Any positive feedback on lithium batteries? Just about every site is pretty vague about exactly what and how many are needed.
I would also add Mtech lithium and DakotaThe are great, most of the big guys (in lithium anyways) like Ionic have figured out the BMS to not shut down when being charged by the big motor, not sure how well it would work with a kicker though. The nice thing is that a 50ah lithium is approximately equal to a 100ah lead acid since you can use them further into the discharge cycle. They also hold voltage low as well, so you don't need to turn the power up on your trolling motor throughout the day to keep the same speed.
Personally, I would run them in a heartbeat for my trolling motor. I'd probably run them on my 250 Pro XS since there have been a lot of guys running them in bass boats with that motor. But I would be hesitant on running them on a kicker, though outputting such small amperage if you have graphs running, and a livewell and other stuff, you are probably discharging faster than the kicker can charge, making the BMS shutdown less likely. Also probably wouldn't run them on a Verado with the power steering, if the BMS did go out, you'd lose power and steering which I wouldn't personally appreciate.
I would also probably stick to Ionic or Amped batteries just because they seem to be more boating minded over the others and have a better grasp on the profiles used by most fisherman.
Sorry, should have made that distinction in the last paragraph, that was more aimed at starting batteries. As long as it's a LiFePo4 battery I don't think you can go too wrong with the main vendors for a trolling motor.Mtech does, I thought you were just referencing an overall dedication to angling, not starting batteries
Wow, definitely need to research them more. Didn't know any of that history. Thanks for the information!when I chose Mtech, these were my deciding factors. they have a percentage reader on the battery, if I wanted the bluetooth I could purchase on for under 20 dollars on line ( my tourney partner has the blue tooth and has used it exactly twice in 2 years, both times the batteries were over 75%) and Mtech is an Ohio company who has been in the lithium business for longer than most companies. they started with batteries used in Amish communities and have expanded from there.