Frequently Asked Questions
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Abyss Battery® offers Rhodan and Minn Kota trolling motor installation services with your purchase of a battery. Call (855)-719-1727 or email: email@example.com for a free quote or to schedule a date for your installation.
Abyss Battery® offers a 30-day satisfaction money back guarantee. If our battery does not perform to your expectation, we will refund you for your order no questions asked. However, You will be required to pay for shipping and handling cost inquired.
FedEx and UPS require you to be Hazmat trained and certified for shipping lithium ion batteries. If you do not have an open and active Hazmat account you will not be allowed to ship us your batteries with these carriers. Abyss Battery® will be required to arrange an LTL Freight shipment to return your batteries to us. The cost for these freight charges will be applied to a new invoice.
Our lithium batteries can last anywhere from 5-10+ years depending on how you use and discharge your battery. Depth of discharge is how much power you consume out of the battery every time you use it. Laboratory data supports that:
@ 100% depth of discharge 2,000-2,500 Life cycles
@ 80% depth of discharge 4,000-5,000 Life cycles.
@ 50% depth of discharge 6,000-6,500 Life cycles.
@ 30% depth of discharge 9,000-9,700
Our batteries allow for versatile charging and can be charged more than one way. For our 24V and 36V Trolling motor batteries the Power-pole® Charge is an excellent option for guides and tournament anglers. Stealth charging systems are also compatible and work with our batteries, however you do need a 24V or a 36V charger to charge these specific batteries.
Our 12V lithium batteries can be charged from a Alternator. Most factory alternators will sufficiently charge your batteries and will not require any changes if your alternator output is under 80A.
Most inverters work with our batteries. Select to AGM for the closest setting to lithium or have a custom voltage setting that can be programmed to optimize your lithium battery. Non lithium chargers should be used in the AGM setting. Bulk and absorption should be set between 14.4V and 14.6V. The float should be set to 13.6V.
Our batteries allow you to use a standard battery charger, although a standard charger may not fully charge our lithium battery and you would not be able experience the battery at full capacity.
Our LiFePO4 batteries feature M6, M8 or M10 terminals. These types of terminals are insert terminals, and come with bolts. The terminal and bolt sizes are metric and the numerical signifier is the dimension in mm. For example, the M8 terminal is 8mm in diameter. The bolts have coarse threads (1.25tpi). Longer bolts, if needed, can be found at most hardware stores.
Abyss Batteries can be mounted in any orientation as long as the terminals are protected with a rubber terminal boot. Be sure that your desired mounting position is free from metal objects and obstructions that could potentially fall onto or pierce the battery pack.
Phosphate-based batteries offer superior chemical and mechanical structure that does not overheat to unsafe levels. Thus, providing an increase in safety over lithium-ion batteries made with other cathode materials. This is because the charged and uncharged states of LiFePO4 are physically similar and highly robust, which lets the ions remain stable during the oxygen flux that happens alongside charge cycles or possible malfunctions. Overall, the iron phosphate-oxide bond is stronger than the cobalt-oxide bond, so when the battery is overcharged or subject to physical damage then the phosphate-oxide bond remains structurally stable; whereas in other lithium chemistries the bonds begin breaking down and releasing excessive heat, which eventually leads to thermal Runaway. Lithium phosphate cells are incombustible, which is an important feature in the event of mishandling during charging or discharging. They can also withstand harsh conditions, be it freezing cold, scorching heat or rough terrain. When subjected to hazardous events, such as collision or short-circuiting, they won’t explode or catch fire, significantly reducing any chance of harm. If you’re selecting a lithium battery and anticipate use in hazardous or unstable environments, LiFePO4 is likely your best choice. It’s also worth mentioning, LiFePO4 batteries are non-toxic, non-contaminating and contain no rare earth metals, making them an environmentally conscious choice.
Parallel connections involve connecting 2 or more batteries together to increase the capacity of the battery bank. In this case, the positive terminals are connected together and the negative terminals are connected together of all the batteries until you reach your desired capacity. Series connections involve connecting 2 or more batteries together to increase the voltage of the battery system. The positive of one battery is connected to the negative of another until the desired voltage is achieved. For example, if you connect 2 x 12V batteries in series, the battery system will be 24V.
You should not have to wake up your Battery when it dies if you are using one our lithium battery chargers. We highly recommend using a Lithium Battery Charger.
Here is the easy two step process to wake up your battery.
Step 1: In the case that your battery will not wake up, what you need to do is disconnect everything from your battery.
Step 2: From here only connect your charger leads back to the battery and plug in it to charge.
Step 3: After your battery has recharged for a few hours you may reconnect everything back to your battery and proceed using it normally.
Abyss Battery® Marine Lithium Battery Chargers are specifically designed for our batteries and have a pulse wake-up feature mode to wake up your battery automatically if you totally drain your battery.
Many trolling motors can be used with 4 gauge wire, however the length of wire you need and the amperage of your motor can alter the size of wire you need. For example, if you need a longer length of wire, you’ll likely need a lower gauge and therefore thicker wire. We recommend using 6 gauge wire for installations that require 25ft' or more of length. Your trolling motor manufacturer should recommend the ideal awg size to use with your particular trolling motor.
Circuit breakers tend to be categorized according to the capacity of the trolling motor installed in your boat. For example, if your trolling motor draws a maximum current of 60 amperes, then you can install a 60 amp circuit breaker for trolling motors. Some of the distinguishing factors you need to consider before buying a circuit breaker for your motor include:
-The motor thrust or model
-The maximum ampere draw for your motor
-The VDC capacity
-The length of the wire extension
50 Amp Circuit Breaker for Trolling Motor:
A 50 amp circuit breaker can be used for many different types of trolling motors. There are 4 different types of 50 amp circuit breakers available. These include:
50 Amp Circuit Breaker(12 VDC) – This circuit breaker can be used for 30 lb., 40 lb., and 45 lb. trolling motors. The maximum ampere draw for these motors is 30 amperes and 42 amperes.
50 Amp Circuit Breaker (24 VDC) –This circuit breaker can be used for a 70 lb. trolling motor. The maximum ampere draw for this motor is 42 amperes.
50 Amp Circuit Breaker (36 VDC) –This circuit breaker can be used for a 101 lb. trolling motor. The maximum ampere draw for this motor is 46 amperes.
50 Amp Circuit Breaker (48 VDC) –This circuit breaker can be used for an E-Drive motor. The maximum ampere draw for these motors is 40 amperes.
60 Amp Circuit Breaker for Trolling Motor:
Like the 50 amp circuit breaker, there are many different kinds of 60 amp circuit breakers available as well. These include:
60 Amp Circuit Breaker (12 VDC) – This circuit breaker can be used for 50 lb. and 55 lb. trolling motors. The maximum ampere draw for these motors is 50 amperes.
60 Amp Circuit Breaker (24 VDC) –This circuit breaker can be used for a 80 lb. trolling motor. The maximum ampere draw for this motor is 56 amperes.
60 Amp Circuit Breaker (36 VDC) –This circuit breaker can be used for an Engine Mount 101 trolling motor, as well as a 112lb. trolling motor. The maximum ampere draw for these motors is 50 amperes and 52 amperes.
2 x 60 Amp Circuit Breaker (24 VDC) – This type involves 2 circuit breakers that can be used for an Engine Mount 160 motor. The maximum ampere draw for this motor is 116 amperes. Together, the circuit breakers provide a capacity to bear a power surge of 120 amperes. This setup is recommended by the manufacturer of this specific motor.