How To Choose A Campervan Batteries? - Acoucou Buying Guide

How To Choose A Campervan Batteries? - Acoucou Buying Guide

When it comes to choosing a campervan battery, there are several important factors to consider to ensure that you have a reliable power source for your adventures on the road. A good campervan battery is crucial for powering your lights, appliances, and electronic devices while you're off the grid.


What Is Campervan Battery?

Like RV batteries, there are two types of campervan batteries: starter battery and house battery.

Starter Battery

  • Starting the vehicle:The engine of an RV usually uses a battery as the starting power source. The battery provides starting current to start the engine and enable the RV to operate normally.

House Battery

What Should We Consider When Choosing A Campervan Battery?

Durability and lifespan

Look for a campervan battery that is durable and able to withstand the rigors of life on the road. Consider the battery's lifespan and warranty to ensure that you are making a long-term investment.

Acoucou LiFePO4 batteries use Grade-A cells and have 10-year life and 7-year warranty for long usage.



The capacity of a battery is measured in amp-hours (Ah) and indicates how much energy the battery can store. Consider the power requirements of your campervan appliances and devices to determine the right capacity for your battery.

There are multiple capacities of Acoucou LiFePO4 batteries ranging from 50Ah to 300Ah to meet your needs.


Size and weight

The size and weight of the battery will affect where and how you can install it in your campervan. Make sure to choose a battery that fits in your designated space and is not too heavy for your vehicle.

Our lithium battery is only 1/3 of the weight of a lead-acid battery, easy to move and install.



Campervan batteries typically come in 12V or 24V configurations. Make sure to choose a battery that is compatible with your campervan's electrical system.


Cycling ability

If you plan on using your campervan battery for frequent deep discharges and recharges, consider a deep-cycle battery designed for this purpose.

DOD is the percentage of battery discharge to battery-rated capacity. Over 80%DOD is deep-cycle battery. SOC is the ratio of the remaining capacity of a battery after being used for a period of time or left unused for a long time to its fully charged capacity.

Acoucou LiFePO4 batteries have 12000+ cycles and 100% SOC&DOD to utilize the power for long term.


Charging options

Consider how you plan to charge your campervan battery, whether through solar panels, a generator, or a vehicle alternator. Make sure the battery you choose is compatible with your charging setup.

There are 3 charging ways of Acoucou: charger, solar and generator to let you easily enjoy green energy.

Acoucou LiFePO4 batteries has 3 charging ways 


There is no doubt that the safety of battery and people are both the most important. LiFePO4 batteries are the safest battery type available today. Acoucou LiFePO4 battery has a built-in Battery Management System(BMS): overcharging and discharging protection, overcurrent and short circuit protection, low-temperature charging cut-off, high-temperature charging or discharging cut-off, overvoltage and undervoltage protection.

Acoucou LiFePO4 battery is safe with BMS


Different Types Of Batteries for Campervan

2 common batteries are used in campervan: lead-acid battery and LiFePO4 battery.


Lead-acid batteries 

It is the cheapest and most widely used in the market. Compared to other batteries, it has a lower energy density and is heavier. It has a shorter life and fewer cycles usually 200-500 times. It is generally not recommended to discharge lead-acid batteries below 50% of the battery capacity.


  1. Flooded lead-acid batteries (FLA)

Flooded lead-acid batteries, also known as deep-cycle or wet-cell batteries. If properly maintained, the service life of FLA can reach 8 years. These batteries use a liquid electrolyte solution and are constructed with lead plates submerged in sulfuric acid. FLA batteries are known for their affordability, but they require regular maintenance, including checking and adding distilled water to the cells to ensure proper electrolyte levels.


  1. Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries (SLA)

Sealed lead-acid batteries, also referred to as valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries, offer a maintenance-free alternative to FLA batteries. SLA batteries come in two variations: Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) and Gel batteries.


  • AGM Batteries

Its average lifespan of 4 to 6 years. AGM batteries use a fiberglass mat soaked in electrolyte as a separator between the lead plates. This design enables the electrolyte to be absorbed and immobilized, making AGM batteries spill-proof and vibration-resistant. AGM batteries are generally more expensive than FLA batteries but provide better reliability and longer service life.


  • Gel Batteries

Its average lifespan of 5 to 7 years. Gel batteries feature a thickened electrolyte in a gel form that is immobilized between the lead plates. This gel electrolyte provides improved resistance to vibration, deep cycling capability, and extended lifespan. Gel batteries are highly durable, maintenance-free, and can handle high-demand applications. However, they tend to be more expensive than both FLA and AGM batteries.


LiFePO4 batteries

Acoucou LiFePO4 batteries perform better than lead-acid batteries


Initially, LiFePO4 batteries were expensive, but in the past year, their prices have been continuously decreasing and the price is no longer the disadvantage. In contrast, LiFePO4 batteries have become a more cost-effective choice for RVs, campervans, and other vehicles.

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