Best 200Ah Lithium Battery: What Your Trip Needs

Lithium batteries are becoming the go-to power source for caravans in Australia. Especially a 200Ah lithium battery.

It’s easy to see why!

Lithium batteries are not only lightweight. They also boast a high performance and have an incredible life cycle compared to other battery types.

What Is A Lithium Battery?

A lithium battery might look similar to a lead acid AGM battery. But the way they work is very different. The charge and recharge process for an AGM battery uses a chemical reaction. A lithium battery uses ions.

For a caravan or RV, the big advantage of lithium batteries is their size and weight. A lithium caravan battery not only takes up a much smaller footprint, but is half the weight of a traditional lead acid battery!

Pro tip: Swapping out your old AGM battery for a lithium can ensure your RV does not go over the legal weight limits.

Another huge benefit is that a lithium caravan battery provides 60% more usable power than its counterpart! This is because it has a depth of discharge of 80% compared to 50% for an AGM battery. Plus, a lithium battery will give you almost double the lifecycle of the AGM equivalent.

The 200Ah lithium battery is the most popular size for caravans and 4WDs.

Lithium Batteries for 4WD’s & Caravans – Revolution Power

Why?

A 200Ah lithium battery gives you everything you need to run high current appliances and gadgets on a longer road trip, with all the benefits of weight, size and efficiency.

Here We Compare The Best 200Ah Lithium Batteries:

1. Enerdrive:

Enerdrive is the current market leading brand for lithium batteries, which by itself is a compelling reason to choose them. They also make brilliant products including the Enerdrive 200Ah Lithium Battery. It is hands down our best-selling lithium battery.

Why An Enerdrive 200Ah Lithium Battery?

Heaps To Choose From:

Enerdrive offers an extensive range of bundles that include a 200Ah battery. Some of our favourites include the classic Enerdrive ePower B-TEC 200Ah Battery Pack with DC2DC Charger, the AC2DC Charger Pack, or one with the 40A DC & AC Charger and Battery Monitor. There’s even a pack designed with everything you need for Off-grid 4×4 Trips.

We have to make a special mention to the latest innovation by Enerdrive as well which are the Canopy Power Systems. These systems are all in one power solutions which are pre-wired and built in a unique compact box. With three different variations (The Explorer, The Traveller or The Adventurer) plus the option to add a 125Ah, 200Ah or 300Ah lithium battery, we highly recommend checking these units out!

The Enerdrive 4WD Canopy Adventurer System comes with the option to include a 200Ah or 300Ah lithium battery for the ultimate caravan, RV or 4WD setup!

Inbuilt BMS:

The Enerdrive ePOWER B-TEC 200Ah Lithium Battery comes with an internal battery management system (BMS), with a restart button for easy recovery. The BMS will monitor each cell within the battery and is designed to protect the battery from over-charge, over-discharge, over-heating and short circuiting.

More Storage:

If you need more storage you can run two Enerdrive BTEC 200Ah Batteries in parallel. Just make sure you know the risks to your batteries in the long term. If you’re looking for 2x 200Ah lithium batteries in a bundle check out the Enerdrive 400Ah Off-Grid 40A DC & 60A AC Charging Bundle, with 720W Solar Panels or the same model with a 2000W AC Transfer Inverter.

Expanding Your Enerdrive B-TEC Capacity: Enerdrive Batteries in Parallel

Stay In Control:

Download the Enerdrive app to keep tabs on your battery capacity, voltage, current and more.

Ready To Go:

All model is packaged and complete in a handy battery box with straps.

2. Revolution Power:

You might not know the name Revolution Power. But this is a brand that deserves serious consideration.

The Revolution Power 200Ah Lithium Battery has everything you need to power up your campsite. Sure, you pay a bit more for the battery – but you can see below that the benefits make it worthwhile.

Why A Revolution Power 200Ah Lithium Battery?

More Amp Hours For Your Money:

A Revolution Power 200Ah Lithium Battery actually provides 240.00 Amp hours, compared to Enerdrive which only offers 200Ah.

More Storage:

You also get the most storage of any of the 200Ah lithium batteries – you can actually pull the full 200Ah out of it. But it doesn’t have as high discharge current.

BMS Included:

Like Enerdrive, Revolution Power’s lithium battery comes with an internal battery management system.

Parallel Running:

Revolution Power batteries can be run in parallel to give you unprecedented power and performance when you’re spending longer off-grid. We even offer a 400Ah bundle which includes 2x 200Ah Lithium Batteries ready to go!

3. Victron:

When it comes to 200Ah Lithium Batteries, Victron knows its stuff. The company makes a wide range of renewable energy products designed in the Netherlands and built to the highest performance, efficiency and reliability. The Victron LiFePO4 Lithium Battery 12.8V/200Ah is no exception.

Why A Victron 200Ah Lithium Battery?

Multiple Connections:

Victron Lithium Batteries can be connected in parallel or series.

Best Lifecycle:

Of any of the 200Ah lithium batteries on the market, Victron has the greatest lifecycle. The Depth of discharge (DOD) is an impressive 80% under controlled conditions, allowing 2500 cycles.

Continuous Discharge:

Victron lithium batteries can discharge 200Ah continuously, which delivers high performance.

Stay In Control:

Like Enerdrive, Victron has a free app that helps you stay in the know about your cell voltage and temperature. It means you can quickly localise a potential problem, such as a cell imbalance.

Look out for Victron bundles – coming soon!

4. Invicta:

Another lesser-known brand, Invicta, offers a premium range of high quality lithium batteries with the added benefits of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology. This gives them a greater tolerance to high temperatures, overcharging, and short circuiting.

Why An Invicta 200Ah Lithium Battery?

Internal BMS:

The Invicta 200Ah Lithium Battery boasts an integrated battery management system for safer use.

Good Lifecycle:

The battery features a large number of cycles with more than 2000 (100% DoD).

Bluetooth Connectivity:

Bluetooth versions are available so you can monitor the health and state of your battery from a phone app.

Bundles Available:

Invicta offers a couple of bundles. The main difference is that one includes the DC2DC Charger and a 12V Automatic Battery Charger, and the other one only comes with the DC2DC Battery Charger.  Check out the entire Invicta battery bundle range here.

Our Verdict:

We highly recommend all four batteries and brands – especially because they all come with generous 3-year warranties backed by national service agent support.

So how do you choose? Our advice is to weigh up how much you want to spend. Then consider whether you need other components, such as chargers or battery monitors. If you do, check out the amazing Enerdrive bundles! If you want extra storage, Revolution Power is a top choice.

At the end of the day, each lithium battery brand has its own strengths – the trick is to know what boxes you really want to tick. 

Head to our website to check out which lithium battery suits your caravan and camping needs or call our friendly product experts on 1300 400 122!

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