GoldenMate’s 12V 20Ah LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery Review

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Friday, 2nd Feb, 2024
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In the pursuit of a reliable and efficient power solution for winter warmth, I stumbled upon GoldenMate‘s 12V 20Ah LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery, and it has proven to be effective.

First off, I like electronic gadgets and I like producing my own electrical power. But most residential solar systems are lucky if they can produce 80% of one’s power needs, and if you live in a north climate (like I do), it means you still probably directly heat with oil, gas or use the electrical power grid.

Producing that last 10% to 20% of needed power usually costs as much as the equipment used to produce the first 80%! Therefore I supplement with traditional power.

During the day time, when I have excess solar wattage (solar panels are relatively cheap as compared to the cost of house batteries) I charge up a pair of these little powerhouses.   

Now this fall and winter season they’ve provided an impressive two to three hours of additional evening-time heat using my 12V camper’s space heater!  It’s not a huge difference, but I can say my regular house heater didn’t fire up so quickly in the cold evenings.

I’ve not done the math and I don’t want to do the math. Common sense alone tells me the GoldenMate’s Deep Cycle Batteries (boat, golf cart, camping trailer, and motorhome batteries) saved me money during the winter by working double duty to provide additional heat.  Otherwise, it was just another battery sitting in the garage doing nothing.

It’s amazing how far we’ve come with battery technology. I well remember conventional SLA and lead-acid batteries. GoldenMate’s LiFePO4 battery is a different animal! It actually is PORTABLE powerful performance and has a remarkable 10-year lifespan, supporting over 5000 deep cycles at 100% Depth of Discharge (DOD) and State of Charge (SOC). WOW!

That’s important: Supporting over 5000 deep cycles at 100% Depth of Discharge (DOD) and State of Charge (SOC). At only 2.07 pounds each!, they make a convenient and portable energy source.

If it’s that time to buy new batteries for the toys, know that these have a built-in Smart Battery Management System (BMS), ensuring 100% full protection against overcharge, deep discharge, overloading, overheating, short circuits, and low-temperature cutoff.

With a swift 3.5A quick charge feature and a robust continuous output discharge of up to 20A, GoldenMate’s LiFePO4 battery ensures efficient and powerful performance. Backed by a 5-year warranty and professional technical assistance, this battery stands as a reliable and durable choice for those seeking a long-lasting, safe, and environmentally friendly power solution.

I’m thinking of making a small caddie for the two batteries. Come June I’ll hook them to a trolling motor and pop them in and out of the boat at will. They weigh less than the trolling motor! And when we head to the Chip for the Sturgis Rally, the batteries will power the electric golf cart! These little guys are going to work all year around for me.

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https://goldenmateenergy.com/products/12v-20ah-lifepo4-lithium-battery   (Use the Discount Code of ‘STURGIS’ to get 15% off!)

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