In this series, we will share more about Battle Born Batteries, the research we conduct, the products we offer and answer some frequently asked questions. As the first blog in our FAQ series, we wanted to focus on some of the very basic questions we get about who we are as a company and what we do.
One of the most common questions we get asked is why we make both Dragonfly Energy and Battle Born Batteries.
Our company Dragonfly Energy provides our revolutionary lithium-ion technology directly to OEMs, or original equipment manufacturers. If you are looking for a turn–key solution to your off-grid boondocking needs, finding an OEM that uses Dragonfly Energy batteries is the way to go! The Keystone Montana’s Super Solar Flex package option or Airstream’s upgraded Power Plus option are just a few OEMs that offer our products turnkey. In order to help fund our research and development, we created Battle Born Batteries, which offers the same powerful lithium technology directly to consumers.
Who We Are:
Battle Born Batteries, located in Sparks, Nevada, offers the power of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) to bring the most efficient, stable, and powerful lithium-ion battery to the market. Designed to last because of our cutting-edge technology, these batteries can be charged and discharged repeatedly, unlike lead–acid batteries. From the start, our company’s goal has been to make green renewable energy readily available for everyone. Our batteries are specifically used in marine, off-grid, RV, van, and golf cart applications.
Founded in 2013 by our CEO Denis and COO Sean, our doors officially opened to the public in 2014. The two met while enrolled in the Executive MBA program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Both men shared a dissatisfaction with the energy storage industry, a sector where they both previously had worked. With a goal to change the way lithium-ion batteries are made, Denis and Sean set to work building them out of Denis’ garage. Their idea was so successful, Denis and Sean went on to place highly in competitions such as the University’s Sontag Entrepreneurship competition and the Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State Governor’s Cup. Battle Born Batteries has been working hard to help you get out there and stay out there ever since.
Why do Battle Born Batteries use Lithium?
Our company believes lithium is superior to lead–acid batteries in many ways. Better for the environment and your wallet, our batteries can power so many applications. Whether it’s a sailboat on the open water or an off-grid homestead, our LiFePO4 deep cycle batteries offer several advantages over lead-acid batteries. Some of the biggest advantages are they are a fifth of the weight of the average AGM battery, they’re maintenance–free with a built-in battery management system, BMS, and they last for thousands of cycles over its long lifespan.
Our batteries don’t emit gases or fumes during use or while stored, thanks to the stability that lithium iron phosphate chemistry provides. Our products come in all popular battery sizes and can be used as drop-in replacements for lead–acid. We’ve also launched the heated model of our BB10012 battery, incorporating an internal heating system for the charge and discharge restrictions for the BMS.
In our recent white paper study, our team tested our standard BB10012 against comparably sized lead-acid batteries for cold temperature charging which proves even non-heated batteries outperform lead-acid batteries at every temperature.
Backed by a ten-year warranty and a stateside customer service and tech team, our company makes a product that will deliver stored power when needed.
What do we do?
While we do not conduct installs at our facilities, our sales and tech specialists are more than happy to help you design the perfect system for you. Our team is happy to help get you the correct sized battery bank and supporting components, along with troubleshooting if something is not functioning as it should. Please note that we are not installers and always recommend getting your system checked out by a certified professional. We have installers that we work with across the country, and in Canada, so ask a member of our team for their recommendations in your area!
We know what you’re thinking. Do we sell batteries to the public?
The answer is: yes, we do! We offer free shipping to the main 48 states, but also ship internationally. Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska is available, and shipping quotes can be provided upon request. International shipments are available via a US-based freight forwarder, but all additional charges are the customer’s responsibility, such as duties, taxes, freight and any potential warranty returns. We unfortunately can’t ship to all locations in the world, but we are able to ship to most places. In total, customers must pay for shipping, along with the duties, taxes and fees when applicable.
Now you’re asking yourself, where can you buy our batteries?
Our website, of course! Not sure of what you need or if your existing components are lithium compatible? Give our sales and tech team a call at (855) 292-2831 or email them at [email protected]. They will help get you setup with everything you need and answer any questions that you may have.