Lion Safari UT 250 | 12V | 20Ah | Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery | Lion Energy | 1-5 Days Ship Time

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Lion Safari UT 250 | 12V | 20Ah | Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery | Lion Energy | 1-5 Days Ship Time

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Lion Safari UT 700

The Safari UT™ 250 replaces lead acid batteries for energy storage and for auxiliary power. It’s great for smaller power needs than the Safari UT™ 700 or 1300.

    Benefits
    • Last Longer – 7 year warranty
    • Maintenance Free – Retains charge up to 1 year, no trickle charging or fluids needed
    • Fast Charging and Lightweight – 15% faster charging with smart Battery Management System (BMS) and only 5 lbs
    • Longer Run Time – Uses all the stored energy instead of 50% like lead acid batteries do 

    There's a lot of things to love about the Safari UT 250 from the light weight of just over 5 lbs. and zero maintenance to it being able to be recharged with renewable sources like the sun.



    Weighs Less

    At only 5.2 lbs, it super light weight.



    Safety


    Made from Lithium Iron Phosphate, it's the safest lithium battery on the market. You can use it indoors or outdoors.


    Lasts Longer

    Long lasting life cycles at 2,500+ using full depth of discharge (DOD). It can hold a charge for up to 1 year.


    Renewable Solar Batteries

    Use the power of the sun to fully recharge the UT 250 in as little as 2.5 hrs.


    2X the Energy

    You can use all the stored energy (20Ah) of the UT 250 instead of only half, like lead acid batteries do.


    Expandable for More Power

    If 20A continuously and a 35A peak, isn't quite enough, connect two in parallel or in series for more power and capacity.  


    Zero Maintenance

    No fluids. No trickle charging. No mess. The Safari UT 250 just works – day in and day out.  


    7 Year Warranty

    Using Lithium Iron Phosphate technology it can be drained and recharged over 2,500 times – much longer than Lead Acid batteries. That is why it's backed by a 7 year warranty.


    Environmentally Friendly

    Produces zero emissions or carbon footprint during use, no greenhouse gases, and does not damage the environment. It's good for you and the planet.



    Where to Use

    Life On Your Terms

    This small but powerful battery has 20Ah of capacity which can provide a full day of power for electronics like a fish finder, ice auger, gazebo lights, or powering your wheelchair or mobility scooter. The UT 250 is a great, smaller option.

    Be Prepared To Power Anything

    In addition to powering all your toys, you can also use your Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries to be prepared for any emergency.

    The Lion Energy DIY Solar Kit lets you harness the power of the sun, store the energy in your UT 250 battery, and convert it to power for your devices, tools, lights, and many other power needs. Use the DIY Kit for your shed, cabin, gazebo, campsite, or outdoor adventure.

     

    Specifications

    Tech Specs

    Weight (pounds) 5.2
    Dimensions - Inches (L x W x H)  (Wingnuts add 0.5 inches in Height) 7.1 x 3.0 x 6.6
(7.1 x 3.0 x 7.1)
    Warranty 7 Years
    Certification RoHS, FCC, CE

    Battery

    Battery Chemistry Cylindrical Cell LiFePO4
Lithium Iron Phosphate
    Battery Capacity - Watt Hours (Wh) / Amp Hours (Ah) 256Wh / 20 Ah
    Battery Output - Amps (A) 35A Continuous Discharge
    Life Cycles 2,500+ at 100% Depth of Discharge (DOD)
    Charge Retention Up to 1 Year
    Charging / Operating Temp 32° to 113° F / -4° to 131° F
    Series / Parallel 12V to 48V / 20Ah, 40Ah, 60Ah+

    Charge Rate

    Maximum Charge Rate - Amps (A) : Up to 20A
    Recommended Charging Voltage - Volts (V)  13.9V - 14.6V


    Safety

    The Lion Safari UT 250 is made from Lithium Iron Phosphate. Because it does not emit any toxic fumes or gases, you can use it inside your home, tent, RV or any other confined area. Lithium Iron Phosphate is the highest grade, safest battery composition available and has no potentially volatile chemistry. The UT 250 goes through extensive testing from initial design through production and before it ever leaves Lion Energy. It doesn't get shipped to you until it passes our Grandma Test (it's good enough to give to our own grandma, it's that good).
    FAQ's



    What is the Safari UT 250?

    The Safari UT 250 is the latest in Lithium battery technology. It replaces traditional deep cycle lead acid batteries with the safest Lithium Iron Phosphate. It is a "plug and play" battery. Simply remove the deep cycle lead acid battery and replace it with this superior performing battery.

    What does the Safari UT 250 power?

    The Safari UT 250 is an amazing Lithium Iron Phosphate battery that can be used for auxiliary power in Boats, Cabins, Sheds, Gazebos, and where you need a reliable sources of stored energy. It replaces lead acid batteries and provides twice the energy because all of its energy (amp hours) can be used instead of only ~50% like lead acid batteries provide. How about using it to store energy at a cabin so you can power lights and more? Yes, you can use it for that too. It can be used 100% and then recharge over 2,500 times and still have 80% of its capacity left. (Note: The Safari UT 250 is not a battery to use for starting vehicles.)

    How long does it last?

    The life of the Safari UT 250 Lithium battery is approximately 14X that of deep cycle lead acid batteries in its class. And it comes with a 7 year warranty.

    How long can the Safari UT 250 hold a charge?

    The Safari UT 250 will maintain its charge for up to 1 year without having to charge it. This is known as shelf life or storage life. However, we recommend using it more frequently.

    Can it store solar power?

    The Safari UT 250 is a great energy storage unit for solar power from panels on homes, cabins, businesses, and RV's, just in smaller amounts than the Safari UT 700 or 1300.

    Do I have to maintain it?

    The Safari UT 250 is virtually maintenance free, meaning you don't have to use it or even trickle charge it every 3-4 months or deal with water or acid since it doesn't have any. It can hold its charge for up to 1 year and can be recharge and used time and time again.

    Is it good in bad weather?

    The Safari UT 250 performs better than lead acid batteries in most weather conditions. It can charge between temps of 32° to 113° F and can discharge between -4° to 131° F at 100%.

    How big is it?

    The Safari UT 250 weighs in at just 5.2 pounds. The dimensions are 7.1" x 3.0" x 6.6" (L x W x H)

    What's the rated capacity?

    The Safari UT 250 is commonly referred to as a 12V, 20Ah (how much energy is stored in it), 256Wh. Technically, it is nominal 12.8V lithium iron phosphate battery.

    Can you use it in series or parallel

    Yes. The Safari UT 250 can increase the voltage from 12V up to 48V total by connecting them in series (4 batteries connected together via + to - posts). You can increase the amps (A) and Amp Hours (Ah) up to 140A and 60+ Ah in parallel (+ to + and - to -). If you really want to increase your power and capacity, we recommend upgrading to the Safari UT 700 or 1300.

    Battery Charging Parameters

    We recommend setting all voltage to a max of 14.6 per Safari 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 13.9V for a 12V inverter and 27.8V for 24V inverters.

    What is a BMS?

    The Safari UT already has an internal Battery Management System (BMS) that acts as a safety net to shut down the battery if it is out of specific parameters. This prevents the battery from over charging or discharging as well as operating outside of the temperature range.

    Can I use my standard charger?

    Yes! You could use a standard battery charger and it will charge the Safari UT battery. However, since most chargers are designed for a lead acid battery, they are made to go up to a certain voltage. On a lead acid battery their "full" is about between 12.8V and 13.8V. The Safari UT 250 can accept a charge up to 14.8V. Most charger will get the batteries up to 13.8V. For best performance, we recommend a lithium charger.

    Can I use a heating element to keep my lithium batteries above freezing?

    If you want to use some type of heating element to keep the battery above freezing, do an online search or check out sites like offgidpowerpack.com. You can keep the battery inside so it's not exposed to extreme temperatures.

    Maximum Charge Rate - Amps (A) Up to 20A
    Recommended Charging Voltage - Volts (V) 13.9V - 14.6V

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    Runt - Verified Lion Energy Review
    Its a Great Power Source

    After receiving the Lion Energy Safari UT 250 Battery I immediately opened it to see if I could hook it up to the power inverter. I was actually able to do just that and it was extremely easy and that is saying a lot due to the fact that I am very challenged in regard to hooking up electric and electronics. It is something my husband normally does for me. So that was a big plus. It took me approximately 10 minutes to complete the hook up. The first thing I did was plug in my I-phone and sure enough it began charging. And then a bedside table lamp worked perfectly as well. I am looking forward to using it to power some outdoor LED string lights on the canopy where we do our grilling. Using the Lion Energy Safari UT 250 Battery was a complete success and so easy to hook up. I highly recommend this battery and I am really pleased with its uses.

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    beccalam13 - Verified Lion Energy Review
    Excellent Quality Battery

    The Lion Safari UT 250 Lithium Battery goes perfectly with my Lion DIY Solar Kit. Having this reliable, great quality, portable battery puts my family's minds at ease. We get frequent storms and power outages here in Florida and this will really come in handy. It is lightweight and easy to use. Knowing that I have a way to charge all our devices and to keep our food from spoiling is very comforting to me. A few years ago we went through a minor hurricane and lost power for a couple days. All of our meat and food went bad plus eventually all of our devices ran out of juice. I hope to never have that happen again since we now have this wonderful alternative source of energy. I use our Lion Energy solar panel to charge this battery. The thing I love the most about it is that it holds a charge for 2 years. I find that absolutely amazing. The battery is also zero maintenance and has a 7 Year Limited Warranty. I can use the battery along with my Savanna IV power inverter which provides 2 standard AC plugs and 4 USB ports. I can keep the refrigerator going, charge my phone and laptop, as well as run a fan to keep us cooler during the outage. No more being left in the dark without power. I only wish I had been introduced to this product sooner. I really love this high quality and well built battery. It is designed perfectly and is just what we need for emergencies or if we ever decide to hit the road and want to have some portable power. Super impressed! Definitely recommend.

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    Topcat101 - Verified Lion Energy Review
    Big enough

    This little battery holds quite a bit of power. I fully charged it with the solar panels and ran my small fan all night. There's still power left in it. It doesn't weigh much at all. My first thought was it needed to be filled with water. The battery is sealed to keep you from making that mistake. But honestly it is so lightweight. No need for handles. So easy, just screw in the posts and it's ready to charge. Small enough to set on a ledge or 2x4 frame in shed. I may get another battery or maybe a larger battery to store more power. It really depends on how much I end up using it. A few of these fully charged would be awesome to have during power outages.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Tech Specs

    Dimensions and Safety

    THE BENEFITS

    There's a lot of things to love about the LifePO4 technology from exceptionally fast charging times, to multiple outputs, and safety for you and the environment.
    • Weighs Less

      At only 23 lbs, and a standard group 24 size (small footprint), this LiFePO4 battery is about 1/2 the weight of traditional batteries yet exceptionally powerful.
    • Renewable Solar Batteries

      Use the power of the sun to fully recharge this LiFePO4 battery in as little as 7 hrs. That way you can have full energy independence for as long as you need.
    • Zero Maintenance

      Use the power of the sun to fully recharge this No acid or water. No trickle charging. No mess. All of our LiFePO4 batteries work day in and day out. battery in as little as 7 hrs. That way you can have full energy independence for as long as you need.
    • Safety

      Made from Lithium Iron Phosphate, it's the safest lithium battery on the market. You can use it indoors or outdoors as it doesn't use potentially volatile chemistry.
    • Power to Spare

      Standard lead acid batteries give you 50% usable energy or Ah. Our LiFePO4 batteries give you 100% usage or all Amp hours. You'll be able to stay charged in your off grid home as long as you need to on a single charge.
    • 10 Year Warranty

      All of our LiFePO4 batteries all come with a limited 10 year warranty and will be the last battery you'll probably ever need. Using Lithium Iron Phosphate technology, it can be drained and recharge over 3,500 times, 10-20 years longer than Lead Acid batteries.

    • Lasts Longer

      Long lasting life cycles at 3,500+ using full depth of discharge (DOD) and still has power to spare. It can hold a charge for up to 2 years.
    • Expandable for More Memory

      Our LiFePO4 batteries have anywhere from 150A-300A continuously and a 900A-1500A peak discharge. If you need more, they can be connected in parallel or in series to get even energy storage and more power.
    • Environmentally Friendly

      All of our batteries produce zero emissions or carbon footprint during use. They emit no greenhouse gasses, and do not damage the environment. It's good for you and the planet.  

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    • Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I sell power back to the grid with this Kit?

    This isn't possible but the purpose of this kit is to gain freedom from the grid and use or store any extra power at your own will. Enjoy independence as well as greater control over how you generate energy.

    Is any solar panel racking included?

    We make it easy to mount and power up your solar panels. Along with our pre-drilled frames, each order includes z-brackets that can be used for attaching the panel to whatever structure suits you. If your location requires a rack system but none are available nearby, no problem – just add one of our ground racks when placing an order.

    How long will the battery bank last?

    Get peace of mind with the 10-year warranty on all of our batteries.. Our reliable LiFePO4 battery is designed to last you a whopping 15+ years, rated up to 6,000 lifecycles. To get an idea for how long your system will run each day - just divide its watt hours by your average load in watts – then sit back and relax knowing it's powered up all night.

    Can I use a generator or the grid to charge my battery if necessary?

    Get peace of mind with the 10-year warranty on all of our batteries.. Our reliable LiFePO4 battery is designed to last you a whopping 15+ years, rated up to 6,000 lifecycles. To get an idea for how long your system will run each day - just divide its watt hours by your average load in watts – then sit back and relax knowing it's powered up all night. 

    What solar panels are included in this kit?

    This kit comes with 200W monocrystalline panels that come straight from some of the best names in solar! Our selection shows off only top-tier brands like Longi and QCells; each one backed by a 25 year warranty for worry-free power production. Get peace of mind knowing all our products are sourced either right in Canada and the US.

    Can I expand this system if necessary?

    Want more solar power? This kit has your back - you can easily add extra panels and batteries, or even stack an inverter for increased output. Make it fit any area of need with expandable options!

    Can I install this system without the help of a Solar installer?

    Our kits make installation easy for beginners, but for optimal safety and performance we strongly suggest leaving it in the hands of an experienced electrician and solar installer. 

    What type of appliances can this kit run?

    You can check out the list of all appliances in the appliances tab above No need to worry about running those 240V appliances - this kit does come standard with 120V output, but there's always the option of adding an additional inverter for more power and versatility down the road.

    How big is the kit once it's assembled? How much space will I need?

    Each Kit is around 10m2 so you'll need a space like a garage or spare room. Installing solar panels requires a little bit of extra preparation. It's best to find an area in your home - like a garage corner or spare room - that can accommodate all the equipment while it waits to be installed. Each panel will come individually boxed and protected, so you'll have the freedom of leaving them inside or outside until they're ready for use. 

    Where is this equipment made?

    All our products are made in the USA and Canada. 

    Do I need to keep the batteries inside or outside?

    Lithium batteries thrive in environments similar to humans, as they prefer moderate temperatures. To ensure optimal performance and longevity it's important that you avoid storing them in extremely hot or cold areas such as a garage with extreme temperature fluctuations throughout the day; basements are generally an ideal place for lithium batteries since these spaces maintain steadier temps between 60F-90F degrees Fahrenheit. A battery can still be utilized when below 32° F but should not require charging until above 32° F.

    Do I need to buy anything extra?

    Our kits provide the essentials for your installation needs, but don't forget to stock up on those extra items from the hardware store like special tools, ground rods and wire. Also grab some UniStrut if putting in solar panels is part of your plan. You'll have all you need with our complete kit set-up.

    How long does it take to receive my kit?

    If you're based in the US, we strive to deliver your order within 7-15 business days. However due to increased demand for products, arrival times may vary and are currently averaging 15-20 business days. For complete peace of mind during transit , each purchase is provided with a tracking number so you can track progress every step of the way. 

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    Rest easy knowing your purchase is completely covered! You'll get all the manufacturer warranties, plus our free lifetime customer service to give you additional peace of mind.

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    We have 2 distribution centers in North America. One in Florida and another in Toronto, Canada. Depending on where you placed your order we'll be shipping from the nearest distribution center.

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    Yes we do! We offer Pay Bright Financing on all orders.

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    Before the end of the year is your last chance to take advantage of a great opportunity. Ordering this solar kit can potentially grant you up to 30% off its cost through federal tax credit. The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) encourages investment in renewable energy and has been put into place by Congress as part of their Inflation Reduction Act. For more information on qualification, it may be best for you to consult a tax professional!

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