Backwoods Solar Introduces Eclipse LiFePO4 Batteries

Backwoods Solar Introduces
Eclipse Lithium Batteries

Over a year ago Backwoods Solar Sales Director Brian Betz began a quest to determine if Backwoods Solar could offer a lower priced lithium battery that met the demanding needs of off-grid use. He was looking for ease of install with little to no maintenance. Brian also wanted a battery that provided real time information about battery performance at a glance. We are happy to say that Brian found what he was looking for. And now Backwoods Solar is pleased to introduce the new Eclipse LiFePobatteries to you.
Eclipse Batteries from Backwoods Solar | Off-Grid Battery Solutions
Here is an excerpt from Brian's review of his test batteries:

"BWS had recently started selling the Discover LiFePo4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate, commonly referred to as LiFePo) batteries and I was hoping to find a less expensive alternative to the excellent Discover AES models. In early July I introduced two 48V Eclipse LiFePo batteries into my own off-grid home to give them a thorough test in a real-world application. The Eclipse LiFePo battery is Chinese made and built to the specifications of myself and BWS. BWS is the sole distributor for these batteries. They are not offered through any other channels.

Eclipse 48V100Ah Battery | Off-Grid Battery SolutionsI have two Eclipse 48v-100ah batteries wired in parallel. They are mounted on the wall directly under my inverter/power center. Each has a display that shows volts, amps out, watts out and lifetime kWh. These basic batteries offer no communication beyond the simple meter on each battery, but I can watch the output of each battery and compare that to my inverter meter output as well has my Midnite Whiz Bang battery meter. They are simple to install and operate."

Read Brian's entire review here.

Eclipse LiFePo batteries offer up to 7000 cycles at 50% depth of discharge (DOD) with 80% of original capacity remaining and can handle lower depths of discharge that would damage lead acid batteries. The sophisticated Battery Management System (BMS) works to make charge and discharge rates much more efficient. While lead acid batteries require regular charging to 100% state of charge (SOC), LifePo batteries are more forgiving. It is not always necessary to fully recharge lithium batteries to 100% so generator run times can be significantly reduced. No water to monitor or add, no off-gassing and reduced size and weight make these batteries an ideal energy storage solution for nearly everyone. However, all lithium batteries cannot charge below 32 degrees F or discharge below 0 degrees F, so cold weather applications are out of the question unless the battery is stored and operated in above-freezing (F) temperatures. 

Eclipse LiFePo batteries are available in 12v 100Ah and 400Ah, 24v 200Ah and 48v 100Ah and 200Ah. Eclipse 24v and 48v models come with an LCD battery meter that indicates voltage, current, watts and kWh used for instant feedback of the batteries performance. Eclipse 12v models include a State Of Charge (SOC) LCD display. M8 terminal posts and carry handles help make the Eclipse LiFePo battery easy to use as a  "drop-in" replacement for your old battery bank.

Visit where you can find information for our new Eclipse LiFePo batteries. All models are now available for pre-order. Call Backwoods Solar today at 208-263-4290 to speak with a systems designer and get a quote for the last battery bank you may ever need to purchase.
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Magnum Inverter In The Backwoods Bargain Bin

Here's a terrific deal on one of our most popular off-grid inverters. Backwoods Solar is offering a nearly new Magnum MS4448PAE 4400W 48 Volt Pure Sine Wave inverter/charger at below regular retail. The regular retail price on the Magnum MS 4448PAE is $1,990. Used Magnum MS4448VDCThis Open Box Special is now $1,875. You save $115 on a fully warranted, mint condition inverter/charger. One only at this price.

The MS-PAE 120/240V Series Inverter / Charger from Magnum Energy is a pure sine wave inverter designed specifically for the most demanding off-grid energy applications. The MS-PAE Series is powerful, easy-to-use, and best of all, cost effective. Click here to get detailed information on this popular inverter/charger.

This inverter was temporarily installed when troubleshooting a local off-grid solar electric system. With less than 5 minutes of actual operation, the case shows little sign of mounting. This open box unit comes complete with battery post covers, AC access cover plate, Battery Temp Sensor, two flange nuts for DC terminals, warning label and Owners Installation and Operation manual.

Purchase online here or call Backwoods Solar today at 208-263-4290 to take advantage of this offer

Request A 2020 Planning Guide & Catalog

Our new 2020 Planning Guide/Catalog is free and has the information you need to make smart choices in the design of your renewable energy solution. Click here to request a free catalog today.

You can also download a PDF version here.
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