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Forest River to Feature Lithium Cells in Forester, Sunseeker Lines

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Lithium-ion battery leader, RELiON Battery has joined forces with battery converter charger manufacturer Progessive Dynamics and manufacturer Forest River to change the way RVs are powered in Forest River’s Forester/Sunseeker.

The Forester and Sunseeker lineups will now feature lithium batteries, rather than lead-acid cells.

“We are excited to showcase the power of lithium to a new audience,” RELiON CEO Paul Hecimovich said. “We are thrilled to partner with innovators Progressive Dynamics and Forest River to become a name partner in the new Forester/Sunseeker Ford Transit series of RVs and decisively display lithium’s accessibility and low maintenance.”

“We pride ourselves on the quality of our lithium chargers and converters and seek to bring solutions and quality to end users,” Progressive Dynamic’s Michael Walters said. “We believe that this new partnership with RELiON Battery and Forest River will change the way the RV market views lithium.”

Forest River used a single RELiON RB100 lithium-ion deep cycle battery as a comparison with two dual lead acid 100-amp batteries commonly used in their RVs.

They applied electrical loads and simulated higher amp loads like those found in RVs. The test displaying lithium’s benefits led Forest River to install the Progressive Dynamics PD4060LIK converter/charger and the RELiON RB100 lithium battery in their new Forester/Sunseeker Ford Transit series, according to the release.

“We were no strangers to the advantages of lithium technology over lead acid batteries,” said Kary Katzenberger of Forest River. “But seeing the side by side comparison made choosing Progressive Dynamics and RELiON a clear choice for our trusted RVs.”

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