Although lacking externally serviceable controls, drop-in RV lithium battery systems are much more user-friendly for DIY installations. Low Temp rated batteries have an internal heating mechanism designed to allow more effective charging in extreme environments.
LiFeBlue lithium RV batteries are considered by shipping companies to be “Dangerous Goods” and require you to be present for delivery. If you need assistance with delivery options, reach out to email@example.com.
Introducing ULTIMUS by LiFeBlue Battery, our next generation battery meaning “beyond the expected”. Ultimus batteries have the most advanced BMS with integrated protections for every condition. The UL1973 endorses our design to provide a safe and long lasting battery. Ultimus models makes installation...
LiFeBlue lithium batteries have integrated controls to automatically protect against overcharging, overly discharging, and frozen charging. This integration makes installation much easier for DIY projects. LifeBlue offers the most comprehensive Bluetooth monitoring showing status, temperature, voltage, current, cycle life, battery health, Faults and...
This is a complete LiFeBlue lithium RV battery base kit with a Victron SmartShunt Bluetooth battery monitor. The monitor is included to provide cumulative battery bank data, compatible with Victron VRM monitoring. LiFeBlue offers the most comprehensive Bluetooth monitoring showing status, temperature, voltage,...
This is a complete LiFeBlue lithium RV battery base kit with a Victron BMV-712 Bluetooth battery monitor. The monitor is included to provide cumulative battery bank data, compatible with Victron VRM monitoring. LiFeBlue offers the most comprehensive Bluetooth monitoring showing status, temperature, voltage,...
This kit is designed to be an add-on to an existing LiFeBlue battery system. LiFeBlue offers the most comprehensive Bluetooth monitoring showing status, temperature, voltage, current, cycle life, battery health, faults and state of charge. These batteries can only be parallel connected due...
Our premium lithium offering, these Victron battery systems can be expanded up to 1650Ah and configured in 12V or 24V systems. Available for custom order only.
Stand alone battery purchases require a VE.Bus BMS, Lynx Smart BMS, or Victron SmallBMS. This battery will not function properly without one of these Battery Management Systems. Features: -Integrated cell balancing -Can be parallel or series connected -Bluetooth app available to monitor cell...
Stand alone battery purchases require a VE.Bus BMS, Lynx Smart BMS, or Victron SmallBMS. This battery will not function properly without one of these BMSs. The delivery of Victron batteries is more complicated than that of our other products. They must be drop-shipped...
Add a Victron Lithium battery to an existing Victron lithium system. Do not mix battery ratings in the same system. Parallel Expansion kits are for 12V battery systems. 24V battery systems can be built from an equal number of Parallel and Series Expansion...
This kit is designed to work with one or two Victron lithium batteries. It does not use a Lynx Distributor to combine batteries. When adding alternator charging or DC distribution, be sure to use kits specifically recommended for Victron lithium batteries. This kit...
This kit is designed to work with 1-4 Victron lithium batteries in 12V, or 2-8 Victron lithium batteries in 24V. It uses a Lynx Distributor to combine and fuse batteries. When adding alternator charging or DC distribution, be sure to use kits specifically...
Which lithium system is best for you?
Lithium batteries power many people's RV life. Consider the following as you make your selection:
How much Amp-hour capacity do you want?
This is usually limited by budget, space constraints and weight limits. Nobody complains about having too much lithium as long as it fits and isn’t making too much of a dent in the budget. AM Solar tech support can give you a recommendation if you need help.
A couple of useful rules of thumb:
-Every 200Ah of lithium capacity will run an air conditioner for about 1 hour.
-An alternator charger will be able to add about 100Ah of energy per hour of drive time.
-It will take about 400W of solar to charge 100Ah of energy in one day.
How much current do you need?
You will need about 100A per 1000W of inverter capacity. In other words, a 3000W inverter may require three or four lithium batteries (depending on the model) to be able to supply its loads. Remember that parallel-connected batteries can provide double the current of a single battery. You will also need to consider the charging current. If you have a Cyrix or relay-based battery combiner, your lithium battery bank will need to be able to handle 150A of charging current.
Will your target amp-hour rating and current limit fit in the battery bay?
We offer a variety of lithium battery brands that come in a variety of sizes. Look at the dimensions closely. Make measurements. Check tongue weight limits. Verify that the RV battery bank current matches what your inverter and loads will draw. The price estimates in the chart below assume that the batteries will fit with no modifications to your rig.
What kind of environment will your batteries be in?
Too cold: If you plan to use your rig in areas where the temperature could drop below freezing make sure you have batteries that have an automatic charge disconnect or a feature that will prevent them from freezing. Putting a charge on lithium batteries that do not have a cold charge disconnect system at temperatures below 0° C can damage the batteries.
Too hot: Heat can be an issue for some lithium batteries. If you camp in hot areas consider how warm your battery bay might get and think about ventilation.
Too dirty: Although batteries are dust and moisture resistant, consider that they are expensive and may last a decade. You might consider a custom battery box.
Do you want Bluetooth monitoring?
Some lithium batteries come with elaborate built-in Bluetooth monitoring systems that can show everything from temperature to state of charge. Other lithium batteries do not come with any form of Bluetooth monitoring but can be paired with external monitors. Bluetooth monitoring is rarely a necessity, but it can make troubleshooting easier.
What kind of company do you want to buy from?
Lithium batteries are a big investment and have the potential to outlast your rig. You may want to expand your system in the future, in which case you would need matching batteries. You may be worried about warranty replacements. You may be worried about obsolescence. You may want something that is the same brand as your other components in your system in case there is a problem and you don’t want tech support to point the finger at “the other guy.”
Does it fit the budget?
A lithium battery is an investment. Perhaps your ideal lithium system ends up being $6,000 but you only have a budget for $2,000 of batteries. If so, let’s talk about AGM. An AGM battery is less expensive than a lithium battery because the material is expensive and hard to come by.
Can I pick up lithium batteries from your shop in Oregon?
The LiFeBlue and Victron Lithium RV batteries we carry are typically drop-shipped (shipped directly from the distributor) and may not available for pickup at all times.
If you are interested in picking up your batteries and other equipment, contact us at (541) 726-1091 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about stock levels. With at least a week of lead-time, we can accommodate most pick-up requests.