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Lion Safari UT 250 (50170128)

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Overview — Lion Safari UT 250 (50170128)

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.

  • 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

Warranty — Lion Safari UT 250 (50170128)

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Features — Lion Safari UT 250 (50170128)

  • 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.

Specs — Lion Safari UT 250 (50170128)

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 LiFePO4Lithium 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

FAQs — Lion Safari UT 250 (50170128)

Q: What is the Safari UT 250?

Answer: 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.

Q: What does the Safari UT 250 power?

Answer: 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.)

Q: How long does it last?

Answer: 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.

Q: How long can the Safari UT 250 hold a charge?

Answer: 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.

Q: Can it store solar power?

Answer: 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.

Q: Do I have to maintain it?

Answer: 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.

Q: Is it good in bad weather?

Answer: 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%.

Q: How big is it?

Answer: 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)

Q: What's the rated capacity?

Answer: 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.

Q: Can you use it in series or parallel

Answer: 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.

Q: Battery Charging Parameters

Answer: 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.

Q: What is a BMS?

Answer: 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.

Q: Can I use my standard charger?

Answer: 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.

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

Answer: 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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
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David Whitlock
Just right

Love this perfectly sized power for my needs.

G
GWW
Must have to go with the Lion Energy Solar kit

This battery can store a lot of power from your Lion Energy Solar Panels. Provides plenty of power to get you through the night to keep your devices recharged for your next days adventures. I would recommend the entire kit for small off grid cabins.

a
anghess
Works great!

The Lion Safari UT 250 Lithium Battery by Lion Energy is compact in size, weighs just over 5 pounds and can hold a storing charge for up to 2 years! After the initial setup with the Lion Energy 100W Solar Panel Kit and on a very sunny day in Texas, my UT 250 was fully charged in 7 hours! We will be using this in our camper van!!

c
claw
Lion battery

I have this battery hooked to my lion solar panel kit on my shed. Keeps a charge even if we go a few days with an overcast. I would recommend charging it out the box so your panel kit is ready for use after install.

D
Debby
Great

I charged it up and used it in the house to power on a standing pole lamp. I let it burn for 8 hours and had no problems at all with it. No dimming of the light or interruptions of any kind. The bulbs I'm using in the lamp are LED's so I have no idea of how long this battery would power it but it's nice to know if my electricity went out I'd have lights for at LEAST 8 hours if not more. The battery is light weight so it's easy to move around too.

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
90%
(18)
10%
(2)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
D
David Whitlock
Just right

Love this perfectly sized power for my needs.

G
GWW
Must have to go with the Lion Energy Solar kit

This battery can store a lot of power from your Lion Energy Solar Panels. Provides plenty of power to get you through the night to keep your devices recharged for your next days adventures. I would recommend the entire kit for small off grid cabins.

a
anghess
Works great!

The Lion Safari UT 250 Lithium Battery by Lion Energy is compact in size, weighs just over 5 pounds and can hold a storing charge for up to 2 years! After the initial setup with the Lion Energy 100W Solar Panel Kit and on a very sunny day in Texas, my UT 250 was fully charged in 7 hours! We will be using this in our camper van!!

c
claw
Lion battery

I have this battery hooked to my lion solar panel kit on my shed. Keeps a charge even if we go a few days with an overcast. I would recommend charging it out the box so your panel kit is ready for use after install.

D
Debby
Great

I charged it up and used it in the house to power on a standing pole lamp. I let it burn for 8 hours and had no problems at all with it. No dimming of the light or interruptions of any kind. The bulbs I'm using in the lamp are LED's so I have no idea of how long this battery would power it but it's nice to know if my electricity went out I'd have lights for at LEAST 8 hours if not more. The battery is light weight so it's easy to move around too.