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Dakota Lithium | 48V 96Ah Deep Cycle LiFePO4 Battery (Free Charger Included)

 

Free 48V 8A LiFePO4 Charger included!

 

Built Dakota tough, this single 48V (volt) lithium battery will help you play longer and go further with twice the run time for your golf cart, electric vehicle, or electric outboard motor, while lasting 4x longer, providing exceptional lifetime value.

 

Built out of our legendary lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) cells, this battery requires no maintenance or watering, can be installed in any orientation, and can charge 5X faster then lead acid – giving you more time, and more freedom.

 

The best part is this single Dakota Lithium battery weighs 1/4 as much as a set of lead acid golf cart batteries, allowing you to cut 300 lbs or more off your cart. Experience better vehicle handling, less wear & tear, and lower maintenance costs.

 

With almost 5kWh (kilowatt hours) of deep cycle power inside of a single power source, this is the largest battery Dakota Lithium makes and it optimized for deep cycle and marine applications like 48V solar energy storage, 48V electric outboard motors, 48V golf carts, or any 48V application where you need steady power for a long time.

 

 

Experience the Dakota Lithium Difference

The DL 48V 96Ah battery is built with Dakota Lithium's legendary LiFePO4 cells. 2,000+ recharge cycles (roughly 5 year lifespan at daily use) vs. 500 for other lithium batteries or lead acid. Optimal performance down to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit (for winter warriors). Plus twice the power of lead-acid batteries at half the weight.

 

Suitable for:

✔️ 48V Solar Energy Power Systems

✔️ Drop In 48V Lithium Replacement Battery

✔️ 48V Golf Carts

✔️ 48V Electric Outboard Motors

✔️ 48V Electric Vehicles

✔️ Single 48V LifePO4 Replacement for 6V, 8V, and 12V Golf Cart Batteries

✔️ 40 - 60 Mile Battery Range for Most Golf Carts

✔️ Torqueedo 48V Outboard Motors

✔️ Wire 2 in Parallel for Double the Battery Range

✔️ Elco 48V Outboard Motors

✔️ Yamaha 48V Golf Carts

✔️ Excellent for 48V Talor-Dunn Golf Carts

✔️ Preferred Upgrade for 48V Polaris Golf Carts

✔️ Ideal for 48V Par Car

✔️ Compatible with Most 48V Golf Carts

 

 Features / Specs

11 YEAR WARRANTY

World beating, best in class, eleven year manufacturer defect warranty.

 

STORAGE CAPACITY

96 Ampere hours (Ah). Dakota Lithium batteries provide consistent power for all 96 Amp hours. DL LiFePO4 batteries have a flat voltage curve, which means they have a steady power output as the battery discharges. The power output will not dramatically drop like similar sized SLA batteries. You get all the juice down to the last drop.

 

VOLTAGE

48V (not intended for wiring multiple batteries in series, 48V systems only).

 

ENERGY

4,915 Watt hours (Wh) per battery (4.6 kWh power system).

 

TERMINALS

M8 bolt size. Easy to adapt to different connection needs. (Max torque 15 ft. lbs.)

 

WEIGHT

77 lbs (35Kg). That's 80% lighter than a set of lead acid batteries, saving 300 lbs. of weight.

 

SIZE

20.5" x 10.5" x 8.66" (520x267x220mm).

 

BATTERY RANGE

For carts with a max speed of 23 mph or less expect a battery range of 40 - 60 miles depending on cart model. For carts with a max speed of 27 mph expect a battery range of 30 - 40 miles. Wire 2 units in parallel to double the battery range.

 

LIFECYCLES (BATTERY LIFESPAN)

Up to 100% capacity for 2,000 recharge cycles (100%DOD), 80% capacity at ≥4,000 recharge cycles (80%DOD), 50% capacity at ≥6,000 (50%DOD - battery half life). The typical SLA has 500 cycles. Dakota Lithium batteries last so long that the price per use is a fraction of traditional batteries.

 

OPERATING TEMPERATURE

Ideal for rugged & harsh environments. Much better than SLA or other lithium’s. -20°F min, +120°F max optimal operating temps (battery performs well down to -20°F). Avoid charging below 32°F.

 

DISCHARGE

100A max continuous, 200A max pulse for 3-5 minutes. The flat discharge voltage curve provides a 75% bigger capacity then a SLA 100Ah battery.

 

CHARGE

50A max, 57.6V recommended. Free 48V 8A LiFePO4 battery charger is included.

 

INCLUDES ACTIVE BMS PROTECTION

Contains a circuit that handles cell balancing, low voltage cutoff, high voltage cutoff, short circuit protection and temperature protection for increased performance and longer life. A LiFePO4 battery charger is required to turn the battery back on after a BMS cut off (included w purchase).

 

CERTIFICATIONS

All batteries are UN38 certified. Dakota Lithium's cells are UL1642 certified and have been tested per IEC62133 standards. Meets all US & International regulations for air, ground, train, & marine transport.

 

ISO 9001:2015

Dakota Lithium is ISO Certified per 9001:2015 standards, and select models are produced in ISO 14001 certified facilities.

 

CHARGER INCLUDED

Free 48V 8A LiFePO4 charger included. Dakota Lithium 48V batteries should be charged at 57.6 volts, higher than AGM or lead acid. Lead acid chargers will work, but will only charge the battery to 80% of capacity. Upgrade to 48V 15A charger for 2X the charging time.

 

FREE FREIGHT SHIPPING

Free shipping included to lower 48 US states. Battery must ship via Freight and will be delivered on a shipping pallet.

 

HOW MUCH POWER DO I NEED FOR MY GOLF CART?

This single 48V battery will replace a set of 6V, 8V, or 12V batteries in a 48V cart. This battery is suitable for most carts with a max speed of less than 27 mph and a motor controller rated under 240 Amps. If your motor controller is rated 240 Amps or higher, you may need two of these 48V batteries in parallel (some dune buggies, off-road carts, ATVs, and high speed carts fall into this category).

 

HOW MUCH POWER DO I NEED FOR SOLAR PANELS?

Each battery has 4.6 kWh of power storage. 48V has an efficiency advantage for solar energy systems (google 48V vs 12V for solar energy). 500 - 800 watts of solar panel capacity with a 48V solar charge controller would fully charge this battery daily.


FAQ

Twice the power?

Yes! Here at Dakota Lithium we build all of our batteries with lithium iron phosphate technology which has many distinct advantages over traditional batteries. Including 60% less weight, a charging speed that is up to 5X faster, and a significantly longer lifespan (5-10 years longer on average). One of the most noticeable advantages however is the flat voltage curve. Unlike a lead acid battery where the voltage drops as you use the battery a Dakota Lithium battery has a steady voltage for 99% of the battery's charge. That means you get all the power down to the last drop and double the usable power of traditional batteries.

 

Are Lithium batteries safe?

Dakota Lithium batteries are 100% safe & reliable. Our signature chemistry, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4), does not contain rare earth elements (like Cobalt) or heavy metals, is non-toxic, including no lead or acid, is non-corrosive, does not off gas, requires no watering or maintenance, can be placed in any orientation, and unlike other lithium batteries will not explode or catch fire. In addition, each Dakota Lithium battery is protected from over heating, over charging, and short circuiting, by a battery management system (BMS) microchip that also extends the lifespan and is contained in a rugged, waterproof case (although enough water can conduct electricity between the terminals, so don't submerse the battery). For best performance & reliability we recommend using a LiFePO4 charger.  

 

How do I charge a lithium battery?

Dakota Lithium batteries perform best when charged by a lithium compatible charger. Lead acid or SLA chargers, on-board chargers for AGM batteries, or other non-lithium chargers will charge a Dakota Lithium battery but only to 70-80% of capacity. This is because Dakota Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) technology charges and is full at a higher voltage then traditional batteries (Dakota Lithium charges at 14.4 Volts). Chargers with a lithium battery setting or designed for lithium will charge at the appropriate voltage. See our full catalog of LiFePO4 battery chargers here. All batteries 54Ah and larger include a free LiFePO4 compatible charger. For troubleshooting tips download the Dakota Lithium battery user manual here.

 

Will cold weather affect my battery?

Your Dakota Lithium battery will discharge normally between a range of -20F and 120F (-29C to 49C). DL batteries are commonly used among ice fishers for their flashers and ice augers, so they are quite resilient and are frequently used in cold climates. In cases of extreme cold however, it is recommended that the batteries be insulated. We also do not recommend charging our batteries below freezing temperatures. If you are planning to regularly charge your battery below freezing temperatures we recommend the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery which has an internal heating element and is optimal for use in cars, trucks, RVs, off grid solar, and any application where the battery will be charged regularly in extremely cold environments (like a North Dakota winter).

 

Can I use this to start my car/boat engine?

Our DL+ line of batteries have 1000cca of engine starting power plus the same legendary deep cycle capabilities of all Dakota Lithium batteries. That means you can use them for starting a boat, car or truck engine. Our standard deep cycle batteries do not have this cold cranking ability and can not be used for a starting battery.

 

What Trolling Motor Battery do you recommend?

Dakota Lithium is a proud sponsor of over 200+ professional athletes in the fishing industry. Here's batteries sizes recommended by our pros depending on the size of your trolling motor: Motor Thrust / Max Amp Draw (A) @ Voltage (V) / Recommended Battery

 

What battery do I need for my RV or Camper Van?

The industry standard house battery size used in most RVs, Campers, and #VanLife builds is the  DL 12V 100Ah Battery. This is a drop in replacement for AGM and most lead acid batteries. If you are charging off your engine's alternator we recommend a Victron DC-DC smart charger. If charging off solar panels we recommend a Victron Smart Solar charge controller, or if you have a solar charge controller choose the lithium setting. A handy size chart for number of batteries needed by size of RV is available here.

 

Free Shipping to US & Canada

Free Shipping to Lower 48 US States + Canada*

 

United States: Dakota Lithium will ship your batteries for free anywhere in the lower 48 US States (excludes Alaska and Hawaii). Batteries ship UPS ground freight and will arrive in 5-7 days to most of the US. You will receive an email with a tracking number after your order ships. The USPS does not allow for batteries to be shipped to Post Office boxes (PO Box). Please use a street address. Larger batteries (over 300 watts) require hazmat shipping. We pay the cost of Hazmat and freight (typically $90 to $150 a battery). You pay $0 for shipping.

 

Canada: Dakota Lithium can ship to most Canadian provinces served by UPS or FedEx. Canadian shipping is free for most Dakota Lithium products. *For select items that are out of stock in Canada but available in the US the cost to ship from the US, including duty & GST will be calculated. Free shipping is via ground, and ships from Dakota Lithium's warehouse in Delta, BC.


Warranty

Eleven Year Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our products:
  • 1) 30 day money back guarantee on all orders. If you are unsatisfied for any reason with one of our batteries you can return it for a refund up to 30 days after purchase.
  • 2) 11 year manufacturer defect warranty on all batteries. If we made a mistake building your battery we will repair or replace it. See warranty & return policy for details.
  • 3) Lifetime technical support. Reach out to sales@romeosolar.com for help from our team of experts.
  • 4) 1 year warranty on chargers, powerbox case, and accessories.

 

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

If you are unsatisfied for any reason with one of our batteries you can return it for a refund, less a 5% restocking fee, up to 30 days after shipping date.

 

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