Please Read this Article if you are interested in installing one of these but have questions BEFORE you call or email me to ask your questions. If you still have questions I will be glad to answer them AFTER you have read this article:
Lithium batteries are the wave of the future in every way. In our Vanagon Westfalia and other small campers they offer lots of benefits and few drawbacks. This battery will fit in the battery box under the driver's seat in either the Westfalia Vanagon or stock Vanagon. They can be used in any Camper no matter what year. However you will also want to buy a charger that can properly charge them to get the most life and reliability out of them. See our BCDC1225D charger for the correct charger for this battery. If you use your Vanagon camper or Westy in the way most folks do, you usually use your battery system for a few days here and there. Unless you have your van plugged into a charger between trips, you can find your house battery dead and damaged when you are ready to use it. The lithium battery holds its charge without being plugged into a charger for long periods of time. It isn't damaged if it is accidentally drained down to nothing, and can be quickly recharged to full capacity. Pros: 95 percent rated amp hour usage! Get almost the full rated use out of your battery without damaging it unlike lead acide which will become damaged if you use them below 50% their rating. No memory for charging! Recharge to any level without damaging the battery. Charge to full capacity in just a couple of hours! Lead acid can take a couple of days to return to full capacity without getting damaged. Lightweight! Smart battery with BMS (will prevent you from hooking it up wrong or damaging it in most cases). Extended battery life (up to 10 times the life of a typical lead acid battery). Charge loss when not actively being charged is very low (3 % per month versus 30% per month with lead acid). Built to with safety in mind, no fires or explosions due to battery thermal runaway. 5 year warranty! Cons: Can't charge below freezing. Price. (However if it is lasting 10 times longer, this would actually be cheaper or the same cost over time). Shipping: Shipping is only available to the continental US. Shipping is $75 flat rate for either one or two of these batteries. They are considered a Hazardous Material and so shipping them has to go ground and is complicated. That is why it cost so much. Please ignore all other shipping methods and choose Flat Rate for your shipping. No the USPS $7 shipping is an error and not real so please don't choose it! Also I can't sell these outside of the continental USA so if you are reading this from another country, or PR, AK, or HI, I am sorry but I can't ship this to you.