Quick update, good news and bad news on the Shorai.
The bad news is the battery can't take the parasitic draw any better than a lead acid battery. I was away for just under 3 weeks and came back to completely dead battery (nothing, not even a faint light some where). I guess I already knew this, but was hoping the lithium based battery would hold up better.
The good news is, unlike most lead acid batteries that would probably be toast (i.e. not re-chargeable) if fully drained to the bone, the Shorai, fired right up with a jump and had enough of a charge with just 45 mins. of driving and idling to fire back up a few hours later.
I really should put it back on a trickle charger, but I drive 80 miles every day at fwy speed and it seems to do the trick for re-charging. Overall, still very pleased with it, just have to remember to disconnect it if I'm gone for more than a week.
Last edited by F1 SML8R; 05-28-2013 at 07:00 PM.