Marine and Automotive Batteries - Reviews and Recommendations

The following table list some of the most popular marine, automotive, solar and other lead-acid, lithium ion etc batteries.

 Batteries are ordered alphabetically:

Model Battery Type Goup Size Cell Type 20h Capacity (Ah) CCA MCA RC Weight (lbs/kg)
AIMS Power LFP12V100A Deep Cycle - LiFePO4  100 - - - 30.2 lbs; 13.7 kg
Battery Tender BTL35A480C Dual Purpose - LiFePO4 8   480 - 3.75 lbs; ~1.7 kg
Battle Born 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 Battery Deep Cycle 31 LiFePO4 100 - - - 29 lbs; 13.2 kg
Eastup 1250750 Dual Purpose - LiFePO4  50 750 930 - 15.43 lbs;  ~7.0 kg
Exide Edge FP-AGM24DP Dual Purpose 24 AGM 75 775 930 145 50 lbs; 22.7 kg
Exide XMC-31 Deep Cycle 31 AGM 100 925 1110 200 68 lbs; 31 kg
GreenLiFE GL260-260AH Deep Cycle 8D LiFePO4  260 - - 20A/780min
50A/312min
80 lbs; 36.24 kg
GreenLiFE GL80-80AH Deep Cycle 27 LiFePO4  80 - - 20A/240min
40A/120min
28 lbs; 12.8 kg
Lifeline GPL-31T Deep Cycle 31 AGM 105 600 750 195 69 lbs;  31.5 kg
Mighty Max ML35-12 Deep Cycle U1 AGM 35 - - - 23 lbs; 9.6 kg
Mighty Max ML100-12Li Deep Cycle 30H LiFePO4  100 - - - 29.54 lbs; 13.4 kg
Mighty Max ML4D Deep Cycle 4D AGM 200 - - - 114.6 lbs; 52 kg
Northstar NSB-AGM-27M Dual Purpose 27 AGM 92 930 1080 195 68 lbs; 31 kg
Odyssey 31M-PC2150 Dual Purpose 31 AGM 100 1150 1370 205 77.8 lbs; 35.3 kg 
Odyssey 34M-PC1500 Dual Purpose 34 AGM 68 850 1050 135 49.5 lbs; 22.4 kg
Odyssey 65-PC1750T Dual Purpose 65 AGM 74 950 - 145 58 lbs; 26.3 kg
Odyssey PC680 Battery Dual Purpose - AGM 16 170 - 24 15.4 lbs; 7 kg
Optima 8006-006 34M Starting/Cranking 34 AGM 50 800 1000 100 38.4 lbs; 17.4 kg
Optima 8016-103 D34M Dual Purpose 34 AGM 55 750 870 120 43.5 lbs; 19.7 kg
Optima 8027-127 D27M Dual Purpose 27 AGM 66 800 1000 140 54 lbs; 24.5 kg
Optima 8052-161 D31M Dual Purpose 31 AGM 75 900 1125 155 61 lbs; 27.6 kg
Optima 8071-167 D51 Dual Purpose 51 AGM 38 450 575 66 26 lbs; 11.8 kg
Renogy 12 Volt 50Ah Deep Cycle - LiFePO4  50 - - - 14.77 lbs;  6.7 kg
Renogy 12 Volt 100Ah Deep Cycle - LiFePO4  100 - - - 28.1 lbs;  12.73 kg
Renogy 12 Volt 170Ah Deep Cycle - LiFePO4  170 - - - 46.3 lbs; 20.97 kg
Shorai LFX19A4-BS12 Starting/Cranking - LiFePO4 - 285 - - 2.47 lbs; 1.12 kg
Trojan SCS150 Deep Cycle 24 Flooded Cell 100 530 650 150 50 lbs; 22.6 kg
Trojan T31 Deep Cycle 31 AGM 102 - 720 177 69 lbs; 31.5 kg
UPG UB121000 Deep Cycle 27 AGM 100 - - ~170 64 lbs; 29 kg
VMAXTANKS V30-800 Deep Cycle - AGM 30 280 350 55 22 lbs; 10 kg
VMAXTANKS V35-857 Deep Cycle U1 AGM 35 300 390 75 25 lbs; 11.3 kg
VMAXTANKS MR96-60 Deep Cycle 22NF AGM 60 - 600 120 43 lbs; 19.5 kg
VMAXTANKS MR107-85 Deep Cycle 24 AGM 85 - 700 160 55 lbs; 24.9 kg
VMAXTANKS SLR125 Deep Cycle 31 AGM 125 - - 260 75 lbs; 34 kg
VMAXTANKS MR127-100 Deep Cycle 27 AGM 100 - 800 200 68 lbs; 30.8 kg
VMAXTANKS MR137-120 Deep Cycle 31 AGM 120 - 900 230 75 lbs; 34 kg
VMAXTANKS SLR155 Deep Cycle - AGM 155 - - 350 90 lbs; 40.8 kg
VMAXTANKS MR197-200 Deep Cycle 4D AGM 200 1120 1400 450 112 lbs; 50.7 kg
VMAXTANKS V6-225 Deep Cycle GC2 (6 Volts) AGM 225 - - 500 72 lbs, 32.6 kg
VMAXTANKS XTR27-110 Deep Cycle 27 AGM 110 660 880 220 68 lbs; 30.8 kg

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Renogy 12 Volt Deep Cycle Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries - 50 Ah, 100 Ah, 170 Ah Models

table rng batt lfp12 100Renogy manufactures several 12V deep cycle lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, that can be used for off-the-grid applications, as trolling motor batteries, RV house batteries, golf cart batteries, or anywhere else where low weight, high-capacity, and relatively low-drain currents are needed.

By combining lithium iron phosphate batteries as one of the safest lithium battery chemistries with advanced Battery Management System (BMS), Renogy has developed a group of rather versatile 12V batteries that can offer long operating life and lightweight design at acceptable price, at least for lithium batteries.

ExpertPower EXP12180 12V 18 Ah AGM Battery

expertpower exp12180 mExpertPower EXP12180 is very popular and well balanced AGM lead acid battery, featuring nominal voltage of 12 volts and nominal 20h capacity of 18 Ah. It is Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery with the battery case made of ABS plastic, very resistant to mechanical shocks and impacts, vibrations, chemicals and heat.

ExpertPower EXP12180 is designed to be used in cycling and floating applications, with float life span of 3 to 5 years. In cycling applications, it is commonly used in various toys, electric vehicles, as small solar and general off-the-grid battery and similar. And it comes at very acceptable price.

All these are reasons why ExpertPower EXP12180 is one of the most popular batteries in its class.

Mighty Max ML4D 12V 200Ah 4D SLA AGM Battery

mighty max ml4d agm mMighty Max ML4D is a large, heavy and sturdy Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery, belonging to BCI Group Size 4D.

It is maintenance free battery, suitable for deep discharge applications like trolling motor battery, RV house battery, golf carts and other electric vehicles, garden tools, solar, hobby, off-the-grid applications, security devices, standby applications etc.

Despite having 20h capacity of 200Ah, maximum allowed current of Mighty Max ML4D is 'only' 1000 Amps for 5 seconds. But, this battery is not even intended for such applications.

VMAXTANKS XTR27-110 High Performance Deep Cycle AGM Marine Battery

vmax xtr27 100 mVMAXTANKS XTR27-110 is versatile, group 27 AGM battery, featuring 110 Ah nominal capacity. It is designed for both automotive and marine applications, offering robust and sturdy, vibration resistant design, good performances at rather acceptable price.

VMAXTANKS XTR27-110 is commonly used as dual purpose battery in the single battery electrical boat systems, as deep cycle trolling battery, as RV house battery, for solar and other off-the-grid applications and for other applications where reliable source of energy is required.

Odyssey 65-PC1750T Automotive and LTV AGM Battery

odyssey 65 pc1750t battery mOdyssey 65-PC1750T Automotive and LTV AGM Battery is very popular BCI Group 65 battery. It is often used as starting battery for larger engines, as standby battery for security and medical applications, as dual purpose battery in single-battery RV and boat electrical system, as deep discharge battery in the off-the-grid applications etc.

Odyssey 65-PC1750T is AGM SLA non-spillable battery, featuring high vibration resistance, low self-discharge rate and wide operating and storage temperature range.

Mighty Max ML18-12 12V 18 Ah AGM Battery

mighty max ml18 12 agm mMighty Max ML18-12 battery is Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) featuring 18 Ah capacity and 12 volts nominal voltage.

Mighty Max ML18-12 battery is very popular general purpose battery, often used in both cyclic and standby applications like portable tools, generators, lawn and garden tools, electric vehicles, power sports, toys, various hobbies etc.

Optima Batteries 8071-167 D51 and 8073-167 D51R YellowTop Dual Purpose Batteries

optima yellowtop d51 mOptima D51 and D51R YellowTop are two very similar dual purpose, automotive batteries. The only true difference among these two batteries is the in the layout of their terminal posts: D51 has positive post to the left and D51R has its positive post to the right (hence the 'R' right after 'D51'), when looked from their front side.

Optima D51 and D51R YellowTop are recommended for vehicles with the single battery electrical systems requiring battery that features good starting characteristics, but also can support broad range of the onboard electric and electronic devices like winches, alarms, audio systems and similar.

Chrome Battery 12V 15 Ah AGM SLA Battery

chrome 12v 15ah mChrome Battery 12V 15 Ah is Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Sealed Lead Acid (SLA), almost maintenance-free battery.

It is designed to be used in the variety of applications like alarm and security systems, UPS battery, mobile scooters, etc. Chrome Battery 12V 15 Ah features spill-proof design, increased vibration resistance and rather affordable price, making it one of the more popular choices in its class.

EarthX ETX36C and ETX36D Blue Light Weight LiFePO4 Complete Battery

earthx etx36c mEarthX ETX36C and ETX36D are lithium iron phosphate batteries, featuring complete Battery Management System (BMS), making EarthX ETX36C and ETX36D batteries a suitable drop-in replacement for similarly sized AGM/Flooded lead-acid batteries in powersports vehicles like motorbikes, snowmobiles, ATVs and similar.

EarthX ETX36C and ETX36D feature very low self-discharge rate, high number of charge/discharge cycles, they are maintenance free batteries, environment friendly etc.

On the other hand, these batteries do cost more than similar lead-acid batteries, at least in the short run.

ExpertPower EXP1270 12V 7 Ah SLA AGM Battery

expertpower exp1270 mExpertPower EXP1270 is sealed lead-acid (SLA) battery that uses absorbent glass mat (AGM) as separator.
ExpertPower EXP1270 is very popular battery in its class, featuring 12V nominal voltage, 7 Ah capacity, F1 terminals, very good discharging characteristics, non-spillable maintenance-free design, low self-discharge etc.

ExpertPower EXP1270 is one of the most popular batteries in its class, and is commonly used for both stand-by cyclic use in alarm and other security systems, UPS devices, toys, medical equipment, as popular small fish finder battery etc.

Shorai LFX19A4-BS12 Lithium Starting/Cranking Battery

shorai lfx19a4 bs12 mShorai LFX19A4-BS12 is lithium battery designed for us as starting/cranking batteries in powersports vehicles like motorbikes, snowmobiles, ATVs and similar.

Shorai LFX19A4-BS12 features compact and rather lightweight design, simple use and maintenance, good starting characteristics, low self-discharge rate, affordable price etc.

However, one also has to know that Shorai LFX19A4-BS12 doesn't feature internal balancer and the use of SHO-BMS01 Lithium Battery Charger/Maintainer/Balancer is highly recommended.

NorthStar NSB-AGM-27M Battery

northstar nsb agm 27m mNorthStar NSB-AGM-27M Battery is dual purpose, AGM marine battery with excellent starting performances in cold and warm weather.

When used as deep cycle battery, it can be used as trolling motor battery, RV house battery, boat/yacht cabin battery, but also for powering various other electric/electronic devices and units.

NorthStar NSB-AGM-27M Battery is designed to be non-spill battery, operated in any position, with increased resistance to vibrations and mechanical shocks.

Odyssey PC680 Battery - Types, Features and Recommendations

odyssey pc680 mOdyssey PC680 Battery is dual purpose AGM battery designed for powersport vehicles in mind like ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other applications that require compact yet sturdy and durable battery.

Odyssey PC680 Battery comes in several versions which are electrically identical, but differing in the level of protection, terminal types and thus physical dimensions.

ExpertPower EXP12120 12 Volt 12 Ah AGM SLA Battery

experpower exp12120 sla battery mExpertPower EXP12120 12 Volt 12 Ah AGM SLA Battery is very popular AGM battery. It can operate in any position, it has very good vibration resistance, it is almost maintenance-free battery, tolerates well deep discharges, have low-self discharge rate, acceptable price, long float service life etc. Because of this, ExpertPower EXP12120 battery is commonly used in both standby applications (UPS battery, for example) and for cyclic use (fish finder battery, for example).

Battle Born 100 Ah 12 Volt LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery

battle born battery lifepo4 100ah 12v mBattle Born 100 Ah 12 Volt LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery is 'drop-in' replacement for lead-acid deep cycle batteries in marine, RV, golf cart and other applications where lightweight and reliable battery is required. Due to the LiFePO4 technology and protective electronics, battery also feature high number (3000-5000) charge-discharge cycles, high/low voltage protection, short-circuit protection, temperature protection, automatic cell balancing and can be even charged with battery chargers designed for lead acid batteries.

But, it also costs more than similar 100Ah 12V SLA AGM batteries.

VMAXTANKS 6 Volt 225Ah AGM Battery

vmaxtanks v6 225 mVMAXTANKS 6 Volt 225Ah AGM Battery is one of the best buy deep cycle AGM batteries, suitable for use as solar or wind turbine battery, RV battery, golf cart battery, electric trolling battery etc. It features long Float Service Life (up to 8 to 10 years), but thanks to heavy duty lead tin alloy, it is very durable battery with long service life in either float or cyclic applications, even after repeated over discharges - which should be nonetheless avoided as much as possible, of course.

Optima 34M BlueTop Marine Starting Battery

optima 34m bluetop mOptima 34M BlueTop Marine Starting Battery is very popular SLA AGM marine battery commonly used as the starting/cranking battery in smaller fishing boats. Although it can be used as dual purpose, or even as deep cycle battery (not recommended, of course), it is best used in applications, which it was designed for - as reliable, relatively lightweight, but strong cranking battery.

Mighty Max ML35-12 - 12V 35AH U1 Deep Cycle AGM Solar Battery

mighty max ml35 12 battery mMighty Max ML35-12 is a 12V 35Ah deep cycle, sealed lead acid (SLA) AGM battery, suitable for use in a wide variety of applications like power sports, solar, electric vehicles, cranking battery, golf carts, lawn and garden tools, security etc.

Although it is designated as 'deep cycle' battery, it is often used as dual purpose battery on small boats, and in lighter vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Odyssey 34M-PC1500 Trolling Thunder Marine Dual Purpose Battery

odyssey 34m pc1500 mOdyssey 34M-PC1500 Trolling Thunder Marine Dual Purpose Battery is BCI Group Size 34 battery. It is truly dual purpose battery combining good starting power and deep cycling capabilities. Odyssey 34M-PC1500 Marine Dual Purpose Battery is very similar to Odyssey 34-PC1500, Odyssey 34R-PC1500, Odyssey 34/78-PC1500 and Odyssey 78-PC1500 batteries. All these batteries are very similar and are suitable for various roles, and can be used as starting/cranking battery, trolling motor battery, electric vehicle battery etc.

UPG UB121000 Deep Cycle AGM Battery

upg ub121000 1mUniversal Power Group UB121000 Deep Cycle AGM Battery is very popular BCI Group Size 27 marine battery. It is suitable for deep discharge applications, like trolling motor battery, RV battery, UPS batteries, and similar. It can be mounted in any position, it is spill-proof, and available at affordable price.

Odyssey 31M-PC2150 Marine Dual Purpose Battery

odyssey 31m pc2150 1mOdyssey 31M-PC2150 Marine Dual Purpose Battery is BCI Group Size 31 battery which combines good starting power and deep cycling capabilities. Odyssey 31M-PC2150 Marine Dual Purpose Battery is very similar to Odyssey 31-PC2150 Heavy Duty Commercial Battery, and they are both suitable for various roles, including trolling motor battery, cranking battery and similar.

Battery Tender 12V Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries

lithium btl09a120c tlithium btl35a480c tBattery Tender 12V Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries is group of several lithium, dual purpose, batteries. They are lightweight batteries, have large discharge currents, large number of charging cycles and have many other benefits when compared with similar lead-acid batteries. On the other hand, they must be charged with proper chargers and they cost more than corresponding lead-acid batteries.

Exide Edge FP-AGM24DP Flat Plate AGM Sealed Dual Purpose Marine Battery

exide edge fp agm24dp 1mExide Edge FP-AGM24DP Flat Plate AGM Sealed Dual Purpose Marine Battery is BCI group 24 marine and RV battery.

It combines very good starting power with deep cycle capabilities, making it suitable for various roles, including trolling motor battery, cranking battery and similar. It comes with dual terminals, carrying handle and more than acceptable price.

Exide MC-31 and XMC-31 MEGACYCLE AGM-200 Sealed Maintenance Free (AGM) Marine Batteries

exide mc 31 mexide xmc 31 mExide MC-31 and XMC-31 MEGACYCLE AGM-200 Sealed Maintenance Free (AGM) Marine Batteries are two very similar, dual purpose marine batteries. Being lead acid AGM batteries, they are rather heavy when compared with the similar lithium marine batteries, but they are much cheaper, have very good vibration resistance and are generally very robust and reliable.

Optima RedTop, YellowTop, BlueTop Batteries - Comparison and Recommendation

optima redtop yellowtop bluetop 1mOptima batteries are very popular lead acid automotive and vehicle batteries. Depending on their intended purpose, they come in three versions, easily distinguished by their color: RedTop, YellowTop and BlueTop.

Optima D34M, D27M, D31M BlueTop Dual Purpose Marine Batteries

optima d34m d27m d31m 1m

Optima D34M, D27M, D31M BlueTop Dual Purpose Marine Batteries are three models of very popular Optima AGM batteries. They are 'true' dual purpose batteries suitable as marine cranking batteries and deep cycle marine batteries. And they come at affordable price.

VMAXTANKS Batteries V30-800, V35-857, MR96, MR107, SLR125, MR137, SLR155 and MR197 Comparison

vmaxtanks batteries 1m

VMAXTANKS Batteries V30-800, V35-857, MR96, MR107, SLR125, MR137, SLR155 and MR197 are the most common VMAXTANKS batteries used in marine and similar applications. Although they are defined as 'deep cycle' batteries, they can be used as starting batteries, too, just one must be aware of their limitations.

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