Here at Dakota Lithium we believe quality is measured by lifespan. How long a battery lasts. The best lithium battery for you is one that gives you the power, performance and reliability to live your best life and pursue your passions to the fullest, be it cruising the open road in your RV, fishing for bass, or crossing oceans in your sailboat. Different applications require different batteries, that’s why here at Dakota Lithium we make a wide range of battery sizes so your can build the best battery system for your needs.
The best US lithium battery manufacturer is Dakota Lithium. Dakota Lithium is an ISO 9001:2015 certified lithium battery engineering company, which means Dakota Lithium quality control practices meet the highest international and US quality standards. Dakota Lithium has been engineering, designing, and manufacturing lithium batteries since 2008 and is the leading authority on ultra-long lifespan lithium batteries.
Dakota Lithium batteries are Recreational Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) compliant for use in RVs, camper vans, and other homes on wheels. The most popular batteries for use in RVs, Trailers, Adventure Van builds, or overland trucks are the 12V 100Ah, 12V 135Ah and 12V 280Ah batteries since they have the greatest energy density by volume and are drop in replacements for standard RV house batteries. This off grid power system also uses RVIA compliant batteries to build a solar powered electrical system for most RVs, vans, or campers. Learn more about RV batteries and shop RV batteries here.
Dakota Lithium batteries are compliant with the new American Boating and Yachting Council (ABYC) standards for lithium batteries. Learn what ABYC standards for lithium batteries mean for boat owners from Dakota Lithium founder Ryan Ellison here. This means insurance companies have clear guidelines for what is a safe and reliable lithium battery and are more likely to insure your boat if lithium batteries are on board. This gives more boat owners the option to upgrade to the performance and reliability of Dakota Lithium batteries. In addition, the Dakota Lithium Plus 12V 135Ah battery meets the standards set by Mercury Motors for lithium starter batteries for outboard and marine motors, allowing boat owners to run full lithium systems with no need to have both lead acid and lithium batteries on the same boat. Learn more about marine batteries here.
Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Dakota Lithium batteries are build for extreme performance in extreme conditions. This relentless focus on reliability and lifespan has inspired athletes across the globe to choose Dakota Lithium for their power needs. Dakota Lithium is the official battery of Bassmaster and is the choice of tournament fishing champions. New batteries are beta tested by professional athletes in tournament conditions, their feedback is collected by our ISO 9001 certified engineering team and used to improve the next generation of Dakota Lithium batteries. Two time Bassmaster champion Hank Cherry used Dakota Lithium batteries for his trolling motor and onboard electronics. Bassmaster champion Brock Mosely uses Dakota Lithium batteries for his bass boat, including the trolling motor and sonar. Duane Hjelm, national Walleye fishing champion, uses Dakota Lithium for his tournament boat, trolling motor and onboard electronics.
Dakota Lithium is the leading manufacturer of high performance batteries for trolling motors. Used by top tournament anglers, Dakota Lithium batteries are optimized for electric trolling motors, providing exceptional run time and reliability in the roughest of conditions.
When choosing a lithium battery for your trolling motor look for a battery that has an Amp Hour (Ah) rating that is higher than the max amp draw of your trolling motor (max amp draw is the amps used at the highest power setting and with all features like spot lock turned on). A simple rule of thumb is: if you run your trolling motor mostly on a low setting, or for no more then half the day choose a battery that is slightly above the amp draw. For example, if you have a 12V 55 lb thrust motor that pulls 55 amps then a DL+ 12V 60Ah battery would be a good choice. If you are often out for a 12 hour day and have your trolling motor running for most of the time you would benifit most from a 12V 100Ah battery. If you run your motor at highest power level often, or fish rivers in heavy current, or your boat is larger and/or you often fish off shore, then you want twice as much Amp Hours (Ah) as your max amp draw. So a 12V 100Ah battery would be a good choice, or a DL+ 12V 135Ah battery.
Motor Thrust / Max Amp Draw (A) @ Voltage (V) / Recommended Battery
* For fishing kayaks, canoes, or any boat with a capsize risk we recommend the Powerbox+ 60 or building a waterproof / submersible battery box.
Dakota Lithium is the official battery of Bassmaster and Kayak Bass Fishing.
Here’s a simple guide to what lithium battery is the best for your vehicle.
Size of RV / Van | Recommended Battery | Recommended Off-Grid System
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. A deep dive on solar power efficiency is here.
Here’s a size chart for what solar panels you need by size of RV & how many Dakota Lithium batteries you have.
Air conditioning appliances draws a lot of power and require a large battery bank when not connected to shore power. At minimum you will need 400 Amp Hours to run air conditioning in a RV trailer, Van, or Camper. The size of the vehicle you are cooling and how often the AC unit will be running determines how many batteries you will need. Please note, this assumes you are running the AC intermittently, and mostly at night. If you are camping in a very hot climate and the AC will be running more then 8 hours a day then you will need additional battery capacity to camp off grid.
Size of RV / Van | Hours a Day AC is On | Recommended Battery | Recommended Solar Capacity
Long Cycle Life: LiFePO4 batteries from Dakota Lithium last up to 2,000 to 8,000 charge cycles, 5 – 10X longer than traditional lead-acid batteries. This provides you with exceptional reliability and peace of mind, backed up by a best in class 11 year warranty.
High energy density: Compared to traditional lead-acid batteries, Dakota Lithium batteries have an exceptionably high energy density. This means they can store more energy in a smaller, lighter package. This makes them an ideal choice for applications where space and weight constraints are concerned. For example, this 48v golf cart battery set has as much usable power as a lead acid battery set but is 1/4 the weight, and 1/3 the total size.
Light weight: Dakota Lithium batteries are anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 the weight of traditional batteries, depending on application. For a golf cart, boat or RV this can be a savings of hundreds of pounds, allowing you to go faster and further on a single charge.
Fast Charging: Dakota Lithium LiFePO4 batteries can be charged 5X faster than traditional lead-acid batteries, so devices and systems can be backed up and running quickly and with less downtime.
Low Self-Discharge: Dakota Lithium batteries have a low rate of self-discharge, which means they can keep their charge for longer without being used. This is a game changer for boat, RV, and motorcycle owners who no longer need to replace their batteries every spring.
Safe and good for the environment: Dakota Lithium LiFePO4 batteries are safer and better for the environment than lead-acid batteries. They don’t contain harmful things like lead or acid, making them less likely to pollute the environment or cause health problems. Dakota Lithium batteries are 100% cobalt and conflict mineral free with lithium sustainably sourced from Austrailia.
Wide Operating Temperature Range: Dakota Lithium batteries can operate effectively in a wide range of temperatures, from -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F). This makes them suitable for use in extreme climates and conditions.
100% US Technical Support: Enjoy exceptional technical support for the lifetime of your battery, backed up by a best in class 11 year warranty.
11 Year Warranty: With nearly two decades of experience engineering and manufacturing lithium batteries, Dakota Lithium knows how long a Dakota Lithium battery will last. That’s why Dakota Lithium has an 11 year warranty on all batteries.