperature Protection

  (d) Low Temperature Charging Protection

  (e) Cell balancing

  • Examination of common failure modes and controls
  • Standard questions to consider when designing a lithium-ion system
  • Description of the most common type of lithium batteries for drop-in applications
  • Understanding battery discharge performance

  (a) Continuous Discharge 

  (b) Surge Discharge

  (c) Cranking

  (d) Cycle Life 

  (e) Cell Performance

  (f) Pack Performance

Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, Co-Founders of Dragonfly Energy, have been working on mobile and off-grid power projects for over 10 years with a focus on RV OEM aftermarket channels for the last five years. Denis is an industry expert in lithium ion battery science. Sean has an extensive background and knowledge in LiFePO4 batteries, inverters, converters and related components. Dragonfly Energy is a technology company that is focused on reducing the cost of manufacturing lithium-ion batteries, their team is focused on displacing deep cycle lead acid batteries around the globe for 12, 24 and 48 volt applications. 

To register, please click on the following link for registration or copy and paste into your web browser. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rvia-lithium-battery-webinar-registration-35400988309

If you need additional information, please contact Ms. Roxane Tharp at rtharp@rvia.org or at 571-549-9068. Once you have registered, instructions on how to connect to the webinar will be provided.  

Please note that this webinar will be provided on the Standards Department's YouTube Channel for free after July 28.

 

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