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.

51 Comments
  • 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).

  • 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

      Carl,
      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

      Carl
      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.

  • 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

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

      Thanks

  • 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

      Dave,
      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.

      855-292-2831

  • 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

      Brian,
      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?

    Thanks
    Curt

    • 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

    Hello
    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
    Wireing.

    Thanks

    • 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.

      Thanks,

  • 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

      Dave,
      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%.

      Thanks,

  • 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.

      Thanks,

  • 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?

    https://www.amazon.com/Renogy-Battery-Batteries-Multi-stage-Charging/dp/B07Q5VYPCF/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_6815984011&linkCode=sl1&tag=websiteforums-20&linkId=06a72e14757a36f3b1835b7054eaa44f&language=en_US

    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
      14.7V
      charging limit voltage
      14.6V
      over voltage reconnect voltage
      14.6V
      Equalize charging voltage
      Off or 14.4V
      Boost charging voltage
      14.6V
      Float charging voltage
      13.6V
      Boost reconnect charging voltage
      13.2V
      low voltage reconnect voltage
      12.0V
      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.
    Thanks.

    • 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.

      Thanks,

  • 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,

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