Battle Born

Sparks Nevada based Battle Born batteries is an innovator of lithium-ion (LiFePO4, LFP) batteries. Started in a garage in 2013 by two University of Nevada students, Denis Phares and Sean Nichols, this became one of the USA’s fastest growing companies. Sean Nichols coined the phase “lead is dead” when they started Dragonfly Energy, producing innovative lithium-ion batteries under the Battle Born brand name. It is their superb quality, great customer support, and affordable price-point that gained Battle Born a well-deserved loyal following in the RV, camper, motorhome, and boating/sailing world.

Unlike the vast majority of lithium-ion batteries, Battle Born actually makes theirs in the USA. That results in better quality, more consistent products, and since they know what went into them Battle Born is better at supporting their batteries. In case of a problem you are not dealing with an unknown overseas company, you can pick up the phone and talk directly to Battle Born. Their deep-cycle batteries are designed as drop-in replacements for lead-acid, and all their batteries have a build-in  BMS (Battery Management System) making them some of the safest batteries you can buy.

Solacity was the first company to bring Battle Born to Canada in 2017, and is their Master Distributor. We can help you with the energy storage solution that fits you needs! Give us a call!

Battle Born BB10012

Battle Born Charge Parameters

The charge parameters for Battle Born batteries are similar to those for all other lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries. The most important parameter is the bulk/absorb Voltage, and this has some flexibility in it. If you have multiple 12 Volt batteries connected in series, or if you keep the batteries at full charge for long periods of time, it would make sense to stick to the lower end of the range (14.0V and 15 minute absorb). For general-purpose charging a little higher makes sense (14.4V). These parameters are based on a 12 Volt battery, multiply as needed for 24/48V battery banks.

  • Bulk/absorb = 14.2 – 14.6 Volt
  • Absorb time = 15 minutes – 2 hours, or until the current drops to 5A or less.
  • Float = not needed, set to 13.6 Volt or less
  • No equalize, or set to 14.4 Volt if it can’t be disabled
  • No temperature compensation, set to 0
  • Charge rate of 1/2 of the Ah-capacity or less is preferred for longevity
  • Battery has to be warmer than -4 Centigrade (25F), or the BMS will not allow charging, discharge works fine up to -20C (-4F)