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I have two Backwoods 100ah LiFePO4 batteries from Backwoods Lithium, use them for various tasks including powering my ice shack, 2nd season just past for one of them, the other is a 6 months old. I have pretty good knowledge in LFP products, been using LFP batteries since before anyone really knew they existed, 12 years or so now, probably 3 or 4 different brands.. Backwoods at about 1/2 the cost of Dakota Lithium's, with pretty well the same specs and even the same cases and handles but just a different color as the Dakota
product, you can almost buy two for the price of one Dakota............I am way ahead of the game and don't care about the so called 11 year warranty, you certainly pay for it. Read the fine print on the Dakota warranty!!!!!. When I bought my first Backwoods battery just over two years ago.........without saying exactly so, they pretty well said it's a Dakota in a Backwoods case. As far as chargers go, I use Noco Genius 10's, I also have Renogy battery capacity meters on my power centers. Nothing but great things to say about Backwoods, the company and the product.

I am also very fond of Amped Outdoors LFP product, I have several of their batteries too and I also supply them for customers who want a battery along with any of the power boxes I build and sell, I estimate I've probably supplied 60+ Amped batteries in the last year, in 12, 18 and 30ah, not one bad report or negative comment about them, great company and product.

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Anyone run a lithium deep cycle trolling motor battery and have some reviews on run-time, charge time etc.? I see Dakota has a 54AH one for around that $600 mark, the deep cycle regular one i have now works fine but with the weight of it, I'm leaning more to one of the lithium ones even at the advanced cost just for the convenience and weight savings. Running an older (2000s) Minn-kota 55lb thrust trolling motor on a Lund SSV 16 Tiller

The 54ah LFP would have about the same run time as one of the better quality group 27 or group 31 lead acid deep cycles, those are usually rated at about 90 to 110 ah. Remember you'd need a LFP specific battery charger as well. Hard to give an opinion on specific run time as it totally depends on how one uses the electric motor, how long at what setting, etc..
 

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I just pulled the trigger on a Backwoods in house 105Ah for $799. Not that much more than the 54Ah Dakota. With charger shipping and tax the damage was $930 CDN. I spent time searching several brands and I had a lengthy conversation with the owner about the construction and warranty. (also check availability)
Fantastic choice........you'll be nothing but totally pleased! What's your intended purpose for the battery? What charger did you buy?
 
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