Battery Equivalents and Replacements

Best 12V, 24V, 36V, and 48V Lithium Deep Cycle Battery For a Power Inverter

Power inverters convert DC power from the batteries into DC/AC power, allowing the users to use home appliances, tools, and other AC devices when AC power is not present during emergencies, blackouts, or simply while being off the grid.

Lithium deep cycle batteries are almost ideal battery type for such application since they tolerate deep discharge applications, support a large number of charging/discharging cycles, are lightweight, can be easily recharged, etc.

Published: September 17, 2021.

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Lithium Inverter Batteries

Lithium inverter batteries have a nominal voltage of 12V, 24V, 36V, and 48V, with the most popular being 12V deep cycle lithium batteries.

When looking for the "best" battery, it is important to know few things about the power inverters themselves, including:

- nominal input voltage: input voltage is usually 12V, 24V, 36V, and 48V, although there are power inverters with even higher input voltages,

- nominal output power is given in Watts and it is the maximum output power that the power inverter can provide continuously,

- maximum output power is given in Watts and it is the maximum output power that the power inverter can provide for short periods of time (seconds, for example),

- energy efficiency: power inverters are not ideal electronic devices and some energy during conversion is lost in the form of heat. Good power inverters feature energy efficiency up to 90%, although just to be safe, when crunching numbers, use 80% efficiency at most.

There are other very important features of the modern power inverters, but when looking for the best lithium power inverter batteries, these power inverter features are the most important ones.

Deep cycle lithium batteries are mostly Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries with built-in Battery Management Systems (BMS), protecting the batteries from unwanted events like high/low voltage, high/low temperature, short circuit, and similar.

When looking for the "best" battery, it is important to check few details first, including:

- nominal and actual voltage: nominal voltage of the 4-cell LiFePO4 batteries is 12V, and the actual voltage is 12.8 volts. Similarly, 8-cell LiFePO4 batteries feature a nominal voltage of 24V and an actual voltage of 25.6 volts, etc.

When being discharged, lithium batteries hold their output voltage most of the time around 12.0 - 12.8 volts (or 24.0 - 25.6 volts), with some models providing 12+ (24+) volts at least 90% of their discharge time, unlike lead-acid batteries which quickly drop below 12V (or 24V, 36V, 48V, depending on the battery setup).

- when being discharged with strong currents, lithium batteries capacity is not decreased like the capacity of lead-acid batteries.

- maximum continuous discharge current of the deep cycle lithium batteries is limited by the BMS and is usually around 1.0C.

- maximum surge discharge current of the deep cycle lithium batteries is limited by the BMS and is very often around 2C for few seconds, after which the BMS disconnects the battery unless the discharge current is decreased.

- connecting in series and parallel: lithium batteries can be connected in series and parallel only if it is explicitly allowed by their manufacturer. Even then, the batteries should be connected as recommended by the manufacturer.

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12V Lithium Deep Cycle Inverter Batteries

The following chart lists some of the most popular 12V lithium batteries with their most important features and specifications:

Model Battery Type
Chemistry
Group Size
Capacity (Ah)
Discharge Currents Parallel / Series Connections Weight (lbs/kg)
Aicipow PDAC-12100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
26 lbs; 11.8 kg
Aicipow PDAC-12200 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
58 lbs; 26.3 kg
AIMS Power LFP12V50A Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
50A cont.
100A 10s
? 17.75 lbs; 8.04 kg
AIMS Power LFP12V100A Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
200A 10s
? 30.2 lbs; 13.7 kg
AIMS Power LFP12V200A Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
160A cont.
350A 10s
? 77 lbs; 34.9 kg
AIMS Power LFP12V50B Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
50A cont.
100A 10s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
15.5 lbs; 7.0 kg
AIMS Power LFP12V100B Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
200A 10s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
28.5 lbs; 12.9 kg
AIMS Power LFP12V200B Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
200A cont.
400A 10s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
62 lbs; 28.1 kg
Ampere 12V 50Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
50A cont.
100A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
14.3 lbs; 6.5 kg
Ampere 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
280A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
24.25 lbs; 11 kg
Ampere 12V 200Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
200A cont.
400A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
52.3 lbs; 23.7 kg
Ampere 12V 300Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (8D)
300
200A cont.
400A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
63 lbs; 28.54 kg
Ampere 12V 400Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
8D
400
250A  cont.
750A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
86.2 lbs; 39.1 kg
Banshee LFP-31M Dual Purpose
LiFePO4
31
100
1200 CCA P: ?
S: up to 4
24.2 lbs; 11 kg
Battle Born BB5012 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
60A cont.
100A 30s
P: yes
S: up to 4
17.6 lbs; ~8.0 kg
Battle Born BB10012 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
200A 30s
P: yes
S: up to 4
29 lbs; 13.2 kg
Battle Born BBGC2 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
GC2
100
100A cont.
200A 30s
P: yes
S: up to 4
31 lbs; 14 kg
Bioenno Power BLF-12100WS Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
200A 5s
(not recommended) 28.1 lbs; 12.8 kg
Chins 12V50Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
50A cont.
150A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
13.8 lbs; 6.3 kg
Chins 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
300A 5s.
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
23.9 lbs; 10.8 kg
Chins 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
200A cont.
600A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
49.4 lbs; 22.4 kg
Chins 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
300
200A cont.
600A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
67.3 lbs; 30.5 kg
Chins 12V400Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
400
250A cont.
750A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
86.4 lbs; 39.2 kg
Eastup 1250750 Dual Purpose
LiFePO4
34R/97R
50
750 CCA
930 MCA
? 15.43 lbs; ~7.0 kg
Eastup 12751000 Dual Purpose
LiFePO4
94R
75
1000 CCA ? 18.5 lbs; 8.4 kg
Eco-Worthy 12V50Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
60A cont. P: unlimited
S: up to 4 
11.9 lbs; 5.4 kg
Eco-Worthy 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
34
100
- P: up to 4
S: up to 4
23 lbs; 10.4 kg
Eco-Worthy 12V150Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4 
31
150
150A cont. P: unlimited
S: up to 4 
36.7 lbs; 16.6 kg
Eco-Worthy 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
200
120A cont. P: unlimited
S: up to 4
52.9 lbs; 24 kg
ExpertPower EP1250 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
50A cont.
100A 10s
? 13 lbs; 5.9 kg
ExpertPower EP12100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
200A 2s
? 22.6 lbs; 10.3 kg
ExpertPower EP12200 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
150A cont.
200A 3s
? 48.3 lbs; 21.9 kg
GLI GLIBATT12050 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
26
50
50A cont.
500A 5s(?)
P: yes
S: up to 4
12 pounds; 5.5 kg
GreenLiFE GL50-50AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
21
50
50A cont. Yes 15 lbs; 6.8 kg
GreenLiFE GL80-80AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
27
80
80A cont. Yes 28 lbs; 12.8 kg
GreenLiFE GL100-100AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
1000A 5s
Yes 31 lbs; 14 kg
GreenLiFE GL260-260AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
8D
260
100A cont.
2600A 5A
Yes 80 lbs; 36.24 kg
JITA 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
23.8 lbs; 10.8 kg
JITA 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
200A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
48.9 lbs; 22.2 kg
JITA 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
300
200A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
59.5 lbs; 27 kg
JITA 12V400Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D(6D)
400
200A cont.
400A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
83.7 lbs; 37.9 kg
Kunmo LF-12100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
75
100
100A cont. ? 25.3 lbs; 11.5 kg
Lossigy 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
100
50A cont. P: up to 10
S: up to 4
23.8 lbs; 10.8 kg
Lossigy 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D
200
100A cont. P: no limit (10?)
S: up to 4
46 lbs; 20.9 kg
Lossigy 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
300
200A cont. P: up to 10
S: up to 4
72 lbs; 32.6 kg
Lossigy 12V400Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
400
200A cont. P: up to 10
S: up to 4
95 lbs; 43 kg
Mighty Max ML100-12LI Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
30H
100
100A cont.
200A 15s
P: up to 4
S: not allowed
29.54 lbs; 13.4 kg
Mighty Max ML4D-LI Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
- P: up to 4
S: not allowed
48 lbs; 21.8 kg
PacPow 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
300A 10s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
27.56 lbs; 12.5 kg
Pionergy 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
200A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
46.1 lbs; 20.9 kg
Pionergy 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4 
4D (6D)
300
200A cont. P: up to 2
S: up to 4
71.2 lbs; 32.3 kg
Power Queen 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
25.25 lbs; 11.0 kg
Power Queen 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
48.28 lbs; 21.9 kg
Power Queen 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
300
200A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
62.8 lbs; 28.5 kg
Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-50 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50
50A cont. P: yes
S: not allowed
14.77 lbs; 6.7 kg
Renogy RBT100LFP12S-G1 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
100
100A cont. P: yes
S: not allowed
26 lbs; 11.8 kg
Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-170 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
170
125A cont. ? 46.3 lbs; 20.97 kg
Scream Power 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
? P: ?
S: no
24.3 lbs; 11 kg
Scream Power 12V400Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
400
400A cont.
800A peak
? 81.4 lbs; 36.9 kg
Vatrer 12C 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
33 lbs; 15 kg
Vatrer 12V 200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D
200
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
48.5 lbs; 22 kg
VMAXTANKS LF27-12100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
27
100
125A cont.
350A 3s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
25.3 lbs; 11.5 kg
VMAXTANKS LFPU1-1245 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
U1
45
45A cont.
100A 3s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
10.8 lbs; 4.9 kg
VMAXTANKS VPG12C-50Li Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
U1
50
50A cont.
100A 5s
150A 3s
P: up to 2
S: not allowed
12 lbs; 5.5 kg
Waterblade LFP 100-12.8 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
100
80A cont.
400A 1s
? 29 lbs; 13.2 kg
Weize FPLI-12100AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
50A cont.
100A 3s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
26.4 lbs; 12.0 kg
Weize TPLI-12200AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
100A cont.
200A 3s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
27.6(?) lbs; 12.5(?) kg
Wingda W100-12V100AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
50A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
23.8 lbs; 10.8 kg
Wingda W200-12V200AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
48.9 lbs; 22.15 kg
Wingda W300-12V300AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
8D
300
200A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
70.54 lbs; 31.95 kg
Zooms 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
25.35 lbs; 11.5 kg
Zooms 12V 200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
200
200A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
49.6 lbs; 22.5 kg
Zooms 12V 300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
300
200A cont. P: up to 4
S: up to 4
62.83 lbs; 28.5 kg

As one can see, 12V lithium deep cycle batteries differ in both size, shape, their nominal capacity, and especially their discharge currents and their ability to be connected in series and parallel, safely.

Little Bit of Math

Example 1:

If we have a 12V 1000W power inverter with 90% energy efficiency, and if we want to power it for at least 40 minutes with a single 12V battery, what is the minimum recommended capacity of the lithium deep cycle battery?

First of all, let's calculate the required current.

If the output power is 1000W, input power is 1000W/0.9= ~1110 watts.

If the input power is 1110 watts @12V, what is the required current?

I = 1110W/12V = 92.5 Amps

If we check the 12V lithium battery chart, lithium 12V 100Ah or larger batteries are able to provide at least 92.5 Amps continuously.

Also, they are also able to provide 92.5 Amps for at least an hour, which is better than the required 40 minutes.

Example 2:

If we have a 12V 200Ah lithium battery and want to power the 80% energy efficient inverter with a 500W load, how long will the battery last?

Input power is 500W/0.8 = 625 watts, meaning that the discharge current is 625W/12V = ~52 Amps.

12V 200Ah lithium battery can provide such power for almost 200Ah/52A = 3.84h = ~ 3h 50 minutes.

The actual time depends on the battery condition and its initial charge.

In order to decrease the currents and increase the efficiency in general, some power inverters use 24V, 36V, and 48V batteries.

24V, 36V, and 48V Lithium Deep Cycle Inverter Batteries

The following charts list some of the most popular 24V, 36V, and 48V lithium deep cycle batteries that are suitable for use as inverter batteries. The 24V lithium batteries are given in the following chart:

Model Battery Type
Chemistry
Group Size
Capacity
Discharge
Performances
Parallel / Series Connections Weight (lbs/kg)
Ampere Time 24V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
100 Ah
100A cont.
280A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 2
47.4 lbs; 21.5 kg
Ampere Time 24V 200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
8D
200Ah
200A cont.
750A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 2
85.54 lbs; 38.8 kg
Battle Born BB5024 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50 Ah
60A cont.
100A 30s
P: yes
S: up to 2
29 lbs; 13.2 kg
CHINS 24V 150Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4 
4D (6D)
150 Ah 
150A cont.
450A 5s
P: up to 2
S: up to 2
68.4 lbs; 31 kg
CHINS 24V 200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4 
4D (6D)
200 Ah
200A cont.
600A 5s
P: up to 2
S: up to 2 
97.1 lbs; 44 kg
ExpertPower EP24100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4 
4D (6D)
100 Ah 
95A cont.
150A 3s
? 47.9 lbs; 21.7 kg
FlyPower 24V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4 
4D (6D)
100 Ah 
100A cont.
200A 3-5s
Yes -
GreenLiFE GL5024V Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
50 Ah
- ? 32 lbs; 14.5 kg
Waterblade LFP 50-25.6 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
-
50 Ah
80A cont.
200A 3s
P: up to 10
S: up to 8
29 lbs; 13.2 kg

While a 24V battery pack can be made using a pair of the 12V lithium batteries connected in series, having a single battery can help the user keep things as simple as possible.

The following chart lists some of the most popular 36V lithium batteries with their most important features and specifications:

Model Battery Type
Cell Type
Group Size Capacity (Ah)
RC (min)
Discharge
Currents
Parallel Conn.
Series Conn.
Weight (lbs/kg)
Dakota Lithium 36V63Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 63
~150
60A cont.
100A 10s
? 59 lbs; 26.8 kg
Fly Power 36V40Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
95R 40
96
40A cont.
80A 3-5s
Yes -
Fly Power 36V60Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 60
144
60A cont.
120A 3-5s
Yes -
Fly Power 36V80Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 80
192
80A cont.
160A 3-5s
Yes -
Fly Power 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 100
240
100A cont.
200A 3-5s
Yes -
Fly Power 36V120Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
- 120
288
120A cont.
240A 3-5s
Yes -
GreenLiFE GL36V40 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31 40
96
50A cont. Yes 31.3 lbs; 14.2 kg
Kepworth 36V40Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
95R 40
96
32-40A cont. P:?
S: up to 2
35.2 lbs; 16.0 kg
Kepworth 36V60Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 60
144
48-60A cont. P:?
S: up to 2
46.2 lbs; 20.9 kg
Kepworth 36V80Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 80
192
 64-80A cont. P:?
S: up to 2
56.5 lbs; 25.6 kg
Kepworth 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 100
240
 80-100A cont. P:?
S: up to 2
69.7 lbs; 31.6 kg
Kepworth 36V120Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 120
288
 96-120A cont. P:?
S: up to 2
82.9 lbs; 37.6 kg
MoseWorth 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 100
240
- Not recommended ?
Scream Power 36V40Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
95R 40
96
40A cont.
80A surge (s?)
? 28.7 lbs; 13 kg
Scream Power 36V80Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 80
192
80A cont.
160A surge (s?)
? 57.2 lbs; 25.9 kg
Scream Power 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D/6D 100
240
 100A cont.
200A surge (s?)
? 70.5 lbs; 31.94 kg
Scream Power 36V120Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
- 120
288
120A cont.
240A surge (s?)
? 83.8 lbs; 39.96 kg

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Again, while a 36V battery pack can be made using three of the 12V lithium batteries connected in series, having a single battery can help the user keep things as simple as possible. Also, by tripling the voltage, the current is also decreased 3 times.

The following chart lists some of the most popular 48V lithium batteries with their most important features and specifications:

Model Group Size
Capacity
Discharge Currents Parallel / Series Connections Weight
Ampere Time 48V 100Ah Battery 8D
100 Ah
100A cont. P: 4
S: no
95.9 lbs; 43.4 kg
Go Battery 48Volt 100Ah Battery -
100 Ah
120A cont.
300A peak
P: yes
S: ?
91 lbs; 41.2 kg
Lynx 48V 100Ah Battery -
100 Ah
100A cont. Yes 89 lbs; 40.3 kg
RELiON Insight 30Ah 48V Battery GC2
30 Ah
100A cont.
200A 15s
P: yes
S: ?
34.4 lbs; 15.6 kg
Renogy 48V 50Ah Battery -
50 Ah
50A cont. P: yes
S: no
60.8 lbs; 27.6 kg
Scream Power 48v 80Ah Battery
4D (6D)
80 Ah
80A cont. ? 77 lbs; 34.9 kg
Scream Power 48v 100Ah Battery -
100 Ah
100A cont. ? 94.7 lbs; 42.9 kg

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48V batteries can be created by connecting 4 (four) 12V batteries or 2 (two) 24V batteries in series. Or, to keep things simple, the user can pick the most suitable 48V battery (or batteries).


Long Story Short: Lithium deep cycle batteries are ideal power inverter batteries - they initially cost more than lead-acid batteries of the same capacity, but they are lighter, they support much more charging/discharging cycles, their capacity doesn't decrease with the increase in discharge current, etc.

Although these batteries are protected by BMSs, they are nonetheless able to provide very strong currents that can cause damage, injuries, or worse. Thus, safety first ...

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- Lithium 100Ah LiFePO4 Battery

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- Lithium 300Ah LiFePO4 Battery

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