Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM, Gel and Lithium Batteries

Renogy manufactures several 12V 100Ah deep cycle batteries differing in chemistry, dimensions, electrical characteristics, warranty, price and other important features.

Renogy 12V 100Ah deep cycle batteries may be found as Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries, Gel cell batteries (two different models) and as lithium iron phosphate batteries (also two different models). Each battery type has its pros and cons, and knowing them is important for choosing the right battery for the right task.

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On this page:

- Renogy 12V 100Ah and 200Ah, AGM and Gel Batteries Comparison

- Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM (RNG-BATT-AGM12-100) Features and Specifications

- Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Pure Gel (RNG-BATT-GEL12-100) Features and Specifications

- Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Hybrid Gel (RBT100GEL12-G1) Features and Specifications

- Renogy 12V 100Ah Lithium-Iron Phosphate Battery (RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100) Features and Specifications

- Renogy 12V 100Ah Smart Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery (RBT100LFP12S-G1) Features and Specifications

- Long Story Short      

Renogy 12V 100Ah and 200Ah, AGM and Gel Batteries Comparison

The following chart lists Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 (12V 100Ah AGM), Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 (12V 100Ah Pure Gel), Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 (12V 100Ah Hybrid Gel), Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 (12V 100Ah Lithium) and Renogy RBT100LFP12S-G1 (12V 100Ah Lithium 'Smart') batteries and their most important features and specifictions:

Model Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100
(12V 100Ah AGM)
Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100
(12V 100Ah Pure Gel)
Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1
(12V 100Ah Hybrid Gel)
Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100
(12V 100Ah Lithium)
Renogy RBT100LFP12S-G1
(12V 100Ah Lithium Smart)
 
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Nominal Voltage 12V 12V 12V 12.8V 12V
Capacity, 20h, 77°F, 25°C, down to 10.5 volts 104Ah 100Ah 100Ah - -
Capacity, 10h, 77°F, 25°C, down to 10.5 volts 100Ah 93Ah 97.7Ah - -
Capacity, 5h, 77°F, 25°C, down to 10.5 volts 88Ah 85Ah 83.5Ah 100 Ah, @20 Amps 100 Ah, @20 Amps 
Capacity, 3h, 77°F, 25°C, down to 10.5 volts  76.2Ah 77.1Ah 74.4Ah ~97 Ah, @50 Amps -
Capacity, 1h, 77°F, 25°C, down to 10.2 volts 59.5Ah 60Ah 54.6Ah ~94 Ah, @100 Amps -
Physical Dimensions 13.0 x 6.8 x 9.0 inches
(33.0 x 17.2 x 22.8 cm)
13.2 x 6.8 x 8.6 inches
(33.5 x 17.3 x 21.9 cm)
12.9 x 6.8 x 8.7 inches
(32.8 x 17.3 x 22.1 cm)
10.2 x 6.2 x 9.7 inches
(26 x 15.8 x 24.6 cm)
11.4 x 6.8 x 7.4 inches
(28.9 x 17.2 x 18.75 cm)
BCI Battery Group 31 31 (30H) 31 24T* 65*
Float Charge Voltage (77°F, 25°C) 13.5 - 13.8 volts 13.5 volts 13.6 - 13.8 volts - -
Cycle Use Charge Voltage (77°F, 25°C) 14.4 - 14.5 volts 14.2 volts 14.2 - 14.4 volts - -
Charge Voltage - - - 14.4 volts 14.4 volts
Charge Cutt-Off Voltage - - - 14.6 volts 14.8 volts
Discharge Cutt-Off Voltage - - - 10 volts 10 volts
30% DoD Cycles
(80% Capacity)
~1000 ~2100 ~1350 ~13000 (@20 Amps) -
50% DoD Cycles
(80% Capacity)
~460 ~1100 ~550 ~7000 (@20 Amps) ~7000 (@20 Amps)
80% DoD Cycles
(80% Capacity)
~310 ~600 ~425 ~4000 (@20 Amps) ~4000 (@20 Amps)
100% DoD Cycles
(80% Capacity)
~220 - ~290 ~2000 (@20 Amps) -
Weight 66 lbs (29.9 kg) 60 lbs (27.2 kg) 63.9 lbs (29 kg) 28.1 lbs (12.75 kg) 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
Cell Model AGM 104Ah Pure Gel 100Ah Hybrid Gel 100Ah IFR26650-3.4Ah -
Assembly Method 6S1P 6S1P 6S1P 4S30P -
Standby Life
(77°F, 25°C)
- ~12 Years up to 12 Years - -
Self-Discharge Rate
(77°F, 25°C)
~3% per month
(68°F, 20°C)
<2% per month <3% per month <3% per month  -
Maximum Charging Current 40 Amps 15 Amps 30 Amps 50 Amps 50 Amps
Internal Resistance 4.9 mΩ 7.1 mΩ 6 mΩ <30mΩ -
Max 5s Current 1200 Amps - 1000 Amps 150 Amps Cut-Off 130 Amps, 60 s
150 Amps Cut-Off
Maximum Continuous Discharge Current - - - 100 Amps 100 Amps
Warranty 2-Year Limited 3-Year Limited 3-Year Limited 5-year Limited 5-year Limited 
Amazon Link Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 Renogy RBT100GEL12-G112V Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 Renogy RBT100LFP12S-G1

Note: Amazon links open in the new windows, feel free to check them for most up-to-date offers and prices. In order to avoid any confusion with all the numbers in all of the charts on this page, we have used batteries' specifications taken from the official Renogy web site.

Renogy 12V 100Ah batteries feature nominal voltage of 12 volts for Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries and 12.8 volts for lithium batteries.

Nominal 20h capacity differ, with 104Ah for AGM and 100Ah for 'Pure Gel' and 'Hybrid Gel'. Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries feature 5h capacity of 100Ah (also often labeled as 0.2C capacity).

As the discharge current is increased, actual capacity of the SLA (AGM, Gel Cell) batteries drops significantly, which is typical for all of the lead-acid batteries, not just Renogy models. On the other hand, actual capacity loss of the lithium batteries is almost negligible.

Size and Weight

All Renogy 12V 100Ah batteries are either BCI Group 31 or very close fit:

- AGM and 'Hybrid Gel' are BCI Group 31 batteries,

- 'Pure Gel' battery is often labeled as BCI Group 31 battery, but it is actually slightly too long (by 0.2 inches, ~0.5 cm) - it can fit most 31 battery compartments, but check it first,

- Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 lithium battery may fit into BCI Group 24T battery compartment, but it may also fit into BCI Group 31 battery compartment if the battery compartment is slightly taller than nominal group 31 battery (9.7 vs 9.0 inches - less than of an inch difference),

- Renogy RBT100LFP12S-G1 battery is close fit to the BCI Group 65 batteries, but it can also be stored in the battery compartment intended for group 31 batteries.

AGM and Gel batteries weigh between 60 and 66 pounds (between 27.2 and 29.9 kg), and lithium batteries weigh 28.1 and 26 pounds (12.75 and 11.8 kg respectably) - weight difference is significant and replacing lead-acid batteries with lithium batteries may lead to great weight savings, which may be very important for boats, electric vehicles, RVs etc.

Charging and Discharging Currents

AGM battery may provide 1200 Amps for 5 seconds, 'Hybrid Gel' may provide 1000 Amps for 5 seconds, 'Pure Gel' doesn't state maximum allowed current, but it can provide 335 Amps for 5 minutes (down to 1.60 volts/cell, 9.6 volts/battery), RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 lithium battery features cut-off at 150 Amps, while RNG100LFP12S-G1 lithium battery may provide 130 Amps for 60 seconds and features cut-off at 150 Amps.

Maximum allowed current closely follows internal resistance, which is ~4.9 mΩ for AGM, ~6.0 mΩ for 'Hybrid Gel', ~7.1 mΩ for 'Pure Gel' and ~30 mΩ for lithium batteries for example, when the AGM battery is being discharged with 100Amp, battery voltage drop is ~0.5 volts, but when lithium batteries are discharged using the same 100 Amps, voltage drop is ~3 volts, and that is a big difference.

On the other hand, maximum charging current for lithium batteries is 50 Amps, allowing these batteries to be fully recharged rather quickly. Maximum charging current for AGM battery is 40 Amps, 30 Amps for 'Hybrid Gel' and 'only' 15 Amps for 'Pure Gel' battery.

When charging these batteries, one should use intelligent battery chargers/charge controllers and set them according to the battery being charged.

Number of Charging/Discharging Cycles - Battery Durability

Renogy 12V 100Ah AGM battery is true deep cycle battery with reasonably good starting characteristics - nonetheless, it should be used in cyclic applications requiring relatively large currents. The less the battery is being discharged, the more cycles it can endure.

As such AGM battery features the smallest number of deep charge/discharge cycles, when compared with other Renogy 12V 100Ah batteries.

'Hybrid Gel' is intended for applications where strong currents are rare (below several 100s of Amps), and larger number of charging/discharging cycles is required. Also, it features much longer Standby Life than AGM battery, somewhat smaller self-discharge rate and longer warranty period.

When used as intended, 'Pure Gel' is rather durable battery, being able to withstand twice the number of charging/discharging cycles of AGM battery. It is also some 10% lighter, has excellent Standby Life, very low self-discharge rate, but it also has very low charging current of 'only' 15 Amps - ideal for solar, wind and similar off-the-grid applications.

Depending on the discharge conditions, Renogy lithium batteries feature 10-20(!) times larger number of charging/discharging cycles than AGM/Gel Cell batteries, making them ideal for applications where batteries work hard and get charged/discharged very often - electric vehicles, for example.

Also, lithium batteries feature the longest warranty period of 5 years.

Due to the differences in their features and characteristics, the prices of these batteries also vary:

Note: More expensive battery is not necessarily better - choose the battery according to your own needs and requirements.

Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM (RNG-BATT-AGM12-100) Features and Specifications

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Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle AGM (RNG-BATT-AGM12-100) is AGM SLA deep cycle, spill-proof, maintenance free battery.

It can be used for numerous applications where instant high currents are required, combined with good cycling features.

In order to prolong the battery life, it is recommended not to discharge Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 too deep, preferably not below 50% DoD.

The following chart lists constant current discharge values for Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 battery, given in Amps, measured at 77°F (25°C):

End Voltage
(V/Cell)
End Voltage
(V/Battery)
5 min 10 min 15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 1 hour 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours
1.60 9.6 330.8 232.5 188.5 154.3 112.3 80.5 63.8 37.5 27.6 22.2 18.6 16.2 12.7 10.5 5.45
 1.65 9.9 291.7 215.1 178.5 146.6 106.7 77.4 61.9 36.3 26.7 21.7 18.3 15.9 12.6 10.3 5.40
 1.70 10.2 261.6 199.5 165.1 138.9 101.8 74.6 59.5 35.3 26.0 21.2 17.9 15.6 12.4 10.2 5.34
 1.75  10.5 237.0 186.3 154.0 130.8 96.5 71.3 57.1 34.4  25.4 20.7 17.6 15.3 12.2 10.1 5.29
 1.80  10.8 210.0 167.6 143.7 123.5 92.1 68.7 55.1 33.1 24.6 20.2 17.2 15.0 12.0  10.0  5.20
 1.85  11.1 173.6 146.4 130.2 115.3 87.5 65.2 52.4 31.3 23.5 19.2 16.4 14.4 11.6 9.65 5.13

The following chart lists constant power discharge values for Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 battery, given in Watts, measured at 77°F (25°C):

End Voltage
(V/Cell)
End Voltage
(V/Battery)
5 min 10 min 15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 1 hour 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours
1.60 9.6 3473 2509 2070 1719 1266 917 734.4 426.6 316.2 255.6 215.4 187.8 148.8 123.0 64.2
 1.65 9.9 3115 2348 1981 1647 1211 886 714.6 415.2 307.8 250.8 211.8 184.8 142.2 121.8 63.6
 1.70 10.2 2825 2199 1846 1570 1161 858 690.0 405.6 300.6 246.0 208.8 182.4 145.8 120.6 63.0
 1.75  10.5 2587 2069 1732 1486 1105 823 664.8 396.0 294.6 240.6 205.6 179.4 144.0 119.4 62.4
 1.80  10.8 2318 1873 1626 1410 1060 796 643.2 382.8 286.2 235.2 201.6 176.4 142.2 118.8 61.8
 1.85  11.1 1935 1649 1482 1323 1011 758 613.2 364.8 274.2 225.0 193.2 169.2 137.4 114.6 61.2

Typically for lead-acid battery, Renogy AGM battery loses its effective capacity as the discharge current is increased.

As lead-acid battery, Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 may be quickly recharged (3-4 hours) using 30-40 Amps intelligent AGM battery charger even when discharged almost fully (100% DoD, 0% SoC).

As such, when being discharged for 5 minutes down to 9.6 volts (1.60 volts per cell), Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 is able to provide ~330 Amps (constant current discharge) or ~3470 watts (constant power discharge).

Since it is able to provide 1200 Amps for 5 seconds (brand new, fully charged battery @77°F, 25°C) it can be used in the single-battery systems are both starting/cranking battery for smaller gas/diesel engines and as deep discharge battery for systems like GPS, alarms, navigation lights, pumps, ventilators and similar.

Note: when the battery is older, when the weather is colder, and the battery is not fully charged, its ability to crank the internal combustion engines is decreased - don't ever forget that!

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Pure Gel (RNG-BATT-GEL12-100) Features and Specifications

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When used properly, Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 battery is one of the finest slow charge/discharge 100Ah batteries, and one of the best choices for solar, wind, off-the-grid and similar applications.

It is excellent performer as long as the discharge current is kept below 200-300 Amps, preferably even under 100 Amps. Also, its charging current should be kept low, 15 Amps or lower.

For example, charge it during the day (solar panels) and discharge it during the night (lights, fans, appliances etc). If the battery is not discharged below 80% DoD, it will last on average 600 charging/discharging cycles, and if kept above 50% DoD, it will last on average 1100 charging/discharging cycles - that is three whole years!

The following chart lists constant current discharge values for Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 battery, given in Amps, measured at 77°F (25°C):

End Voltage
(V/Cell)
End Voltage
(V/Battery)
5 min 10 min 15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 60 min 90 min 2 hours 3 hours 5 hours 10 hours 20 hours
1.60 9.6 335 236 181.0 148.0 110.0 80.0 63.5 47.3 37.3 26.8 17.6 9.6 5.13
1.65 9.9 315 227 175.0 144.0 107.0 78.0 61.9 46.5 36.9 26.5 17.4 9.5 5.10
1.70 10.2 292 216 169.0 140.3 104.0 76.0 60.0 45.6 36.2 26.2 17.2 9.4 5.05
1.75 10.5 262 201 162.0 135.0 101.0 74.0 58.7 45.0 35.3 25.7 17.0 9.3 5.00
1.80 10.8 237 184 153.9 129.0 97.0 72.5 57.1 43.5 34.5 25.2 16.6 9.1 4.90

The following chart lists constant power discharge values for Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 battery, given in Watts, measured at 77°F (25°C):

End Voltage
(V/Cell)
End Voltage
(V/Battery)
5 min 10 min 15 min 20 min 30 min 45 min 60 min 90 min 2 hours 3 hours 5 hours 10 hours 20 hours
1.60 9.6 3390 2532 1974 1634 1224 906.0 714.0 528.0 418.2 303.5 199.8 112.8 62.3
1.65 9.9 3240 2460 1938 1067 1206 885.6 702.0 522.3 414.8 300.8 198.4 111.3 61.9
1.70 10.2 3054 2364 1890 1569 1182 867.0 696.0 516.8 410.6 298.1 197.1 110.1 61.6
1.75 10.5 2802 2232 1824 1521 1152 849.0 681.0 510.7 406.1 295.7 195.7 108.9 61.2
1.80 10.8 2574 2081 1740 1464 1116 834.0 666.0 501.0 399.0 291.0 193.8 107.7 60.0

Typically for lead-acid battery, Renogy 'Pure Gel' battery loses its effective capacity as the discharge current is increased.

For example, when being discharged for 10 hours, Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 battery is able to provide 100+ watts, while keeping the battery voltage above 10.8 volts.

Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 battery may be used in the broad range of applications, including backup or standby battery (expected 12 year standby operating life!), trolling motor battery, in security systems, as sump pump battery etc.

Its largest 'issue' is low charging current and long charging time - if it is not an issue for Your application, consider this battery seriously.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Renogy 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle Hybrid Gel (RBT100GEL12-G1) Features and Specifications

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Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 battery, also labeled as 'Hybrid Gel' battery is newer gel battery, developed after 'Pure Gel' battery.

When compared with 'Pure Gel' battery, Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 'Hybrid Gel' battery feature larger charging current (30 Amps vs 15 Amps), practically halving the charging time. Also, Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 'Hybrid Gel' battery is able to provide 1000 Amps for 5 seconds, which is very similar to the AGM model (1200 Amps for 5 seconds).

Number of charging/discharging cycles are lower than the number of charging/discharging cycles of 'Pure Gel' and larger than the number of charging/discharging cycles of AGM model.

Practically, 'Hybrid Gel' performances are between performances of 'Pure Gel' and AGM batteries.

The following chart lists constant current discharge values for Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 battery, given in Amps, measured at 77°F (25°C):

End Voltage
(V/Cell)
End Voltage
(V/Battery)
1 hour 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours 48 hours 50 hours 72 hours 100 hours 120 hours
1.60 9.6 59.3 35.5 26.5 20.9 17.6 12.0 10.2 5.20 2.36 2.24 1.61 1.19 1.01
1.65 9.9 58.2 34.9 26.1 20.6 17.4 11.9 10.1 5.15 2.33 2.22 1.60 1.18 1.00
1.70 10.2 56.7 34.1 25.5 20.3 17.1 11.7 9.96 5.09 2.30 2.19 1.58 1.16 0.99
1.75 10.5 54.6 33.0 24.8 19.7 16.7 11.5 9.77 5.00 2.26 2.15 1.55 1.14 0.97
1.80 10.8 51.6 31.5 23.8 19.0 16.2 11.1 9.50 4.88 2.20 2.09 1.50 1.11 0.94
1.85 11.1 47.9 29.3 22.3 17.9 10.6 10.6 9.12 4.70 2.11 2.00 1.44 1.06 0.90

The following chart lists constant power discharge values for Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 battery, given in Watts, measured at 77°F (25°C):

End Voltage
(V/Cell)
End Voltage
(V/Battery)
1 hour 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 8 hours 10 hours 20 hours 48 hours 50 hours 72 hours 100 hours 120 hours
1.60 9.6 700.2 424.8 319.2 253.8 214.8 148.2 126.6 64.8 29.3 27.8 20.0 14.76 12.54
1.65 9.9 694.2 420.6 316.2 251.4 213.0 147.0 125.4 64.2 29.0 27.6 19.8 14.64 12.48
1.70 10.2 678.6 412.2 310.2 247.2 210.0 145.2 124.2 63.6 28.7 27.2 19.6 14.46 12.30
1.75 10.5 657.6 400.8 303.0 241.8 205.8 142.2 121.8 62.4 28.1 26.7 19.3 14.16 12.06
1.80 10.8 627.0 384.6 291.6 234.0 199.8 138.6 118.8 61.2 27.4 26.0 18.8 13.80 11.76
1.85 11.1 583.2 360.0 274.8 221.4 190.2 162.6 114.0 58.8 26.3 25.0 18.1 13,26 11.28

Typically for lead-acid battery, Renogy 'Hybrid Gel' battery loses its effective capacity as the discharge current is increased.

As one can see from the discharging charts 'Pure Gel' is generally better performer than 'Hybrid Gel', even when the currents are relatively large.

Note: at the moment of writing this article, Renogy doesn't provide 'Hybrid Gel' discharge charts for discharge times less than 60 minutes.

As gel cell battery, Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 'Hybrid Gel' battery has very long standby life, much longer than AGM battery.

Personally, author of this article favors older 'Pure Gel' and not newer 'Hybrid Gel' for most applications.

But, the greatest issue of the 'Pure Gel' battery is its low charging current (only 15 Amps for 100Ah battery) and that may be of an issue for applications that require their battery to be charged as quickly as possible - and that is where 'Hybrid Gel' kicks in, especially if the application requires short burst of strong current (starting an internal combustion engine on a generator, perhaps).

Which one is better, 'Pure Gel' or 'Hybrid Gel' depends on the actual application.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Renogy RBT100GEL12-G112V Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Renogy 12V 100Ah Lithium-Iron Phosphate Battery (RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100) Features and Specifications

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Renogy Lithium-Iron Phosphate Battery (RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100) is rather lightweight 12V 100Ah battery, weighing less than half of the AGM or Gel 12V 100Ah batteries.

Internally, Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 is constructed using IFR26650-3.4Ah cells, assembled as 4S30P in order to create 12.8 volts 100 Ah battery. Also, to protect the battery, it features advanced Battery Management System (BMS) protecting the battery from typical conditions that may damage the battery like overcharge, overdischarge, short circuit, overheating etc.

Recommended discharge current for Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 is around 0.2C (20 Amps), but the battery can easily handle much larger currents, up to 100Amps.

Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 also features 150 Amps cut-off system, to prevent the damage due to the too large current, 10 volts overdischarge cut-off, 14.6 volts overcharge cut-off and similar.

Note: prior getting this or any other lithium battery, be sure to read the instructions/manual that may be downloaded from various sites like Amazon, Renogy and similar.

Also, one of the most important advantages of lithium batteries is number of charging/discharging cycles - RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 tolerates up to 7000 charging/discharging cycles down to 50% DoD or up to 2000 charging/discharging cycles down to 100% DoD (0.2C discharging current).

Also, actual capacity is almost unaffected by the discharge current.

Maximum charging current is 50 Amps, allowing the battery to be fully recharged in 2 hours, even when almost fully discharged.

RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 warranty period is 5 years, which is even longer than the warranty period of gel-cell batteries (3 years).

On the other hand, RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 and other similar lithium batteries require battery chargers intended for lithium batteries and they cost several times more than AGM and gel-cell batteries.

But, if the weight reduction is of the great importance, just as the longevity of the battery, RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 is excellent choice.

In order to achieve greater capacities, RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 may be connected in parallel.

Note: never, but really never connect RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 in series in order to create 24V, 36V etc battery pack!

 For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


 Renogy 12V 100Ah Smart Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery (RBT100LFP12S-G1) Features and Specifications renogy lithium smart 12v 10

Renogy 12V 100Ah Smart Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery (RBT100LFP12S-G1) is very similar to the Renogy RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 models, except that it features more advanced Battery Management System (BMS), different casing design (RNG-BATT-LFP-12-100 is very similar 24T BCI battery group, RBT100LFP12S-G1 is very similar to 65 BCI battery group), it can provide up to 130 Amps for one minute, it is somewhat lighter (26 vs 28.1 pounds), it has slightly broader voltage range (10-14.8 vs 10-14.6 volts) etc. 

Also, both batteries feature maximum continuous discharge current of 100 Amps, cut-off current of 150 Amps, maximum allowed charging current of 50 Amps, very large number of charging and discharging cycles, and the same warranty conditions (5-year limited warranty).

 Both batteries may be used for creating battery packs of larger capacity (200Ah, 300Ah etc.) just don't mix battery types.

BMS system of the RBT100LFP12S-G1 battery now features RJ45 communication port, enabling the data transmission for different usage scenarios (for example, shelf mode or operating mode).

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Renogy RBT100LFP12S-G1 Amazon link (link opens in the new window).


Long Story Short: Renogy 12V 100Ah batteries are very popular deep cycle batteries, offering great value for their price. And their prices differ according to their features and specifications.

Renogy 12V 100Ah batteries may be used as trolling motor batteries, sump pump backup batteries, lightweight small boat and kayak batteries, off-the-grid batteries, as wheelchair batteries etc.

Just be sure to pick the right battery according to your own personal needs and requirements.