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Dakota Lithium DL + 12V 135Ah Dual Purpose 1000CCA Starter Battery Plus Deep Cycle Performance

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Dakota Lithium DL + 12V 135Ah Dual Purpose 1000CCA Starter Battery Plus Deep Cycle Performance

Description

The ultimate battery in energy density and versatility. 135 Amp Hours of deep cycle Dakota Lithium performance PLUS 1,000 CCA of engine starting power PLUS internal even-heat technology for use in extreme temperatures = unlimited possibilities. Start your car, crank up the car audio, or run your trolling motor, golf cart, or any electronics — this is one battery built to power many passions. Engineered for high performance in rugged and extreme conditions, the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery includes DL’s internal even heating technology that allows for charging and using the battery in extreme temperatures down to -20F. Built to start boat and car engines, the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery also has 135 Amps of charging capacity, allowing you to charge the battery from your vehicle’s alternator. Charges 5X faster than traditional batteries. 60 minutes or less when combined with a 135 Amp charger or alternator. 

Exceptional energy density with 5X the power of traditional batteries. 135 Amp Hours (Ah) of capacity engineered to fit inside a group 24 battery case that is 25% smaller than a Dakota Lithium 100 Ah battery. 

Engineered with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology this battery has 5X the power, half the weight, and lasts 5 times longer than a lead acid battery – providing exceptional lifetime value. Built for dual purpose performance, the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery provides 1,000 cold cranking amps (CCA) and a high continuous discharge rate, making it a great choice for high amp draw applications like starting engines, car audio, heavy machinery, golf carts, or any electronics that require a lot of power at one time. In addition, the DL+ 12V 135Ah battery provides the same legendary deep cycle marine performance that Dakota Lithium batteries are known for, giving you lots of power for a long time. This is the most versatile Dakota Lithium battery and includes a terminal adapter kit compatible with most automotive, deep cycle marine, and other deep cycle applications. Easily link in series to create 24V, 36V, or 48V systems. LiFePO4 charger included. Backed up by an 11 year warranty.

Suitable for:

  • STARTING CAR AND TRUCK ENGINES
  • DEEP CYCLE APPLICATIONS
  • TROLLING MOTORS #FISHLONGER
  • #OVERLAND & TRUCK BUILDS
  • #VANLIFE & RV BATTERY UPGRADE
  • CAR AUDIO
  • GOLF CARTS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  • LINK IN SERIES FOR 24V, 36V, 48V
  • INDUSTRIAL BATTERIES (BULK PRICING)
  • LIFEPO4 REPLACEMENT FOR SLA 12V
  • FISH FINDERS, FLASHERS, & BOATING ELECTRONICS
  • RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, CAMPERS, AND TRAILERS
  • OFF-GRID HOMES

Product Specifications

Dakota Lithium DL + 12V 135Ah Dual Purpose 1000CCA Starter Battery Plus Deep Cycle Performance Product Specifications

11 YEAR WARRANTY

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

STORAGE CAPACITY

135 Ampere hours (Ah). Dakota Lithium batteries provide consistent power for all 135 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

12.8V (Dakota Lithium 12V batteries can be used in series for up to 48V systems)

ENGINE STARTING POWER

Lithium battery equivalent to 1,000 Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) of lead acid battery engine starting power. Suitable for automotive and other applications. Marine Outboards: Please refer to your manufacturer recommendations.

SIZE

9.5”x 6.9”x 7.75” (242.5x176x197mm) Group 24 equivalent

GROUP SIZE 24

Group 24 compatible physical dimensions & 24F terminal orientation. Group 34 compatible. Cranking power (CCA rating) & usable deep cycle capacity is much higher than a lead-acid battery of the same group size. Group 24F 24R 24H 24T compatible. BCI Group GC2. M27-1000 compatible.

ENERGY

1620 Watt-hours (Wh)

TERMINALS

M8 size bolts. Includes a terminal adapter kit with automotive & marine posts that screw into the M8 bolt terminal, and M8 brass terminal bolts. Easy to adapt to different connection needs. (Max torque 15 ft. lbs.) (Max 5 ft. lbs. on terminal post adapters)

WEIGHT

27.2 lbs (12.3 Kg). 65% lighter than a SLA or lead battery. 1/2 the weight of a normal car battery.

LIFECYCLES (BATTERY LIFESPAN)

Up to 80% capacity for 2,500 cycles in recommended conditions. The typical automotive 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 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.

DISCHARGE

135A max continuous discharge, 1000A max 2 second pulse, 900A max 5 sec pulse. The flat discharge voltage curve provides a 75% bigger capacity than a 135Ah SLA battery with the same CCA rating.

PEAK / CONTINUOUS CHARGE

Recommend for longest life 70A or less (.5C), Peak charge acceptance 165A max for one minute, 200A max BMS cutoff. Max continuous 150A (1C). 14.4V recommended, 15V max, BMS protection from over charging will cut off at 15V. Included is a free 12V 10 Amp (A) LiFePO4 compatible charger that charges at the recommended 14.4 Volts..

MAX CHARGE / ALTERNATOR SIZE

Peak charge acceptance 165A max for one minute, 200A max BMS cutoff. Drop in replacement for lead acid and AGM starter batteries for vehicles. Limited to a max alternator size of 150 amps or less per battery (link multiple batteries in parallel for alternators >150 Amps).

RESERVE CAPACITY

340 minutes (RC25 @ 80°F)

INCLUDES ACTIVE BMS PROTECTION

Contains a high discharge capable circuit that handles cell balancing, low voltage cutoff (10V) preventing over discharge, high voltage cutoff (15V) preventing over charging, short circuit protection and temperature protection for increased performance and longer life.

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.

CERTIFICATIONS

All DL 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.

DUAL PURPOSE USE

Multi-purpose use as a deep cycle battery and/or as a starter battery for starting gasoline engines. Marine Outboards: Please refer to your manufacturer recommendations

CHARGER INCLUDED

12V 10A LiFePO4 charger included. 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.

Product Manual

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Product Warranty & Return Policy

Dakota Lithium Product Warranty & Return Policy

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 support@dakotalithium.com for help from our team of experts.

4) 1 year warranty on chargers, powerbox case, and accessories.

30 Day Money Back Gurantee

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. 

Product FAQs

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).

Do You Have a Military Discount?

Yes! Dakota Lithium supports the men and women who are serving, or have served in the US or Canadian armed forces. You can use the code DakotaMilitary at check out for 10% off. Please share the branch of the military or unit where you served in the order notes. A number of veterans and pilots (one of our founders flew F-16s) work for Dakota Lithium and we'd love to hear your story. (P.S. the discount code is on the honor system, so please only use it if you are a veteran). If you are part of a veteran's organization that would like to partner with Dakota Lithium you can set up a group buy at wholesale prices by contacting sales@dakotalithium.com or for donations please fill out the philanthropy application form here.

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

For wiring multiple batteries in series we recommend Connect Ease trolling motor connection kits available on our trolling motor battery page. For a deep dive on trolling motor batteries read How to Choose A Lithium Battery for Trolling Motors\

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 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.

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