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.

23 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.

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