Dakota Lithium | DL+ 12V 560Ah LiFePO4 Battery | CAN Bus Port Included
*12V 20A charger included! ($299 value)
Built to power an off grid farm or home during a cold North Dakota winter, the DL+ 12V 560 Ah battery is our most compact and powerful battery yet — ready for long expeditions in your RV, extended ocean voyages in your boat, or plenty of power for your air conditioner or off grid system. Engineered for maximum energy density, this battery has 560 Amp Hours of capacity in a waterproof battery case the size of a two 100 Amp Hour batteries. That’s 6X the amount of usable power, allowing you to replace a marine or solar battery bank of 12 AGM or lead acid batteries with a single DL+ 560.
Plus 1,000 cold cranking amps of engine starting power, making this battery the ultimate single battery solution for boats, RVs, food trucks, barns, garages, workshops, or any vehicle or space where you need a house battery that can jump start your engine. Also includes internal heating for charging in extreme cold. CAN bus communication port allows the battery to talk CAN bus electronics, allowing you to build smart power systems.
Built out of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology and reinforced with a ruggedized marine spec plastic case, this is a battery built to last. With a lifespan of 5,000 charge cycles this battery will last up to 6 times longer than your typical AGM battery – providing exceptional value over time. Optimized for marine/boating, solar energy, RVs & electric vehicles. LiFePO4 optimized charger included. 11 year warranty.
Link in parallel for added capacity. 1 unit is perfect for replacing the need for a generator on a large boat, very large RV, Skoolie, or off grid cabin or installing an off-grid air conditioning system. 2 units is ideal for most off grid homes. 4 units is 26 kwh of energy storage and is enough for a large 4 bedroom home with a solar array, a working farm, or business.
✔️ Boating & Sailboat Batteries
✔️ Off-Grid Energy Storage
✔️ Vans & Campers
✔️ Home Energy Storage
✔️ Solar Storage
✔️ DIY Powerwalls
✔️ Emergency Power
✔️ Powering Air Conditioning on RVs, Boats, or Vans
✔️ Backup Power
✔️ Replacing Generators
✔️ Sea Keepers
✔️ Food Trucks
Experience the Dakota Lithium Difference
The DL+ 12V 560Ah battery is built with Dakota Lithium's legendary LiFePO4 cells. 5,000+ recharge cycles (roughly 8-10 year lifespan at daily use) vs. 500 for other lithium batteries or lead acid.
Features / Specs
Best in Class 11 Year Warranty. That is 10 years more warranty then most lead acid batteries.
560 Ampere hours (Ah). Dakota Lithium batteries provide consistent power for all 560 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.
COLD CRANKING AMPS
1,000 CCA is adequate to start most boat and large vehicle engines
12.8 Volts (Dakota Lithium 12V batteries can be used in series for up to 48V systems)
26.3"x 7.7"x 9.85" (670×195×250mm). Height is to the top of the terminals.
117 lbs (53Kg)
Up to 80% capacity for 4,000 cycles in recommended conditions, 70% capacity at 5,000 recharge cycles. Half-life (50% capacity) of 6,000 - 7,000 re-charge cycles (Typical SLA has 500 cycles). Backed up by an 11 year warranty.
300A max continuous, 600A max 20-second pulse, 1,000A max 5-sec CCA pulse (equivalent to 2,000CCA in lead acid starter battery power). LiFePO4 chemistry has a flat voltage curve, meaning this battery will maintain a voltage of >12V for the full discharge cycle in most applications.
100 A standard charge, 300A max charge current for 60 sec. Included is a LiFePO4 compatible charger. A SLA charger may work, but will reduce performance and lifespan of the battery. Even heat technology allows for charging below 32'F. Internal even-heat technology allows for charging below 0°C/32°F
Ideal for rugged & harsh environments. Much better than SLA or other lithium batteries. -20°F min, +150°F max optimal operating temps (battery performs well down to -20°F). Internal even-heat technology allows for charging below 32°F. BMS high temp cut off at 167°F / 75°C..
INTERNAL EVEN-HEAT TECHNOLOGY
Increases performance in extreme cold. When charging the battery in temperatures below 0°C/32°F DL's internal heating element will warm the cells to 0°C/32°F. This increases the lifespan, performance, and efficiency of the battery.
SAFE & RELIABLE
Includes active BMS protection circuit that handles cell balancing, low voltage cutoff, high voltage cutoff, short circuit protection and high temperature protection for increased performance and longer life
TERMINALS AND POSTS
M8 Terminals with marine & automotive grade terminal covers.
MARINE GRADE & WATERPROOF
Max IP65 water resistance rating. Appropriate for marine environments, not submersible.
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.
Dakota Lithium is certified by ISO 9001:2015 for lithium battery engineering, manufacturing, and quality control. This means that the battery systems available at Dakota Lithium are designed and manufactured to the highest ISO 9001:2015 engineering standards. In addition, quality control is completed by our US based engineering team and follows ISO 9001 standards. This added layer of safety, quality, and reliability ensures that your battery will last a long, long time.
FREE LIFEPO4 CHARGER INCLUDED
12V 20A charger included ($299 value). Dakota Lithium 12V batteries should be charged at 14.4 volts, higher than AGM or lead acid. Lead acid chargers will work, but will only charge the battery to 80% of capacity.
CAN bus communication port and NMEA compatibility for connecting to marine, off grid, and automotive electronics. 7 pin CAN plug with hardware included.
ON/OFF CONTROL OF BATTERY TERMINALS VIA EXTERNAL DATA PORT
Control the terminals of your pack externally, or remotely. Two analog control pins allow you to connect either or both to a (third) power pin to disable charging or discharging. Independent Charge/Discharge shut offs can be triggered by an external switch or logic controller. Shut off only the charging function, or only the discharging function, or both, and re-activate them at will. Useful in larger automated systems or local smart-grid projects.
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 Lower 48 US 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.
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 email@example.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.