Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Battery Chemistry Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)
Rated Capacity 12.8V / 105Ah / 1344Wh / 150A
Cycle Life 3500+ & 100% DoD
Weight 23 Pounds
Dimensions 10.2″ L X 6.6″ W X 8.8″ H (9.8″ H to top of post)
Max Charge Rate 100A
Max Charge Voltage 14.6V
Operation Temperature -4 to 131 ºF
Charge Temperature 32 to 113 ºF
Warranty Limited Lifetime (see manual)
The Safari UT 1300 is virtually maintenance-free, meaning you don’t have to use it or even trickle charge it every 3-4 months, deal with fluids since it doesn’t have any, or remove it from your vehicle and store it for the next season. It can hold its charge for up to 2 years and can be recharged after that time too.
The Safari UT 1300 performs better than lead-acid batteries in most weather conditions. It can charge between temps of 32° to 113° and can discharge between -4° to 131° at 100% rate. Outside these ranges, it can discharge at a lower rate.
Note, ALL types of batteries need to be above freezing in order to charge them. As a result, it is best to use the batteries in a climate-controlled location (not on the tongue of a trailer or using a lead-acid battery compartment that has to be ventilated, thus allowing freezing air to circulate around the battery).
The Safari UT and other lithium batteries can be placed in an insulated space, inside the RV or other climate-controlled areas. Some users have suggested using a Battery Heating Pad that you can find online. We recommend using the battery in a climate-controlled location.
We recommend setting all voltages to a max of 14.6 per UT in series or at least close to it.
End amps or tail amps need to be set as low as possible and inverter low voltage needs to be set to 11.5V.
Victron inverters charger and charge controllers should be set to 13.9 volts for a 12-volt inverter and 27.8 for 24-volt inverters.