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Firefly Oasis AGM carbon foam batteries?
Hello all ... 

I've been pondering my options with respect to replacing the 2 Lifeline GPL-4DA batteries I've got in my 40' 08 Nimbus and I'm looking for any comments on my thought process as well as see if there's anyone with first hand...

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Re: Firefly Oasis AGM carbon foam batteries?
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This is first I've heard of these batteries, which surprises me if they really are as superior as is claimed. I may be overly skeptical, but I tend to steer away from things that seem "too good to be true"--and these batteries appear to be in...

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Firefly was a spinoff from Caterpillar Corp.

Firefly International Energy - History Of Innovation

I have no idea (plus or minus) on how it has worked.


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Re: Firefly Oasis AGM carbon foam batteries?
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You might try (4) Lifeline 6v (or other brand) L16 batteries in the same foot print.

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David ... I'm with you on the skepticism and why I'm reaching out for some first hand info.

Brett, thanks for the link ... I hadn't seen this and it provides a bit more specific information. 

I'm going to spend some time trolling other RV owner...

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Re: Firefly Oasis AGM carbon foam batteries?
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Dan, how much space do you have for batteries?  Vertical height?  There are lots of battery choices.

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Dan, how much space do you have for batteries?  Vertical height?  There are lots of battery choices.

Roger, I've got some room to play with ... my batteries share the compartment...

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Dan, you might be able to get four Fullriver DC400-6 L16 sized batteries in where the two 4Ds are now.
Fullriver Battery DC400-6 Product Information
830 amp hrs total for the four.  123 lb each.  7 yr warranty.

I used Fullriver because of the...

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Re: Firefly Oasis AGM carbon foam batteries?
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The short answer is that they use carbon foam which is carbon "sponge" like material that is almost pure carbon which, being a 'foam' has lots of little pockets in it and as it's stiff makes an excellent separator and insulator between the plates...

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Dan, 

Thanks for bring up the FF battery, had never heard of it.  My coach has two 8G8D house batteries.  I was trying to figure out how  the FF G31 would fit and work in my coach.  Seems like I would need 3 and there is not enough room for 3. ...

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If you want to see an entertaining way of making carbon foam see this guys web channel.  His language can be a little salty at times so lock up the wife and kiddies first.

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