Charger Compatibility Table

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A topic that is brought up daily is whether our customers current device will work to charge our batteries whether it be a solar charge controller or a marine grade converter. We do our absolute best to test every charger we can and by doing so we have created this list of chargers that we know to work great with our batteries. If your charger isn’t on this list please give us a call and we will get the answer together.


A green bar indicates that all of that category (Charger, Inverter/Charger, or Solar Charge Controller) work with Battle Born Batteries.


  • Raul | Oct 11, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Will the Zamp ZS-30A charge controller work with these? My inverter is a WFCO WF-5100. Thanks!

    • Will Olney | Oct 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Great question Raul.
      Does your Zamp have a lithium option on it? some do and some do not.
      WFCO converters work great with our batteries!

      • Raul | Oct 12, 2017 at 8:57 am

        Yes, it has a LiFePo4 setting. I just couldn’t find the various charging settings in the manual. I have a 2017 Airstream pre wired for solar and 4 100 watt flex solar panels.

      • Raul | Oct 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm

        My apologies, my Inverter is the WFCO WF-5100, my Converter is the Parallax 5350 (not sure if it has the TempAssure upgrade).

    • Dennis converso | Mar 5, 2020 at 11:07 pm

      Will renogy 2000 watt inverter/charger. With auto transfer switch work with battle born.

      • Jesse Asay | Mar 6, 2020 at 11:44 am

        Hello Dennis,

        The Renogy 2000 watt inverter works well with our batteries and the lithium mode should be selected.

        Thank you,

  • Steven Peaslee | Oct 14, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Are your batteries compatible with my
    CTEK D250s dc to dc charger?

    • Will Olney | Dec 13, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Hello Steven,
      Unfortunately the Temperature compensation that is built into the unit doesn’t do great with our batteries.

  • Carl Anderson | Mar 10, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I’m using a Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 2000E currently. Will this work?

    • Sean Nichols | Mar 13, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Thank you for the question. We have reached out to Blue Sky and asked about this controller. Just waiting to hear back.

      Battle Born Batteries

    • Sean Nichols | Mar 19, 2018 at 10:36 am

      I spoke to Blue Sky. You would have to upgrade to the 3000 Solar Boost unit. It has a better profile for lithium and it is a drop in replacement for the one you have now.

      The rep there Ryan, said you can reach out to him if needed. Here is his number 760-208-2149.

      Let us know how else we can help.

    • Brian Phillips | Feb 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      I have the CTEK 40-257 140A Off Grid Bundle-D250SA, Smart Pass 120 and Battery Monitor. System. I am assuming I am in the same boat as Steven.
      Has anything changed on compatibility?

      • Jesse Asay | Feb 26, 2020 at 10:52 am

        Hi Brian,

        The D250SA and the 120 Smart Pass were designed for lead acid and will not work with our lithium batteries. They have a lithium version, D250SE that looks like it will be compatible although the charging voltage is 14.2 and on the lower end of our charging parameters.


  • Jeff C | May 29, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Can you confirm that the Outback Radian series is compatible with the BB100? It’s a popular unit, and I notice the solar controllers are compatible. Thanks.

    • Dianne F | May 29, 2018 at 9:30 am

      Jeff, Thanks for the question. You can use the Outback Radian with our batteries. But you do need to use a softstart to energize the capacitors in that inverter. What size and model are you using? Can you email us at [email protected] we can continue there. Thanks.

  • David Rolfe | Jul 5, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Will Precision Circuits LI-BIM work with the Battle Born Batteries? I called Precision Circuits and they indicated they’ve only tested with a competitor of yours.

    • Sean Nichols | Aug 3, 2018 at 8:22 am

      We were involved in the design of that new model, it will definitely work with our batteries.


  • Dave D | Jul 31, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I have Progressive Dynamics 9200 Series. (1) Can I just drop in Battle Born 100Ah replacements for my AGM battery? (2) Does it need any reprogramming? The charger says: “Input: 105-130 VAC, 725 Watts. Output: 13 VDC, 45 Amp.” 13.6 VDC seems more like a float voltage, which elsewhere, this site says is not used by the LiFePO4 batteries. (3) If I can drop in BB 100Ah replacements, is there a limit to how many 100Ah BB LiFePO4 batteries I could add? 45 Amp seems kind of low for recharging. I have a 2015 Winnebago Trend 23L. (4) Is there a charger/inverter that might make more sense for me to use in place of the PD9200?

    • Sean Nichols | Aug 3, 2018 at 9:19 am

      This converter will not hurt the batteries. However it will not charge them as quickly or completely. Sometimes if you have enough solar you can use that to make up the full charge difference. Progressive Dynamics does make a replacement unit for that one, that is specific for lithium. It will charge faster and 100%. Please give us a call we can discuss all of the above.


  • Brian Wickett | Sep 9, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I have the WFCO 9855 converter/charger. Is this compatible with your battery?

    • Dianne F | Sep 10, 2018 at 8:26 am

      WFCO chargers work great with our batteries. The charger should at least have a 14.4V bulk and a float of 13.6V or lower. From my knowledge I believe the WFCO 9855 provides 14.4V bulk, and 13.2V Float which would be great for our batteries! However for a boost in charging just make sure you drop the batteries down to a 12.2V but there is also a replacement that would help with that. Thanks. If you have any other questions, please let us know. Our phone is 855-292-2831, Have a great week!

  • Curt Stettler | Oct 14, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Hi I have 2- 50 watt Renogy panels with an EP solar PWM viewstar vs1024bn solar charge controller. Will this work with my 100 Ah LiFePO4?


    • Dianne F | Oct 15, 2018 at 8:55 am

      Hi Curt,
      I’ve taken a look at the manual for the solar charge controller, it looks like you can set customized setting so we would just recommend putting the equalization charge on OFF or the lowest voltage possible. Boost Charge: 14.4
      Float: 13.6 and you should be good thanks! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us 855-292-2831.

  • Shari M | Nov 12, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    I have a WFCO 8735 that I bought for a van build. Since then, my husband has asked that I include heavier draw appliances in the build, so I am considering 3 of your 100 AHr batteries. Will the converter damage the lithium batteries, or can I use it safely? Thank you!

    • Dianne F | Nov 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      Hello Shari,

      That converter will charge our batteries but it won’t fully charge them. If you have other means of charging such as solar, or through the alternator you would be able to top off the batteries and get them to a full charge that way. Otherwise, you will want to upgrade so you can get a full charge. We sell the progressive dynamics converters, they are on our website under battery chargers.

  • William Bayne | Dec 1, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Curious about your experience with the Schneider SW 4024, and the MPPT 60 150 (2). My solar charging amps can easily exceed 50 amps output – peaks at 60. What’s the compatibility with your 24v 50ah battery – I was considering 2 in parallel.
    I am also looking at adding another 3000 watts of AC coupled solar charging down the line.
    All input appreciated.

    Thanks, Bill B.
    (off grid for 30 years now)

    • Dianne F | Dec 11, 2018 at 10:07 am

      Hello William,

      The Schneider SW 4024 should be configured to these specs for use with our 24 volt 50ah batteries:
      Bulk/absorption range 28.4-29.2 volts
      Float 27.2 or lower
      Equalization should be turned off

      Keep in mind that our batteries should be charged at a .5c rate and for these batteries it is recommended at 25 amps per battery. In your case the 60 amp peak will not cause any harm to the batteries and this barely exceeds the .5c charge rate for two batteries.

      3000 watts of solar is a large system and you will want to make sure your charge controller can handle the voltage and amperage maximums.

      We hope this helps but please dont hesitate to get in touch with us for any reason.

  • chris yaccarino | Feb 16, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Just want to know if the
    Progressive dynamics 45amp lithium
    Charger will be good enough to
    Charge 2 100amp battle Born’s .
    Or should I go up to 65amp and change


    • Dianne F | Feb 18, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Chris,

      The 45 amp charger will bring a nearly empty battle born battery up to full in just over 2 hours and the 65 amp in about an hour and a half. Just make sure that your wire gauge is thick enough to handle the amperage and you are all set. The choice for how fast you would like to charge is up to you.

      Thank you,

  • Paul johnston | Mar 4, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Will the boondocker 1260L work well with your battery?

    • Dianne F | Mar 9, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Hi Paul,

      Yes, the boondocker will work well with our batteries, we recommend that it is set to the fixed output and 14.4 or 14.6 volts.


  • Elbow | Mar 10, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Can we connect 2 compatible charge controllers from separate solar arrays?

    • Dianne F | Mar 10, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Elbow, you can definitely purchase two smaller controllers and hook them up in parallel. You’ll just want to make sure that you purchase two of the same type and that you upload the same settings to the two devices. When they are hooked up in parallel they should be able to synchronize to the extent that they will not ‘fight’ one another. One device is likely to reach float voltage a few minutes before another, but this is perfectly normal behavior for this type of setup and will not negatively impact your system. If you use a device such as the, Color Control GX or the Venus GX, they will show up as a generic unit on the main screen where you see an overview of your system and if you click on your devices list you will be able to see the two individual units and their specifications/data.

  • Bryan Burroughs | Mar 11, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Hi I see you have Minn Kota on your list but I want to make sure the 440PC Model will work on your batteries without any issues before I spend close to 3K on your batteries ?

    • Dianne F | Mar 12, 2019 at 8:24 am

      Hi Bryan, Yes the Minn Kota 440PC will work perfectly for our batteries on the AGM setting. When looking for compatibility on charger we just make sure that the absorption/charging voltage is between 14.2-14.6 and the float voltage is 13.6 or lower. If you have any other questions please give us a call. Thank you!

  • Dave Mansell | Mar 17, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Is it safe to assume the Minnkota precision 460PC will work also?

    • Dianne F | Mar 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Yes. The precision 460 PC will work great.

  • Miguel Garcia | Mar 19, 2019 at 11:37 am

    MY RV has a Parallax 8345 not temperature compensated. What SOC will it achieve if plugged in as a drop in? How long will it take for that?
    Just weighing the additional cost of an upgrade.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Dianne F | Mar 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Miguel,

      The parallax only applies a voltage of around 13.4-13.8v and it would take 7 to 10 times longer to charge the batteries than if you had a proper lithium charger. You may or may not ever see an SOC of 100%.


  • Jon cowley | Apr 11, 2019 at 10:55 am

    What model of charger/converter would you recommend for charging 1 100ah battle born battery? Also, I may want to add another 100ah battery later. Is there a charger/converter that will do well charging 1 or 2 of your batteries?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Dianne F | Apr 16, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Hi Jon,

      Our recommended charge rate is .5c or lower so the Progressive dynamics 30 or 45 amp charger is a great choice for 1 or 2 of our batteries. The higher the amperage the quicker you will charge.


  • Wei P | Apr 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Hi, would the Renogy B2B charger work by charging my single BB 100Ah 12V battery? Does it have the correct Lithium charge profile? And would you recommend the 20A or 40A version?

    Second question, is there a 110v charger/maintainer that would work for topping off the battery while it’s not being used? Or should this be stored at a specific state of charge while it just sits? I have these 12V 3A Battery Tenders from Costco that I use for regular batteries. Would those be bad for a short duration top off?

    • Dianne F | Apr 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Wei,

      We haven’t tested this unit yet but it does have the correct profile for charging the BB 100Ah 12V battery. Either amperage work great it would all depend on how fast you want your battery to charge.

      There is no reason to keep a trickle charge on our batteries. We recommend to bring the battery to full SOC and then store, you would see a very small amount of dissipation during the storage period.

  • Toddkessler115 | Apr 23, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Can I effectively charge a battleborn 100ah with my MPPT EPEVER TRACER 20a charge controller?

    • Dianne F | Apr 24, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      Hi Todd,

      Yes, we have many customers using the EPever, Here are some settings for you:

      You will want the “User” Settings

      Over voltage disconnect voltage
      charging limit voltage
      over voltage reconnect voltage
      Equalize charging voltage
      Off or 14.4V
      Boost charging voltage
      Float charging voltage
      Boost reconnect charging voltage
      low voltage reconnect voltage
      Under volt. warning volt
      11.5v or Off

      Hope this helps, thanks!

  • Sean Collins | Apr 24, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    I have a Go Power IC3000 Inverter/charger. just installed three of your 12v 100 amp hour batteries, what should the settings be on my charger? I know I have to use the custom settings.

    • Dianne F | May 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      Hi Sean,

      Here are our charging parameters for our batteries:

      Bulk/absorb 14.2 – 14.6 Volts(14.4 is great)
      float 13.6 Volts or lower
      No equalization(or set it to 14.4v), no temperature compensation and absorption time is 20-30 minutes per battery(if its an option).

      Hope this helps, thanks.

  • robert cox | Apr 27, 2019 at 3:06 am

    I have 2 of your 100ah batteries, can is use an ordinary car charger to charge these batteries

    thank you

    • Dianne F | May 2, 2019 at 10:41 am

      Hi Robert,

      In order to properly charge our batteries you will need a charger with these parameters:
      Bulk/absorb 14.2 – 14.6 Volts
      float 13.6 Volts or lower
      No equalization(or set it to 14.4v), no temperature compensation and absorption time is 20-30 minutes per battery(if its an option).

      You can always give us a call or email us with the model # of the charger and we can tell you if it is compatable.


  • Mike McIlraith | Jul 5, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Hello Battle Born! We bought two of your batteries at the Annual Bash/Lake Havasu this past January, and put them in our Hurricane ‘Gary Bussey’. They worked beyond great! We traded Gary for a new to us RV in April – the Battle Borns came with us. I am now ready to put the BBs in our RV. We have one solar panel and a Go Power GPR-25 Solar Regulator. The regulator has no control buttons or functions that I can operate – it is connected directly to the existing batteries. We also have a Xantrex Freedom 458 Inverter/Charger – this unit has an AGM setting.

    The Go Power Regulator info says the charge termination to the batteries is 14.1/14.4 volts, and it commences charging at 13.0 volts. Is this OK to connect directly to the Battle Born batteries?

    Is the Freedom 458 inverter/charger AGM setting the correct choice (it also has Wet, Gel 1, Gel 2 as options).

    • Dianne F | Jul 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Hello Mike,

      The GoPower GPR-25 has not been tested with our batteries and does not appear to be compatable. After reviewing the manual there does not appear to be any changeable parameters and the battery monitor portion would most likely read inaccurately.

      The Xantrex freedom 458 is a modified inverter that works well with our batteries in the AGM battery mode.

      Thank you,

  • Randy Crafton | Aug 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    I have a Samlex 1000 in my renovated Airstream. Can I use this to charge your lithium battery. If not, is there a similar form factor available that I can upgrade to? Thanks.

    • Dianne F | Aug 22, 2019 at 7:58 am

      Hi Randy,

      Most Samlex units work great with our batteries, especially if you set the charging profile up in custom mode. You will want the bulk/absorption to be 14.4 volts float at 13.6 volts and disable equalization and temperature compensation. If there is not a custom mode, the AGM setting will work well to charge our batteries. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you would like to go over the finer details if you get stuck.

      Thank you,

  • mcshelhamer | Sep 9, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Hello – I am wondering if the Renogy Voyager solar charger is compatible. Thanks.

    • Dianne F | Sep 11, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      Hello mcshelhamer,

      Yes, the Renogy Voyager will work well to charge our batteries, simply switch the battery mode to the LifeP04 setting and you are ready to go.

      thank you,

  • Burneall Ekberg | Sep 30, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    My motorhome has a Xantrex Heart Interface Freedom 20D Inverter, will this work with your LiFePO4 batteries?

    • Dianne F | Oct 3, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Burneall,

      Your Xantrex Heart interface will work with our batteries but you will need to use the “Gel Cell Cool Temp” settings for best efficiency.

      Thank you,

  • Andrew Pitts | Oct 22, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    My trailer has a GoPower GP-PWM-30-UL solar controller, with a lithium profile. I am planning a two battery parallel setup using 100 AH Battle Born batteries. Although your chart shows GoPower as being compatible, it does not get specific about model numbers. The GP-PWM-30 UL has a 30 min/day 14.4 v bulk charge and a float of 14.0 v. That makes me think the controller will sit at 14.0 v all day, which sounds high based on the reading I’ve done, and will tend to overcharge the battery, or at least keep it at 100% most of the time. Also, unless I am using the batteries every single day, applying 14.4 v each day seems to be forcing the battery to charge when it is already fully charged, again not good for a lithium battery. I’ve also read that 100% charge for long periods is not good for the longevity of the battery, so would I in fact be safe with my GoPower? If in doubt, I would change the solar controller to one that would have be better for battery longevity. Thanks.

    • Dianne F | Nov 4, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Hello Andrew,

      From reviewing the Go Power manual on this product, it looks like this controller will bring the batteries up to 14.4 volts and then keep them there for 30 minutes. This is a bit shy of our 20-30 minutes of recommended absorption time per battery(in parallel)but will not cause any harm to our batteries and should still provide a sufficient charge. The higher float charge of 14 volts is not a problem either as this is not sustained for long periods and will end when the sun goes down. The batteries will not be forced to charge with this controller, they will just get to their set point of 14.4 volts and then go into a float state which is perfectly fine for our batteries. The lithium charging profile for this solar charge controller does not look to have any cause for concern or potential to shorten lifespan or cause any overcharging or damaging effects. There are more efficient and ideal solar controllers on the market such as the Victron MPPT. These are the highest quality and most effective chargers that we have tested and we continue to recommend them regularly.


  • Samir Rustagi | Oct 23, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I have replaced my AGM batteries with 2 Battle Born batteries. My TAXA Cricket comes with a WFCO 8740-P charge controller. I see this will not get a 100% charge so I was thinking of supplementing it an inexpensive battery tender which I can use while my Cricket is stored in my garage. It does not need to be a fast charge but should be able to balance the cells for optimum performance. Below are some of options I was considering. Since charging speed is not a factor for me, I would like your opinion on which ones will work. According to their specs, these units are compatible with Lithium batteries.

    Battery Tender® 12V, 800mA Selectable Lead Acid/Lithium Battery Charger ($40)
    Battery Tender® 6V/12V, 4A Selectable Lead Acid & Lithium Battery Charger ($80)
    Battery Tender® 12V, 75A Booster Battery Charger w/Wi-Fi & LCD ($150)
    Optimate LiFePO4 Lithium 12 Volt 5 A Battery Charger/ Tester ($120)

    • Dianne F | Nov 4, 2019 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Samir,

      The battery tender product has not tested well to charge or maintain our batteries very effectively. We would recommend the Victron IP65 charger and comes in models as low as 4 amps and as high as 15 amps with a great lithium profile that works great to charge and maintain Battle Born Batteries.

      Thank you,

  • Wes Elder | Oct 27, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Is the REDARC Manager30 compatible?


    • Dianne F | Nov 4, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Wes,

      The Redarc products have been shown to work very well with our batteries and the Manager30 is no exception. We have reviewed the manual and all of the settings look like they are fully compatable.

      Thank you,

      • Steven Lippincott | Dec 21, 2019 at 1:47 pm

        Hi I didn’t see my model number on your table. It is a progressive Dynamics PD4045 KA. I am pretty sure it’s not compatible to completely charge the new 100 amp hour battery I bought from you guys. I’m just trying to make sure it will not damage the battery.

  • Dave Crandall | Nov 28, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I recently purchased a new RV that has a lead acid battery system that I’d like to upgrade to two 100AH BB batteries and 400 watts of solar. The current system has two NAPA 65 AH batteries being charged off a WFCO 8955PEC converter, or alternator charging from the 2019 Ford E350 chassis.

    I am considering a 40A EPEVER MPPT solar charge controller (Tracer4215BN) and trying to determine if I can get by with the current WFCO 8955PEC converter and direct charging from the Ford E350 alternator, or whether I should consider upgrading to a lithium converter and adding a DC-DC charger between the alternator and battery in order to fully charge the BB batteries and minimize potential excessive loading on the alternator.

    Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

    • Dianne F | Dec 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm

      Hello Dave,

      Two battle born batteries with 400-500 watts of solar is a good match for restoring most of the power in our batteries(given a full day of direct sunlight). The WFCO8955 will only get into a 13.6 volt mode when connected to battle born batteries and will deliver much less than the rated 55 amp current and you may never see them get 100% full. You also would not be able to utilize the passive balancing feature of our batteries which kicks in around 14 volts. We would suggest a lithium upgrade for optimal efficiency and the fastest charge.

      The EPever solar chargers work well with our batteries and we have recommended settings if you choose this controller, please contact us for details. A dc to dc charger is great for motorized units and will be a great way to put a smart charge on our batteries as well as functioning as a proper isolator between the starter and lithium batteries.

      Thank you,

  • David Crandall | Dec 9, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Another question for you… I’ve decided to go with the following configuration in my motorhome and want to make sure the charger does not put excessive current draw on my alternator while charging the two 100A LiFePO4 batteries. The chassis is a 2019 Ford E350 with a 155Amp alternator (non-smart) –

    Configuration –

    2- 100AH BB LiFePO4 batteries
    REDARC BCDC1240D or BCDC1225D Dc-Dc Charger
    4 – HQST 100 Watt Monocrystalline 12V Solar Panel

    My questions are –

    1) Can I go with the REDARC 40A BCDC1240D charger or should I go with the 25 Amp BCDC1225D Dc-Dc Charger to charge the two 100AH BB LiFePO4 batteries?
    2) Should I use a LI-BIM 225 battery isolator to help protect the alternator?

    I just want to make sure I don’t pit undo stress on the alternator.

    Thanks Dave

    • Dianne F | Dec 13, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      Hi David,

      1. The Redarc 40 will charge your batteries quicker without putting an excessive load on your alternator, this is more ideal than the 25 amp.
      2. With the Redarc, it should also act like an isolator and you will not need to add a LI-BIM.

      Thank you,

  • Stuart | Dec 12, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I have a Parallax 7155 charge converter in my Casita trailer. I’m finding very little information regarding its charge profile. Is it compatible with your lithium batteries? Thank you

    • Dianne F | Dec 13, 2019 at 8:19 am

      Hi Stuart,

      The Parallax(also known as Magnetek) puts out a voltage of 13.4 to 13.6 which in terms of a LifeP04 battery is only a trickle charge. We would recommend a lithium charger that puts out a voltage of 14.4-14.6 for the fastest and most efficient charge. Progressive Dynamics makes a great lithium charger that would be a great replacement for your Parallax and can be found on our website under the LifeP04 Battery Chargers section.

      Thank you,

  • Jerry Johnson | Jan 9, 2020 at 6:40 am

    I have a Progressive Dynamics 4575 power station in my RV and upgraded it to the lithium 4575 for my four battle born 100ah batteries. The charger produces a constant 14.6 volts. I am a full timer on shore power 24/7 and boondock just a few times a year. Is a constant (A few months) 14.6 ok for the batteries?
    Should I downgrade to the original non-lithium charger that is 14.4 bulk and 13.6 float?

    • Jesse Asay | Jan 9, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Jerry,

      If you are cycling power in and out of the batteries when plugged into shore power with your 14.6 volt converter, it is completely acceptable and will not cause any issues. If you are plugged into shore power when NOT cycling power in and out of the batteries(such as in a storage scenario) for more than 3 weeks at a time, then we recommend disconnecting the converter.

      Thank you,

  • Ross Phillip | Jan 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    I have a Samlex automatic battery charger model SEC-1280UL for a 2 battle born battery bank. Is that a good match? Thank you!

    • Jesse Asay | Jan 15, 2020 at 8:10 pm

      Hi Ross,

      We have not tested this device with our batteries but the charging profile looks like it should work well with our batteries.

      Thank you,

  • John F | Jan 16, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    My configuration:

    WFCO WF-8735P Power Center and Go Power GP-PWM-10-SQ solar controller. Compatible? Thanks.

    • Jesse Asay | Jan 20, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      Hi John,

      The WFCO units only seem to put out around 13.6 volts when our lithium batteries are installed. Although this will put some charge into our batteries, its will be no where near the rated 35 amps and effectively turns the unit into a trickle charger. Because of this you may never see the batteries get to full and you wont be able to take advantage of the passive balancing effect of our bms that starts at just over 14 volts. We would recommend upgrading to a lithium version of converter.
      The Go Power charge controllers usually work well in the AGM setting if a lithium mode is not available.


  • Sarah K | Jan 29, 2020 at 1:09 pm


    We have a Heart Interface Freedom 25 Combi inverter/charger and are looking to install a 500 Ah Battle Born bank. Is that compatible?

    • Jesse Asay | Feb 4, 2020 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Sarah,

      The Freedom 25 Combi is a modified sine wave 2500 watt inverter charger with a 130 amp charger. It charges with a bulk voltage of 14.5 and a float of 13.5. These fit into our charge parameters and should be a great way to charge 500 AH of battle born batteries. Just make sure that you never set this inverter to equalize as the voltage is much to high with this stage.


  • Joe naftzger | Jan 31, 2020 at 9:34 am

    What about Kisae chargers?

    • Jesse Asay | Feb 4, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      Hi Joe,

      Although we haven’t tested the Kisae chargers, they look like they will work well. The DMT units have a MPPT charge controller and a dc to dc charger. They have a lithium setting that looks correct and will work well with our batteries. These units also have a custom mode that will fit into our charge parameters:
      12 V
      Bulk/absorb 14.2 – 14.6 Volts(we usually recommend 14.4)
      float 13.6 Volts or lower
      No equalization(or set it to 14.4v), no temperature compensation and absorption time is 20-30 minutes per battery(if its an option).

      Thank you,

  • FRANK MCKIBBEN | Feb 4, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    What is the Peukart compensation factor when recharging a BattleBorne 100ah GC2 battery? I have an older Xantrec link 10 battery monitor in my coach that will need to be reconfigured for Li fe chemistry.

    • Jesse Asay | Feb 4, 2020 at 10:25 pm

      Hi Frank,

      I’m glad you mentioned this, many of our customers are confused by this and I think its useful to give a brief description:

      The Peukert exponent refers to the “shrink rate” of your battery bank. The more rapidly you discharge the batteries, the more their effective size shrinks. For example, a battery that can supply 200Ah when discharged over twenty hours may only provide 95Ah if discharged in one hour.

      We recommend a Peukert compensation to be set at 1.05 for the best results.

      Hope this helps, thanks!

  • Chadney Greene | Feb 11, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    I have a Renogy Rover 010403. It has a Li profile but when i look at the details it has the float at 14.4. The boost is at 14.6 but the boost time seems to be 0?
    Would i be better of using a the “user” profile and changing the float to 13.6, boost to 14.6. How long for boost? When i had AMG it was set to 120 mins.

    • Jesse Asay | Feb 12, 2020 at 9:12 am

      Hi Chadney,

      The lithium profile in your Renogy will work well to charge our batteries and the higher float at 14.4 is acceptable. This is because the float voltage stops at the end of the day when the sun goes down.
      The “user” or custom profile will also work well, you should be able to manually set the absorption duration to 30 minutes per battery.


  • Clayton Peebles | Feb 15, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Hello, I am about to hook up a Go Power IC3000, says (at least I think) it puts out 125 amps to charge the batteries (12 volts 100 amp hour). I have 4 batteries in parallel. From what I understand you do not want to see more than 50 amps to the batteries to be charged? Advice?

    • Jesse Asay | Feb 19, 2020 at 8:38 am

      Hi Clayton,

      Yes, our recommended charge rate is 50 amps per battery so 4 of our batteries can handle a charge rate of 200 amps! As a side note for the IC3000, the temperature compensation cannot be turned off and can cause the charging voltage to deviate, resulting in lower than the maximum 125 amp charge rating.


  • John M Hess | Feb 16, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Will the Progressive Dynamics PD4575LIK18LS8 charger work well with your batteries? This is their version which supports a lithium charging profile.

    • Jesse Asay | Feb 19, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Hi John,

      Yes the PD4575LIK18LS8 will work great with our batteries, the charging voltage is 14.6 and has a 75 amp charger built in.

      Thank you,

  • Sean Spanbauer | Feb 18, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Hi, I have a Xantrex Freedom 1800 HF inverter/charger. I’ve purchased two 100ah BB batteries to replace my current batteries . Will this Xantrex madel work with your batteries?

    • Jesse Asay | Feb 19, 2020 at 9:33 am

      Hello Sean,

      Your Xantrex Freedom 1800 is a modified sine wave inverter and we typically recommend pure sine wave. However, this unit will work with our batteries and should be set to the “flooded” mode with the dip switches #1 off #2 on.

      Thank you,

  • Jay Kennedy | Mar 1, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Hello. I have a Noco Genius G15000. It states that it has a Lithium charging mode voltage of 14.2 volts. Do you have any comments or recommendations about using this charger?
    Thanks, Jay

    • Jesse Asay | Mar 6, 2020 at 10:29 am

      Hi Jay,

      The issue we’ve encountered with the Noco chargers is that they can have a +/- .2 volt variance during charging sometimes due to ambient temperature compensation. We’ve seen these chargers get to 14 volts, which doesn’t allow our batteries to get to a full and complete charge.

      Hope this helps,

  • Phil Patterson | Mar 4, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    I currently have a PD 9245 with charge wizard, but am a bit concerned about its battery maintenance cycle that occurs every 21 hrs…This has me looking at the Iota DLS series with the optional IQ4-Lifepo dongle, which charges at 14.7 (and upto 4hrs beyond), then floats thereafter at 13.6v…The 4hr time frame may be excessive for optimal longevity, while appears that this is 0.1v over BB charging specs…Would you recommend this to be compatible with the BB and it’s BMS??

    Phil P.

    • Jesse Asay | Mar 6, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Hi Phil,

      The Storage mode for the PD9245 will not harm your battle born batteries and is safe to leave plugged in. The Iota 14.7 volt lithium dongle is over the internal bms voltage set point and will shut down our batteries if it is reached.

      Keep in mind that you do not need to have a maintenance/trickle charger for our batteries when they are in storage. If you bring your battle born batteries to a full charge and disconnect them from any power coming in or going out, they can hold a charge for up to a year without causing any kind of damage or concern.


  • lonewolf75495 | Mar 18, 2020 at 7:23 am

    I have two Battle Born 100Ah batteries on the way. I’m going to series them for 24v. I have four Renogy 100w panels that are wired in series for 48v. and their amperage is just under 6a.

    I will be using a Renogy Rover 40a MPPT charge controller. Will this controller work well to charge the Battle Born batteries? If so, please inform me of your recommended settings in user mode. There is also a “boost” setting. I don’t know when this “boost” happens, or how high the voltage/amps go.

    Thank you.

    • Jesse Asay | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:31 pm

      Hi Lonewolf,

      The Renogy solar charge controllers have proven to work well with our batteries, we typically recommend setting it to the lithium charging mode for best compatibility.


  • Julie H | Mar 18, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Is the BD 1260CL converter/charger compatible with the Battle Born batteries?

    • Jesse Asay | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      Hi Julie,

      The Boondocker works great with our batteries. You will want to switch it to fixed output mode and adjust the dial to 14.4 volts.

      Thank you,

  • jason b | Apr 3, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Hi, I ordered a battle born 24 volt 50 ah for use with a new minn-kota 24 volt trolling motor,
    my q’s are,
    . do I need a special 24 volt on board charger?
    . most chargers I see are for two 12 volt’s linked is series. hence two banks.
    . the battle born 24 volt is essentially two batteries in one.
    . I have a new minn-kota digital mk2100 2 banks, 5 amps per bank, 10 amp total which has two two pos, two neg terminals.
    . do I hook both pos and both neg to there correct post. or this that a huge no-no
    . or can I just hook up one set and charge the 24 volt with a single 12.
    any advice would be great. thank you Jason
    Thanks Battle Born!

    • Jesse Asay | Apr 7, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      Hi Jason,

      For a single 24 volt battery you will need a single bank 24 volt charging source in order to restore the power in your battery. We do have Victron blue smart 24 volt, 12 amp charger available that will work nicely with your 24 volt battle born. Please give us a call for more details. 775-622-3448

      Thank you,

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