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Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session , a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you’re a newbie who’s never plugged in a shore power cord (or ask – what’s a shore power cord?), or wonder why your daughter’s hair dryer keeps tripping the circuit breaker, this column is for you. Send your questions to Mike Sokol at mike (at) noshockzone.org with the subject line – JAM. Dear Mike, I noticed something on your Facebook Group last week about Lithium batteries not really being a direct replacement for my old batteries. “Beware of ‘plug and play’ lithiums – you may not get their full capabilities without additional changes to your system…” So what’s the scoop? Can I just drop in a new Lithium battery or not? After all, that’s a lot of money to goof up. —Kevin J. Dear Kevin, This is something I’ve been studying for the last year or so, and I’ve reached a few conclusions. First of all let me say that this group posting was done by one of my very sharp moderators in the RVelectricity group. So I would like to thank moderator Mike Ehlert for posting this screenshot from the Lion Battery website and starting this discussion. And you can read the full thread of this Facebook Group discussion HERE , including the response from Lion Energy. No, you don’t have to join Facebook to read this discussion, but you will need to join if you want to […]