Battery Equivalents and Replacements

The Best AGM and Lithium RV Deep Cycle Battery

Deep cycle batteries for recreational vehicles (RVs) have a very important purpose - they power onboard electronics and electrical devices while the vehicle's main motor is not working while being off the grid.

RV deep cycle batteries must tolerate deep discharge conditions and cyclic use, but they also must be resistant to vibrations, high and low temperatures, no usage for a long time (sometimes for months), etc.

And since these batteries are far from being cheap, it is really important to choose them properly, according to the individual needs and requirements.

Note that RV deep cycle batteries often have very similar requirements to marine deep cycle batteries, these batteries are often used interchangeably.

Updated: October 18, 2021.

RV Deep Cycle Battery vs. RV Dual Purpose Battery

For RVs using a single battery system, a dual-purpose battery or battery pack is recommended. For RVs using a dual battery system, a deep cycle battery is recommended for 'house' applications, while a classic cranking battery is used for starting the vehicle.

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Dual-purpose batteries have good deep discharge characteristics and are able to provide large currents for starting a vehicle. However, for deep discharge applications, they are not as good as deep discharge batteries and as cranking batteries, they are not as good as starting batteries.

But, using one single battery (or single battery pack) greatly simplifies the electrical system of RVs.

A single battery electrical system can be found on smaller RVs, not intended for longer use without the starting of the main engine or without the mains power available. But, some people combine even smaller RVs with a single battery with solar panels and wind turbines and achieve long "off the grid/no engine turned on" periods of time.

optima d34m 300pxDeep cycle RV battery or battery pack is used in dual battery electrical systems.

Deep cycle batteries tolerate deep cyclic discharges (down to 20% of their capacity) without adverse effects on their longevity and reliability. However, their starting characteristics are often rather modest (to say the least) and in such situations, a dedicated starting battery is used.

Both batteries share common ground, but the deep cycle battery (or battery pack) is used for powering various electric and electronic devices while the cranking battery is used for starting the RV and perhaps for vehicle's lights.

While the dual battery electrical system is more complicated than a single battery system, it uses the best features of the available batteries in order to achieve the best performance.

Regardless of what kind of system you have, it is vital to use the same or better batteries than they were recommended by the RV's manufacturer. If you are unsure, ask for a professional electrician/mechanic to help you choose the proper battery for your vehicle.

Lithium RV Batteries

battleborn lithium 300pxSLA AGM, gel cell, and lead flooded cells were common RV batteries that are slowly being phased out by lithium RV batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries come in many versions and chemistries, some of them are:

- IMR batteries feature LiMn204 (Lithium Manganese Oxide) chemistry. Their nominal voltage is 3.6 - 3.7 V per cell, with a maximum recommended charging voltage of 4.2 V. IMR batteries commonly have a smaller capacity but are capable of delivering larger currents.

- INR batteries feature LiNiMnCoO2 (Lithium Manganese Nickel) chemistry. These batteries are very similar to IMR batteries since they can provide plenty of currents, with slightly lower capacity.

- IFR batteries feature LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) chemistry. Their nominal voltage is 3.2 - 3.3 V per cell, with the maximum recommended charging voltage of 3.5 - 3.6 V.

- ICR batteries feature LiCoO2 (Lithium Cobalt Oxide) chemistry. Their nominal voltage is 3.6 - 3.7 V per cell, with the maximum recommended charging voltage of 4.2 V. They commonly have higher capacities, but maximum allowed currents are often limited to just a few C.

Note: there are other chemistries on the market too, including hybrid technologies like Lithium Nickel Cobalt Oxide (LiNiCoO2), Lithium Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (LiNiCoAlO2), etc.

The most popular lithium battery chemistry for large, deep cycle batteries is Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry.

All lithium batteries, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries included, must have a built-in Battery Management System that monitors the battery, preventing unwanted events like high/low temperatures, high/low voltages, high charging/discharging currents, and similar.

That is why lithium deep cycle batteries are commonly used in dual-battery systems where the lead-acid battery is used only for cranking the engine, and lithium battery (or battery pack) is used for powering all other devices.

The following comparison table lists some of the most common and reliable 12V lithium LiFePO4 batteries, suitable for RV applications:

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
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 BB10012H Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
200A 30s
P: ∞
S: up to 4
31 lbs; 14.1 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
24.2 lbs; ~11.0 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
LiTime (Ampere Time) 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
LiTime (Ampere Time) 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
31
100
100A cont.
280A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
24.25 lbs; 11 kg
LiTime 12V 100Ah Mini Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
24
100
100A cont.
250A 5s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
19 lbs; 8.6 kg
LiTime (Ampere Time) 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
LiTime (Ampere Time) 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
LiTime (Ampere Time) 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
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 12V 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
100A cont.
200-250A surge
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
Weize TPLI-12300AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
4D (6D)
300
200A cont.
400A 3s
P: up to 4
S: up to 4
60.5 lbs; 27.4 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

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In order to speed up the transition from AGM and other lead-acid batteries, many lithium-ion batteries come with built-in electronics and are designed to be in-place replacements for lead-acid batteries - such lithium-ion batteries are designed to be used requiring no changes to the RV's electrical system.

The main features of lithium-ion batteries are their lightweight design (3-4x lighter when compared with lead-acid batteries), which leads to the reduction in the total weight of the vehicle and their higher number of charging/discharging cycles (4-6x times more charging/discharging cycles when compared with lead-acid batteries).

On the other hand, lithium batteries do cost more than lead-acid batteries, making their initial purchase more expensive. But thanks to their longevity, their actual price during the use of the vehicle is in the range of the price of lead-acid batteries.

Note: like lead-acid batteries, some lithium batteries are designed to be used as starting batteries, and other batteries are designed to be used for deep discharge/cycling operations.

In order to provide larger capacities and/or larger voltages, some lithium batteries are designed to be connected in parallel and/or series - lithium batteries may be connected in parallel and/or series only if explicitly allowed by their manufacturer.

12V lithium batteries that are allowed to be connected in series, can be used to create 24V, 36V and 48V battery packs. Larger voltages decrease the required current for the same power levels, increasing the energy efficiency when the same cables and wires are used.

Or one can simply use 24V lithium batteries for 24V electric systems.

The following comparison table lists some of the most popular 24V lithium batteries with their most important features and specifications:

Model Group Size
Capacity
Discharge
Performances
Parallel Conn.
Series Conn.
Weight (lbs/kg)
Battle Born BB5024 -
50
60A cont.
100A 30s
P: yes
S: 2
29 lbs; 13.2 kg
BtrPower 24V 140Ah 4D (6D)
140
100A cont.
200A 5s
P: 4
S: 2
53 lbs; 24 kg
CHINS 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont.
300A 3s
? 51 lbs; 23.2 kg
CHINS 24V 200Ah 8D
200
200A cont.
600A 5s
P: 4
S: 2
86.4 lbs; 39.2 kg
CloudEnergy 24V 150Ah -
150
100A cont. P: 4
S: 2
64 lbs; 29 kg
CloudEnergy 24V 300Ah -
300
200A cont. P: 16
S: ?
125.8 lbs; 57 kg
DJLBERMPW 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont. ? 47.1 lbs; 21.4 kg
ECO-WORTHY 24V 100Ah -
100
100A cont. P: 4
S: ?
51.1 lbs; 23.2 kg
Enduro Power 24V 50Ah 24
50
50A cont. Yes 24.8 lbs; 11.3 kg
Enduro Power 24V 100Ah 4D
100Ah
100A cont. Yes 43.3 lbs; 19.6 kg
ExpertPower EP2450 31
50
100A cont.
120A 2s
P: 4
S: 2
24 lbs; 10.9 kg
Fly Power 24V 60Ah 31
60
60A cont.
120A 3-5s
P: no limit
S: 5 (?)
-
HiMASSi 24V 200Ah 8D
200
200A cont. P: 10
S: 2
88.1 lbs; 40 kg
JITA 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont. P: 4
S: 2
46.3 lbs; 21 kg
LANGETUR 24V 240Ah -
240
150A cont.(?) ? 92.6 lbs; ~42 kg
LiTime (Ampere Time) 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont.
280A 5s
P: 4
S: 2
47.4 lbs; 21.5 kg
LiTime (Ampere Time) 24V 200Ah 8D
200
200A cont.
750A 5s
P: 4
S: 2
85.54 lbs; 38.8 kg
MOSEWORTH 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont. P: no limit
S: 3
-
OGRPHY 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont. P: 4
S: 2
51.8 lbs; 23.5 kg
Redodo 24V 100Ah 4D
100
100A cont. P: 4
S: 2
48.1 lbs; 21.8 kg
RoyPow 24V 50Ah -
50
75A cont.
100A surge (s?)
? 33 lbs; ~15 kg
RoyPow 24V 80Ah -
80
? ? 53.6 kg; 24.3 kg
Scream Power 24V 40Ah 24
40
32-40A cont. ? 20.9 lbs; 9.5 kg
Scream Power 24V 60Ah 31
60
50-60A cont. ? 30.9 lbs; 14 kg
Scream Power 24V 80Ah 4D (6D)
80
65-80A cont. ? 41.9 lbs; 19 kg
Scream Power 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
80-100A cont. ? ?
Scream Power 24V 120Ah 4D (6D)
120
96-120A cont. ? 68.3 lbs; 31 kg
Scream Power 24V 200Ah -
200
160-200A cont. ? 81.6 lbs; 37 kg
Timeusb 24V 100Ah LiFePO4 4D
100
100A cont. P: 4
S: 2
45.6 lbs; 20.7 kg
Timeusb 24V 200Ah LiFePO4 8D
200
200A cont. P: 4
S: 2
80.2 lbs; 36.4 kg
VATRER 24V 100Ah 4D
100
100A cont. P: 4
S: 2
44.1 lbs; ~20kg
Weize 24V 100Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont.
200A 3s
P: 4
S: ?
48.5 lbs; 22 kg
Weize 24V 200Ah 4D (6D)
100
100A cont.
200A 3s
P: 4
S: ?
81.4 lbs; 36.9 kg
XZNY 24V 100Ah -
100
120A cont.
300A 5s
P: 4
S: 2
41.1 lbs; 18.65 kg
XZNY 24V 200Ah 8D
200
200A cont. P: 4
S: 2
80.46 lbs; 36.49 kg

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Some 24V lithium batteries are allowed to be connected in series in order to create 48V battery packs - two 24V batteries in series feature three times (3x) fewer cables than four 12V batteries connected in series to create a 48V battery pack.

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

Model Group Size
Capacity
Discharge Currents Parallel Conn.
Series Conn.
Weight
CHINS 48V 100Ah Battery 8D
100Ah
100A cont.
300A 3s
P: 4
S: no
87 lbs; 39.4 kg
Cloudenergy 48V 150Ah Cabinet -
150Ah
100Ah cont. P: 16
S: ?
126.8 lbs; 57.5 kg
Cloudenergy 48V 150Ah Golf Cart -
150Ah
150A cont.
300A surge
? 125.7 lbs; 57 kg
Cloudenergy 48V 150Ah Stackable -
150Ah
100Ah cont. P: 16
S: ?
135.5 lbs; 61.4 kg
Cloudenergy 48V 150Ah Wall Mounted -
150Ah
100Ah cont. P: 16
S: ?
135.6 lbs; 61.5 kg
DEESPAEK 48V 100Ah Battery -
100Ah
100A cont.
200A 3-5s
? 81.6 lbs; 37kg
ECO-WORTHY 48V 50Ah Battery -
50Ah
50A cont. P: 4
S: ?
51 lbs; 23.1 kg
ExpertPower EP48100 Battery -
100Ah
100A cont. P: yes
S: ?
98 lbs; 44.4 kg
FLLYROWER 48V 100Ah Battery -
100 Ah
100A cont.
200A 3-5s
P: yes
S: 5
-
FOIIOE 48V 110Ah Battery 8D
110 Ah
100A cont.
300A 5s
P: 6
S: no
-
Go Battery 48Volt 100Ah Battery -
100 Ah
120A cont.
300A peak
P: yes
S: ?
91 lbs; 41.2 kg
LiTime (Ampere Time) 48V 100Ah Battery 8D
100 Ah
100A cont. P: 4
S: no
95.9 lbs; 43.4 kg
LOSSIGY 48V 100Ah Battery 8D
100Ah
100A cont. P: 4
S: 4(?)
-
LVGOO 48V 100Ah Battery -
100Ah
100A cont. P: yes
S: ?
95 lbs; 43 kg
Lynx 48V 100Ah Battery -
100 Ah
100A cont. Yes 89 lbs; 40.3 kg
OCELL 48V 40Ah Battery -
40 Ah
80A cont. Up to 4 P/S. 44 lbs; 20 kg
OCELL 48V 60Ah Battery 8D
60Ah
100A cont. P: 10
S: ?
62.2 lbs; 28.2 kg
OCELL 48V 100Ah Battery -
100Ah
100A cont. P: 4
S: ?
93.9 lbs; 42.6 kg
OGRPHY 48V 100Ah Battery 8D
100Ah
100A cont. P: 4
S: ?
88.1 lbs; 40kg
Redodo 48V 100Ah Battery -
100Ah
100A cont. P: 4
S: ?
95.1 lbs; 43.1 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
Vatrer Power 48V 105Ah Battery 8D
105Ah
200A cont.
400A 35s
600A 3s
? 102.5 lbs; 46.5 kg

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Obviously, lithium batteries are developing rapidly and offer more and more features with every new generation of batteries on the market.

Lead-Acid RV Batteries

Due to their weight, lead-acid batteries are mostly used as starting/cranking batteries.

But, for people who don't cycle their batteries often, it is perhaps still more cost-effective to buy deep-cycle lead-acid batteries instead of lightweight lithium batteries.

The following chart lists some of the most popular 8D deep cycle RV batteries, with their most important features and specifications:

Model Battery Type
Chemistry
Capacity (Ah)
RC (min)
CCA
MCA
Weight (lbs/kg)
Review
Aicipow PDAC-12200 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
100A cont. 58 lbs; 26.3 kg
-
AIMS LFP12V200B Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
350A 10s 56.5 lbs; 25.6 kg
Review
Chins 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A cont.
600A 5s
49.4 lbs; 22.4 kg
-
Chins 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont.
600A 5s
67.3 lbs; 30.5 kg
Review
Chins 12V400Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
400
~960
250A cont.
750A 5s
86.4 lbs; 39.2 kg
-
CHINS 24V 150Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
150Ah @24V
~360
150A cont.
450A 5s
68.4 lbs; 31 kg
-
CHINS 24V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200Ah @24V
~480
600A 5s 97 lbs; 44 kg
Review
CHINS 48V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100Ah @48V 100A max cont.
300A 3s
87 lbs; 39.4 kg
Review
Concorde PVX2580L Deep Cycle
AGM
258
480 (@29.5 A)
- 159 lbs; 72.1 kg
-
Deka 8A4D Deep Cycle
AGM
198
380
1110
-
129 lbs; 58.5 kg
-
Deka 8A8D Deep Cycle
AGM
245
517
1450
-
158 lbs; 71.6 kg
-
ExperPower EP12200 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A 3s 48.3 lbs; 21.9 kg
Review
ExpertPower EP24100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100Ah @24V
~240
95A cont.
150A 3s
47.9 lbs; 21.7 kg
-
ExpertPower EXP200 Deep Cycle
AGM
200
-
-
-
132.3 lbs; ~60 kg
-
ExpertPower EXP200-Gel Deep Cycle
Gel
200
-
-
-
132.7 lbs; 60.1 kg
-
FlyPower 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A cont.
~400A 3-5s
47.5 lbs; 21.5 kg
-
Fly Power 36V60Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
60Ah @36V
~144
60A cont.
120A 3-5s
-
-
Fly Power 36V80Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
80Ah @36V
~192
80A cont.
160A 3-5s
-
-
Fly Power 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100Ah @36V
~240
100A cont.
200A 3-5s
-
-
Fullriver DC260-12 Deep Cycle
AGM
260
578
1525
1830
170.6 lbs; ~77 kg
-
GreenLiFE GL260-260AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
260
624
-
-
80 lbs; 36.24 kg
-
JITA 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A cont. 48.9 lbs; 22.2 kg
-
JITA 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont. 59.5 lbs; 27 kg
Review
JITA 12V400Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
400
~960
200A cont.
400A 5s
83.7 lbs; 37.9 kg
-
Jita 24V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200Ah @24V
~480
200A cont. 83.7 lbs; 37.9 kg
-
Kepworth 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
160-200A cont. 46.4 lbs; 21.0 kg
-
Kepworth 36V60Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
60Ah @36V
~144
48-60A cont. 46.2 lbs; 20.9 kg
-
Kepworth 36V80Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
80Ah @36V
~192
64-80A cont. 56.5 lbs; 25.6 kg
-
Kepworth 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100Ah @36V
~240
80-100A cont. 69.7 lbs; 31.6 kg
-
Kepworth 36V120Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
120Ah @36V
~288
 96-120A cont. 82.9 lbs; 37.6 kg
-
Lifeline GPL-4DL Deep Cycle
AGM
210
390
1100
1360
124 lbs; 56.2 kg
-
Lifeline GPL-8DL Deep Cycle
AGM
255
550
1350
1675
156 lbs; 70.8 kg
-
LiTime (Ampere Time) 12V 200Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A cont.
400A 5s
52.3 lbs; 23.7 kg
Review
LiTime (Ampere Time) 12V 230Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
230
~550
200A cont. 45.29 lbs; 20.5 kg
Review
LiTime (Ampere Time) 12V 300Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont.
400A 5s
63 lbs; 28.54 kg
Review
LiTime (Ampere Time) 12V 400Ah Plus Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
400
~960
250A cont.
750A 5s
86.2 lbs; 39.1 kg
Review
LiTime (Ampere Time) 24V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100Ah @24V
~240
280A 5s 47.4 lbs; 21.5 kg
Review
Lossigy 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
100A cont. 46 lbs; 20.9 kg
-
Lossigy 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont. 72 lbs; 32.6 kg
-
Lossigy 12V400Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
400
~960
200A cont. 95 lbs; 43 kg
-
Lossigy 24V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200Ah @24V
~480
200A cont. 96 lbs; 43.5 kg
-
Mighty Max ML4D Deep Cycle
AGM
200
-
324A 15 min 114.6 lbs; 52 kg
Review
Mighty Max ML4D-LI Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
- 48 lbs; 21.8 kg
-
Mighty Max ML8D Deep Cycle
AGM
250
600 (@24.5A)
162.5A 1h 159 lbs; 72.0 kg
Review
MoseWorth 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100Ah @36V
~240
- -
-
NPP NPG12-200Ah Deep Cycle
Gell-Cell
200
-
- - 137.8 lbs; 62.1 kg
-
Pionergy 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A cont. 46.1 lbs; 20.9 kg
-
Pionergy 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont. 71.2 lbs; 32.3 kg
-
Power Queen 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
100A cont. 48.28 lbs; 21.9 kg
-
Power Queen 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont. 62.8 lbs; 28.5 kg
-
PowerStar PS200-12 Deep Cycle
AGM
200
-
-
-
135 lbs; 61.2 kg
-
Renogy RBT200GEL12-G1 Deep Cycle
Hybrid Gel-Cell
200
8h @22.9A
118A 1h 127.9 lbs; ~58 kg
Review
Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-200 Deep Cycle
AGM
200
8h @23A
350A 15 min
121A 1h
129 lbs; 58.5 kg
Review
Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-200 Deep Cycle
Gel-Cell
200
-
362A 15 min
127A 1h
128 lbs; 58.0 kg
Review
Scream Power 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A cont. 48.5 lbs; 22 kg
-
Scream Power 36V80Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
80Ah @36V
~192
80A cont.
160A surge (s?)
57.2 lbs; 25.9 kg
-
Scream Power 36V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100Ah @36V
~240
 100A cont.
200A surge (s?)
70.5 lbs; 31.94 kg
-
Scream Power 48V80Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
80Ah @48V
~192
80A cont. 77 lbs; 34.9 kg
-
Sun Xtender PVX-2580L Deep Cycle
AGM
258
480 (@29.5A)
- - 159 lbs; 72.1 kg
-
UPG 45965 UB4D Deep Cycle
AGM
200
~600 (@~20A)
- - 114.6 lbs; 52 kg
-
UPG 45964 UB8D Deep Cycle
AGM
250
600 (@23.2A)
- - 154 lbs; 70 kg
-
Vatrer 12V 200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
480
100A cont. 48.5 lbs; 22 kg
-
VMAXTANKS MR197-200 Deep Cycle
AGM
200
450
-
1400
112 lbs; ~51 kg
Review
VMAXTANKS XTR4D-200 Deep Cycle
AGM
200
470
1250
1670
130 lbs; ~59 kg
Review
VMAXTANKS XTR8D-310 Deep Cycle
AGM
310
690
1200
1550
170 lbs; 77.0 kg
-
Weize TPLI-12200AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
100A cont.
200A 3s
27.6(?) lbs; 12.5(?) kg
Review
Weize TPLI-12300AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont.
400A 3s
60.5 lbs; 27.4 kg
Review
Wingda W200-12V200AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
100A cont. 48.9 lbs; 22.15 kg
-
Wingda W300-12V300AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont. 70.54 lbs; 31.95 kg
-
Zooms 12V200Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
200
~480
200A cont. 49.6 lbs; 22.5 kg
Review
Zooms 12V300Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
300
~720
200A cont. 62.83 lbs; 28.5 kg
-

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Unlike lithium batteries, lead-acid batteries can freely be connected in series/parallel as long as the same batteries from the same manufacturer are used.

Although the 8D batteries are designed as deep cycle batteries, some of them are nonetheless able to crank really large engines, especially when several of such batteries are connected in parallel.

But, when large deep cycle batteries are discharged, their ability to provide strong(er) currents is reduced. In many situations, having separate starting and house batteries is a better and safer option.

Dual battery RV electric systems feature dedicated starting batteries - due to their size, RVs very often use one or more car starting batteries, sometimes even larger BCI Group 31 batteries for cranking their engines.

Model Battery Type
Battery Chemistry
Capacity (Ah)
RC (min)
CCA
MCA
Weight (lbs/kg)
Review
Aicipow PDAC-12100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont. 26 lbs; 11.8 kg
-
AIMS Power LFP12V100A Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
-
-
30.2 lbs; 13.7 kg
-
AIMS Power LFP12V100B Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont.
200A 10s
28.5 lbs; 12.9 kg
-
Banshee LFP-31M Dual Purpose
LiFePO4
100
~240
1200 CCA 24.2 lbs; 11 kg
-
Battle Born 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
-
-
29 lbs; 13.2 kg
Review
Battle Born BB10012H Heated Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont.
200A 30s
31 lbs; ~14.1 kg
Review
Bioenno Power BLF-12100WS Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont.
200A 5s
28.1 lbs; 12.8 kg
-
Chins 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont.
300A 5s.
23.9 lbs; 10.8 kg
-
Eco-Worthy 12V150Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4 
150
~360
150A cont. 36.7 lbs; 16.6 kg
-
Exide XMC-31 Deep Cycle
AGM
100
200
925
1110
68 lbs; 31 kg
Review
ExpertPower EP12100 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
-
-
29.7 lbs; 13.5 kg
Review
ExpertPower EXP100 Deep Cycle
AGM
100
-
-
-
63.94 lbs; 30 kg
-
FLYPOWER 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100 cont.
200A surge 3-5s
24.3 lbs; ~11 kg
Review
GreenLiFE Battery GL100 Dual Purpose
LiFePO4
100
240
-
-
28 lbs; 12.7 kg
-
GreenLiFE GL5024V Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
50Ah @24V
~120 @24V
- 32 lbs; 14.5 kg
-
GreenLiFE GL36V40 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
40Ah @36V
~96 @36V
50A cont. 31.3 lbs; 14.2 kg
-
Interstate DCM0100 Deep Cycle
AGM
110
3h @23.2A
351.5A 5 min 67.5 lbs; ~30.6 kg
Review
JITA 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont. 24.2 lbs; ~11.0 kg
-
Lifeline GPL-31T Deep Cycle
AGM
105
195
600
750
69 lbs;  31.5 kg
-
Lifeline GPL-31XT Deep Cycle
AGM
125
230
650
800
69 lbs; 31.5 kg
-
Lifeline GPL-3100T Dual Purpose
AGM
100
228
810
950
67 lbs; 30.4 kg
-
LiTime (Ampere Time) 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
280A 5s 24.25 lbs; ~11 kg
Review
Miady LFP100AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
-
-
28.9 lbs; 13.1 kg
-
Mighty Max ML100-12 DS-IGEL Deep Cycle
Gel
100
180+
-
-
68.2 lbs; 30.9 kg
-
NorthStar ELT-AGM31 Dual Purpose
AGM
100
190
925
1050
65.7 lbs; 29.8 kg
-
NorthStar NSB-AGM31 Dual Purpose
AGM
103
220
1150
1370
75 lbs; 34.0 kg
-
NorthStar NSB-AGM31M Dual Purpose
AGM
103
220
1150
1370
75 lbs; 34.0 kg
-
Odyssey 31-PC2150S Dual Purpose
AGM
100
205
1150
1370
77.8 lbs; 35.3 kg
Review
Optima 8052-161 D31M Dual Purpose
AGM
75
155
900
1125
59.8 lbs; 27.1 kg
Review
PacPow 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont.
300A 10s
27.56 lbs; 12.5 kg
Review
Power Queen 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont. 25.25 lbs; 11.0 kg
-
Renogy RNG-BATT-AGM12-100 Deep Cycle
AGM
104
180+
-
-
66 lbs; 29.9 kg
Review
Renogy RNG-BATT-GEL12-100 Deep Cycle
Gel-Cell
100
180+
-
-
60 lbs; 27.2 kg
Review
Renogy RBT100GEL12-G1 Deep Cycle
Gel-Cell
100
~175
-
-
63.9 lbs; 29 kg
Review
Renogy RBT100LFP12S-G1 Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
-
-
26 lbs; 11.8 kg
Review
Scream Power 12V100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
? 24.3 lbs; 11 kg
-
Trojan T31-AGM Deep Cycle
AGM
102
200
-
-
69 lbs; 31.3 kg
-
Trojan T31-GEL Deep Cycle
Gell-Cell
102
200
-
-
70 lbs; 31.7 kg
-
UPG UB121100 Deep Cycle
AGM
110
-
-
-
70 lbs; 29.8 kg
-
Vatrer 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
240
100A cont. 33 lbs; 15 kg
Review
VMAXTANKS SLR125 Deep Cycle
AGM
125
260
-
-
75 lbs; 34 kg
Review
VMAXTANKS MR137-120 Deep Cycle
AGM
120
230
-
900
75 lbs; 34 kg
Review
VMAXTANKS VPG12C-100LFP Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
-
-
26.4 lbs; ~12.0 kg
-
VMAXTANKS XTR31-135 Deep Cycle
AGM
135
265
730
920
77 lbs; 34.9 kg
-
XS Power XP3000 Deep Cycle
AGM
120
240
-
-
73 lbs;  33.1 kg
-
Weize 12V 100Ah AGM Deep Cycle
AGM
100
-
-
-
60 lbs; 27.2 kg
Review
Weize 12V 100Ah Gel Deep Cycle
Gel-Cell
100
<180
-
-
67 lbs; 30.4 kg
Review
Weize FPLI-12100AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont.
200-250A surge
26.4 lbs; 12.0 kg
Review
WindyNation BAT-NSAP12-100 Deep Cycle
AGM
106
180+
-
-
67 lbs; 30.4 kg
Review
Wingda W100-12V100AH Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
50A cont. 23.8 lbs; 10.8 kg
-
Zooms 12V 100Ah Deep Cycle
LiFePO4
100
~240
100A cont. 25.35 lbs; ~11.5 kg
Review

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Due to their size, many dual-purpose group 31 batteries feature 800-900 Amps CCA rating, while some of the best group 31 batteries feature CCA rating above 1100 Amps ... and that is a lot of current ...


odyssey 31m pc2150 300pxFor short: When replacing old RV batteries, check the compartment size, and type/size/brand of old battery/batteries. New batteries, first of all, must fit into your battery compartment and must be as good as or better than old batteries.

Some vehicles use flooded-cell lead-acid batteries, but IMHO, AGM/gel cell batteries should be used - they are spillproof and almost maintenance-free.

Lithium batteries are a great alternative to lead-acid batteries, but they are still rather expensive. However, their much larger number of charging/discharging cycles means that in the end, they are not as expensive as they look at first sight :)

Note: Before switching from lead-acid to lithium batteries, check with your RV manufacturer (send them an email) if that switch is recommended/supported.