Enerwatt WPL24


(1 customer review)

Enerwatt WPL24, 12V deep cycle Lithium-ion battery, 88 Ah, 2500+ cycles, group 24, 3 years warranty

Find this useful? Share it with your friends!
SKU: EWT-188-112 Categories: , , Tags: ,

As economical as lithium-ion batteries get! The Enerwatt WPL24 is a 12 Volt 88 Ah LiFePO4 battery. The dimensions are such that it fits a group 24 space. These batteries are just 1/3 of the weight of an equivalent lead-acid battery, and they last thousands of cycles. This makes them a great alternative for lead-acid batteries in motor homes, RVs, and boats! Enerwatt is a Canadian brand, and warranty is with a Canadian company.

Also see our Finding Happiness with Lithium-Ion article, explaining the care and feeding of these batteries.

The Enerwatt WPL24 lithium-ion battery is a true deep-cycle batteries, it can repeatedly be discharged a full 100% without damage. The battery has a build-in battery management system (BMS). The BMS allows them to be charged with regular solar PV charge controllers, with the same settings as for any other sealed battery (such as AGM batteries). The BMS also takes care of protecting the batteries from over- and under-charge, low Voltage disconnect, over-current, and automatic balancing of the cells.

Charge settings for Enerwatt LiFePO4 batteries:

  • Bulk/absorb = 14.2 – 14.6 Volt, with 14.4 Volt ideal
  • Absorb time = not really needed, half an hour is fine, or until the current drops to 4A 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
  • A charge rate of up to 80A is possible, though 50A or less is better for longevity
  • Battery has to be warmer than 0 Centigrade (32F), or the BMS will not allow charging, discharge works fine down to -20C (-4F)

The maximum discharge rate is 80 Amp continuous, and 100 Amp for 10 seconds.

These Enerwatt batteries are meant for 12 or 24 Volt systems only! So no more than 2 batteries in series, the BMS is not designed to handle over 24 Volt. They can also be connected in parallel to increase the Ah rating. Parallel strings of batteries will increase the charge and discharge rates (i.e. 160A continuous current for two parallel strings etc.). Ask us if you have any questions about properly sizing a battery bank.

The recommendation is that for more than 3 batteries or strings in parallel series fusing is added to protect each string or battery. A 200 Amp series fuse for each string will do, so in case of a short-circuit in a string, and the other strings of batteries discharging into that short-circuit, it will blow the fuse. The MRBF fuse holders and fuses make a good choice for this.

Enerwatt WPL24 batteries use LiFePO4 chemistry (Lithium-Iron-Phosphate). This is very stable and is not sensitive to spontaneous combustion, in comparison to laptop and cell-phone lithium-ion batteries (which use Lithium-Cobalt-Phosphate chemistry). These are very safe batteries!

Because lithium-ion batteries can be discharged to 100% DOD, and this can be done for more cycles, a smaller battery bank can suffice vs. lead-acid. Since there is no off-gassing these batteries can be mounted indoors.


  • Zero maintenance!
  • No memory effect
  • Compatible with standard charge controllers
  • 12 Volt, 88 Amp hour @ 10 hr discharge rate
  • Only 1/3 weight of lead-acid & small footprint!
  • Dimensions very close to group 24 battery size
  • Very low self-discharge rate, holds charge up to 1 year
  • Can be mounted in any orientation, zero off-gassing, no dangerous acid
  • Maximum continuous discharge current of 80 Amp, peak of 100 Amp (10 sec)
  • Active cell management through included battery management system (BMS)
  • Long lifespan, true deep-cycle: 2500 cycles at 100% DOD, more if discharged less
  • 3 years warranty
Find this useful? Share it with your friends!
Find this useful? Share it with your friends!



Mnfr. model

Battery type

Battery Voltage

Amp-hours (20-hour)






1 review for Enerwatt WPL24

  1. Sebastian Kowalski (verified owner)

    I have purchased two of these batteries for a small (12V in parallel) system for the Travel trailer. I went with the smallest Enerwatt batteries due to size restrictions in the specific placement in the trailer. The system also has a connected 1000W pure sine wave inverter which supplies three 120V plugs through the trailer. We also have a separate solar plug and PWM charge controller with portable 1x90W +1x100W panels. Batterise change well with this system. We also upgraded the WFCO converter/charger for one that is designed for lithium batteries which need to accommodate a higher 14.4V bulk absorb (the normal WFCO converter/chargers will work but limits the charge to ~80% capacity in lithium batteries with the last stage limited to low current which in turn means very long charge time). With late fall arrival of the WFCO converter/charger I was able to only run one discharge/charge cycle on the batteries but so far so good. After the build we still have just enough room to add a third WPL24 to the system and I am considering doing just that to have a total of 264AH available.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.