Over the last year of RV travel, we have become big fans of lithium batteries. We have reviewed a number of lithium battery manufacturers and had a great response finding quality products. The problem has been cost. Many viewers of our YouTube channel and from the responses from this website contact page have asked if there were others lithium options that were affordable. Our search lead use to the Goldenmate 200Ah Lithium Battery. This battery is well built, has the features that most need for RV travel, and at the time of this blog, one of the most affordable lithium batteries in the 200Ah category.
Why Use Lithium Batteries for RV Travel?
Lithium batteries are a great option to power the 12 volt devices in an RV and very proficient when it comes to powering traditional 120 volt AC appliances using an inverter. Much lighter that lead acid batteries, with zero maintenance, and where lead acid batteries can be discharged to 50% before damaging the cells, a lithium battery can be safely discharged to 90%.
The Goldenmate 200Ah Lithium Battery
The Goldenmate 200Ah Lithium Battery is a 12V LiFePO4 battery suitable for high-load and long-duration applications. Out testing found the performance was perfect for RV/outdoor camping. The LiFePO4 battery can withstand 5000+ cycles, which is more than 10 times the cycle life of traditional lead-acid batteries. The battery come with a built-in Battery Management System to safeguard against overcharging, over-discharging, overcurrent, overheating, and short circuits.
Nominal Voltage: 12.8V
Nominal Capacity: 200Ah (0.2C, 25°C)
Cell Type: LiFePO₄
Case Materials : ABS
Charge Voltage: 14.4V
Standard Charge Current: 40A
Maximum Charge Current: 100A
Maximum Continuous Discharge Current: 120A
Discharge Cut-Off Voltage: About 10V
Charge Temperature: 32 ℉ – 122 ℉
Discharge Temperature: -4 ℉ – 140 ℉
Storage Temperature: 32 ℉ – 112 ℉
We found the Goldenmate 200Ah Lithium Battery to be a cost effective and well performing battery for RV travel. As a standalone battery, there was ample capacity to power all the devices in the RV including our large residential refrigerator on long tows with power to spare.
Our thanks to Goldenmate for providing the lithium battery for our review. See the helpful links below if you would like to learn more or purchase a Goldenmate lithium battery for your RV travel needs.
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