Have you ever been hassled by your boat’s battery? Perhaps it has failed to start, it lost power while you are still in your boat, or it is slowing down your boat. Even if you have not experienced those inconveniences yet, it may be best to consider a better marine trolling battery, preferably lithium like LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate). It will reduce the weight on your boat, save you money and time in the long run, and ensure your safety while you’re on the water.
The right marine trolling battery will enhance your experience, whether you are a casual angler or an avid fisherman. Here are more reasons why you should consider LiFePO4 for your boat:
You want to travel faster
Traditional marine trolling motor batteries are heavy and can weigh down your boat, causing it to slow down and unable to run at optimal speeds. Lithium batteries weigh up to 70 percent less than a lead-acid battery, so that means shedding off 170 to 225 lbs., by simply upgrading to them. Lightweight batteries can also help your boat sit high in the water column, so you can tread shallow waters.
More hours on the water
Lithium batteries are the best for your marine trolling motor if you like to spend a lot of time fishing. Their capacity is 25 to 50 percent higher than lead acid, which means up to twice as many hours of power. A LiFePO4 battery won’t leave you guessing how much power is left, too, as it comes with a LED charge indicator on top, so it is easy to see. The battery is also known to deliver consistent voltage.
Enhance your safety
LiFePO4 batteries have a battery management system to protect them from short-circuits, overcharging and over-discharging, and reverse polarity. Moreover, there is built-in safety protection against thermal shock and penetration, to prevent it from exploding or catching fire.