Did The Vanlife Choose You?
If you are an avid RVer, you will know that vanlife comes with a lot of difficulties and head-scratching. It’s not all sunshine and roses despite the romanticized versions portrayed by social media and it is particularly hard if you live in a van full-time.
The nomadic lifestyle that attracts many has its share of pros and cons and travelers have to take several factors into account before planning a journey, including the weather conditions, power generation, parking and so much more.
Whether you are a beginner who is planning to buy an RV/ a mobile home, or if you just want to upgrade your current vehicle, one of the most important elements to consider is your vehicle’s battery. RVs tend to be the second home for travel enthusiasts, and with so many options for powering your home, you want to make the right decision. What should you choose? The traditional AGM/ lead-acid battery or the much, much more expensive lithium-ion battery. This is a difficult decision, one for which you need to weigh the pros and cons of each battery.
Let’s just start by addressing the elephant in the room, AGM batteries typically tend to be the go-to option for RVs, and it made sense to do so for a long time. However, many dreamt of getting the Gold Standard, a.k.a Lithium-ion batteries for their home-on-wheels, but their wallets still loved lead batteries.
What Is Lithium Batteries?
Lithium Batteries at their basic level contain two metals submerged in an electrolyte solution. Inside the electrolyte solution is an organic compound that prevents the two metals from touching but allows the solution to flow freely. Thanks to the materials used in manufacture, lithium batteries hold more power, last longer, and are lighter.
Lithium batteries have a positive or cathode side made of lithium-based metal oxide, while the anode or negative is graphite. Lithium batteries use the same principle as lead-acid batteries but the metals used are different. There are numerous lithium batteries, but the most commonly used is Lithium Iron Phosphate, indicated as LiFePO4.
Why Lithium RV Batteries?
Lithium RV batteries are high-capacity rechargeable batteries that have become a popular alternative to traditional lead-acid batteries. They were formerly the only type of RV battery available, and although they continue to be the most popular choice among owners, they provide many more benefits than just being more efficient. I'm sure you're thinking to yourself right now, what factors should persuade you to buy this battery despite the high price? There are many reasons to convince you.No Maintenance
A single click can check the real-time status and health of your batteries. Our Lithium RV batteries are more convenient due to being insensitive to environmental temperature, and they eliminate the need for periodic charge and discharge maintenance, meaning you have one less thing to take care of.Super Longer Lifespan
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries are more reliable as they do not suffer from continuous deep cycles. They solve the hassle of replacing your batteries every few years thanks to their 3000-4000 deep cycles at 90% DOD compared to 300-500 cycles of lead-acid batteries.Technologically Slimmer
Aolithium lithium house batteries are ½ smaller in volume and 2/3 lighter in weight than lead-acid batteries, and are 3 to 5 times more energy denser. Meaning they will give the same amount of power in a smaller size and lower weight, leaving you with extra space to utilize.Excellent Discharge Performance
They have superior current charge and discharge rate performance when using power demanding appliances, giving a stable voltage supply.Environmentally Friendly
Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries do not contain heavy metals like cobalt or lead. No pollution caused from manufacturing and usage. They are made of landfill-safe components that are recyclable.
They are still 3-4 times more expensive than AGM or regular lead batteries, but if you ignore the upfront cost, lithium-ion batteries will always outperform AGM in price to performance ratio.
If you can bear to bite the bullet one time, your sacrifice will earn you at least 10 years of energy
without worry. Forget about maintenance and enjoy the faster-charging speed and better deep cycles.
The higher energy density and lower carbon footprint simply make it more lucrative to the newer
With all that said, ready to hit the road and experience those life-changing moments?