Travel with confidence, with a battery system that is built to perform in the most rugged of conditions. While enjoying twice the power, at half the weight. Go Further. Play Harder. Last longer.
Too much Victron? Maybe on this one!
Dakota Lithium batteries are a drop in replacement for AGM, SLA, or traditional lead acid batteries. The most common size battery for RVs is the group 27 size 100Ah battery and the Dakota Lithium 100Ah battery is a drop in replacement— meaning it is the same size and dimensions as the RV house battery it is replacing. But with significantly more performance (more on this below).t
But does “drop in replacement” mean you can just plug and play and call it good?
No. Although you can simply drop the batteries in to your RV and enjoy increased performance, you may not get your Dakota Lithium’s full capabilities without additional changes to your RV, van, or trucks’ electrical system. Here’s the changes we recommend to get the most out of your Dakota Lithium RV house battery upgrade:
Some key things to remember. All Dakota Lithium 100Ah batteries include a free lithium specific charger, so if you are charging your house batteries only off shore power then you can simply use an extension cord to the included charger and no changes are needed. Also, more of the battery chargers and solar controllers coming onto the market these days are dual purpose, with a lead acid and a lithium setting. So if you have a lithium setting use it.
So knowing the changes needed is a lithium battery upgrade still worth it?
Most definitely yes!!
The drop in replacement battery for most RV house batteries (deep cycle marine) is the Dakota Lithium 100Ah battery - See specs and buy here.
Here’s a simple guide to battery recommendations. These recommendations assume you are either re-charging your battery bank every few days by connecting to shore power, or charging via your alternator in your engine when you drive, or with solar panels (our personal favorite – with the low cost of adding solar panels it is both the most affordable, and the highest performance charging solution).
Size of RV / Van | What Your Looking to Power | Recommended Battery
*Please note, air conditioning appliances draws a lot of amps (power) and requires a very large battery bank (400Ah+). Not recommended for small RVs or vans. Use of air conditioners is not covered under the warranty of many battery companies, including Dakota Lithium, since it is possible for air conditioning units to pull more power at one time than a single battery is capable of giving. Air conditioning is fine to use when connected to shore power and not pulling power from the house batteries.
The Dakota Lithium 100Ah battery is the drop in replacement battery for most RV house batteries (deep cycle marine)
Dakota Lithium batteries are the best choice if you are considering adding solar panels to your RV, Van, or trailer because they have the highest efficiency rating for solar power. That means you get more power from each solar panel, and can use more of the power you collect.
Here’s a size chart for what solar panels you need by size of RV & how many Dakota Lithium batteries you have.
Size of RV | # of Batteries | Recommended Solar Panel Capacity
A deep cycle work horse, the DL 54 is built for high performance in the most rugged of conditions. Engineered with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology this battery has twice the power, half the weight, and lasts 4 times longer than a lead acid battery – providing exceptional lifetime value. 54 Amp hours of capacity provides a full day of power for mid sized trolling motors or for long days on the open road in your RV. Ideal for deep cycle applications where you need lots of power for a long time. Easily link in series to create 24V, 36V, or 48V systems. LiFePO4 charger included.
A multi-purpose work horse, the DL+ 12V 60Ah is built for high performance in the most rugged and varied of conditions. Start your car engine, crank up the car audio, or run your trolling motor or other deep cycle electronics — this is one battery built to power many passions. Engineered with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology this battery has twice the power, half the weight, and lasts 4 times longer than a lead acid battery – providing exceptional lifetime value. Built for dual purpose performance the DL+ provides 1,000 cold cranking amps (CCA) and a high continuous discharge rate, making it a great choice for high amp draw applications like starting engines, car audio, heavy machinery, golf carts, or any electronics that require a lot of power at one time. In addition, the DL+ provides the same legendary deep cycle marine performance that Dakota Lithium batteries are known for, giving you lots of power for a long time. This is the most versatile Dakota Lithium battery and includes a terminal adapter kit compatible with most marine, automotive, and deep cycle applications. Easily link in series to create 24V, 36V, or 48V systems. LiFePO4 charger included. Backed up by an 11 year warranty.
Built Dakota tough, this 12 volt lithium battery packs a big punch. Engineered with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology this battery has twice the power, half the weight, and lasts 4 times longer than a sealed lead acid battery – providing exceptional lifetime value. 100 Amp hours of capacity provides a full day of power for high amp draw trolling motors or for long days on the open road in your RV. Ideal for deep cycle applications like trolling motors, solar energy storage, or boating, where you need lots of power for a long time. Same performance as our legendary 10 Ah battery, but with 1,000% more capacity. All backed up by a best in class 11 year warranty. LiFePO4 charger included.
When you go off the grid during a Dakota winter you need to be prepared for all that mother nature can throw at you. With the DL+ 12V 280 Ah battery we built our most compact, and powerful battery yet — ready for long expeditions in your RV, extended ocean voyages in your boat, or plenty of power for your off grid system. Engineered for maximum energy density, this battery has 280 Amp Hours of capacity in a waterproof battery case the size of a single 100 Amp Hour battery. That’s 6X the amount of usable power of a single group 31 AGM battery. Plus, up to 1,000 cold cranking amps of engine starting power, making this battery the ultimate single battery solution for boats, RVs, or any vehicle where you need a house battery that can jump start your engine. Built out of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology and reinforced with a ruggedized marine spec plastic case, this is a battery built to last. With a lifespan of 5,000 charge cycles this battery will last up to 6 times longer than your typical AGM battery – providing exceptional value over time. Optimized for marine/boating, solar energy, RVs & electric vehicles. LiFePO4 optimized charger included. 11 year warranty. This is our original 100Ah battery, re-engineered with 180% more capacity in a similar sized case. The ultimate battery in energy density and versatility. 135 Amp Hours of deep cycle Dakota Lithium performance PLUS 1,000 CCA of engine starting power PLUS internal even-heat technology for use in extreme temperatures = unlimited possibilities. Start your car, crank up the car audio, or run your trolling motor, golf cart, or any electronics — this is one battery built to power many passions. Engineered for high performance in rugged and extreme conditions, the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery includes DL’s internal even heating technology that allows for charging and using the battery in extreme temperatures down to -20F. Built to start boat and car engines, the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery also has 135 Amps of charging capacity, allowing you to charge the battery from your vehicle’s alternator. Charges 5X faster than traditional batteries. 60 minutes or less when combined with a 135 Amp charger or alternator.
When you go off grid during a Dakota winter you need to be prepared for all that mother nature can throw at you. With the 12V 200Ah we built our our biggest and most energy dense battery yet – ready for long nights in the ice hut, or long days rolling the open road in your RV. Built out of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology this is a battery built to last. With a lifespan of 3,000 charge cycles this battery will last up to 5 times longer than your typical SLA battery – providing exceptional value over time. Optimized for marine/boating, solar energy, RVs & electric vehicles. Free 12V 10 Amp LiFePO4 optimized charger included. 11 year warranty. This is our original DL 170ah battery re-engineered for 200Ah of capacity. Same price, 30Ah more capacity.
Built Dakota tough, this single 48 volt lithium battery will help you play longer and go further with twice the run time for your golf cart, electric vehicle, or electric outboard motor, while lasting 4x longer, providing exceptional lifetime value. Built out of our legendary lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) cells, this battery requires no maintenance or watering, can be installed in any orientation, and can charge 5X faster then lead acid – giving you more time, and more freedom. The best part is this single Dakota Lithium battery weighs 1/4 as much as a set of lead acid golf cart batteries, allowing you to cut 300 lbs or more off your cart. Experience better vehicle handling, less wear & tear, and lower maintenance costs.
With a whopping 5kWh of deep cycle power inside of a single power source, this is the largest battery Dakota Lithium makes and it optimized for deep cycle and marine applications like 48V solar energy storage, 48V electric outboard motors, 48V golf carts, or any 48V application where you need steady power for a long time. Free 48V 8A amp LiFePO4 chargers included!
Live the dream! Work and play on your own terms with the freedom of Dakota Lithium. This complete electrical system for sprinter vans, small campers, trailers, and overland adventures is optimized for lithium power and an ultra-long lifespan with a 25 year solar panel warranty, and an 11 year battery warranty. This bundle includes:
Dakota Lithium’s most popular solar kit but with 100% more power! For unlimited freedom, and a quieter, more peaceful outdoor experience, replace your generator with this 200-watt solar kit. This kit offers enough power to charge most single 12-volt battery banks (combine 200 watts of solar with 200Ah of Dakota Lithium batteries). Power your RV, boat or trailer with 200-watts, or expand it up to 300-watts for larger rigs and equipment by adding additional panels. Includes everything you need to connect your solar panels to your battery including the mounting hardware, lithium compatible solar change controller, and wiring kit. Plus, this kit includes a Bluetooth battery monitor integrated into the solar charge controller, so you can see how much power is left in your battery at any one time using the DL Dashboard mobile app. Designed for decades of rugged use, this flexible, marine grade solar panel is waterproof, flexible for curved roofs and boat decks, and is backed up by a 25 year output warranty.
Live the dream and power your boat, RV, or cabin with Dakota Lithium batteries and Victron Energy. Add Zamp Solar panels to create your perfect sized power system. Our #1 kit for large-sized RVs, Sailboats and Yachts, School Buses, Cabins, and homes on the move. Power system includes: