Unlike lead-acid and AGM 12v lifepo4 battery, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) is the preferred drop-in replacement for a wide range of recreational, commercial, and marine power applications. This battery technology is designed to offer significant advantages including higher recharge and discharge efficiency, temperature protection, and a longer life cycle.
Using LiFePO4 chemistry, our marine batteries provide the maximum stability, fast charging, reduced weight, constant voltage, and increased cycle life to ensure safe, worry-free operation. Our LiFePO4 batteries also include a battery management system that ensures that each cell in the battery is performing optimally, preventing overcharging or undercharging, overheating, and short circuits.
With a specific energy of 150 Wh/kg, compared to 30-40Wh/kg for conventional lead acid deep cycle batteries, our lithium batteries are incredibly lightweight. They weigh less than a 60lb lead acid battery and will fit into spaces where an SLA would be too heavy to work with.
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In addition to weighing less, lithium batteries do not require venting of gases and do not have the potential for them to leak. However, it is still important to keep them away from sharp objects and in a safe, vented location.
A great 12v lithium battery is a lifesaver in many situations. If you have a campervan, RV or off-grid site and need to be able to run some devices on battery power, it’s worth the extra money. But be sure to keep in mind that the price tag will definitely be higher than a traditional AGM or SLA battery.