Lion Safari ME-XP™

Safari ME Expansion Pack (ME XP)



When you need to power things longer, the Safari ME Expansion Pack™ (ME-XP) gives you 3X the energy storage capacity than the Safari ME™ alone.

  • More Stored Energy – 3X the stored energy when you connect the ME-XP expansion pack to the Safari ME for nearly 3,000Wh total
  • Easy to Connect – Just plug it into the back of the Safari ME
  • Maintenance Free – Retains charge for up to 1 year

*Must be used with the Safari ME™ to have power


The Safari ME™ expansion pack (ME-XP) is an optional lithium iron phosphate battery expansion pack that pairs with the Safari ME. When connected to the ME, it provides 3X the stored energy so you can power things longer.

Bundle and Save with the new Safari Custom Kits

Add as many solar panels, lights, EMP bags, and Expansion packs as needed.

Safari + XP
Portable Power Station Kit

Safari + XP with solar panels

Starting at $2,998

Safari +2 XP
Portable Power Station Kit

Safari + 2 XP with solar panels

Starting at $4,297


There's a lot of things to love about the Safari ME and XP from exceptionally fast charging times, more stored energy so you can power things longer, and safety for you and the environment.

Fast Charge & Lightweight

Can fully charge from the wall in as little as 4 hours. At just over 45 lbs, you can take it anywhere.


Made with Lithium Iron Phosphate, it's safe. You can use it indoors or outdoors.

Extended Use

Long lasting life cycles at 2,500+ using full depth of discharge (DOD) for the ME and 3,500 for the ME-XP. They can hold a charge for up to 2 years.

Renewable Solar Generator

Use the power of the sun to fully recharge the ME and ME-XP in as little as 4 hours using multiple solar panels so you can use power without running out of power.

Power to Spare

The Safari ME portable power unit can output 4,000W (surge) for that extra power need and with the XP, provide power longer. The ME has pass through mode so you can charge and use it at the same time.

Expandable for More Memory

The Safari ME-XP, when connected to the ME, provides 3X the stored energy than the ME alone. That means you can power things longer.

Pure Sine Wave

The Safari ME can be used to power medical devices and with the ME-XP connected, it can power for 3X longer.

Multiple Outputs

Power virtually anything you can plug into a standard wall outlet with the Safari ME and XP combined, and do it for longer amount of time. The ME uses AC, USB / USB-C or regulated 12V outputs.

Environmentally Friendly

Produces zero emissions or carbon footprint during use. It's good for you and the planet.  


Around the House or Emergencies

The Safari ME has such a wide variety of uses. And the ME-XP is an expansion battery for the ME to give you 3X the stored energy to use. If you're looking to power critical devices in your home, a shed, a cabin, your RV or when disaster strikes, the Safari ME and XP together is a great choice and value.

At Work or Play

If you're a professional looking to power things on a job site, from power tools, to cameras and computer equipment, the Safari ME will get the job done and with the ME-XP (expansion battery for the ME) you'll get 3X the storage energy so you can power your devices longer.

Take it with you camping, on an adventure, tailgating or at a BBQ and use it for all your portable power needs.


  • The Safari ME delivers more continuous watts at 2,000 compared to only 1,500 from most of the competition. And with the ME-XP connected, you get to power things 3X longer.
  • The Safari ME has a 4,000W surge rating compared to 3,000W or less surge of others.
  • Because of our fast charge technology, the Safari ME will charge in only 83 minutes compared to to 8-10 hours. That's amazing! And with the ME-XP connected it's still just over 4 hours.
  • At only 45 pounds, the Safari ME provides more power with less weight. The ME-XP is 44 pounds.

Battery Capacity (Wh)

922Wh / 2,970Wh with ME-XP




Battery Output
continuous / surge

2,000W / 4,000W

1,500W / 3,000W



Battery Type

Li-ion LiFePO4

Li-ion NMC

Li-ion LiFePO4

Li-ion NMC

Charge Time - Solar (100W)

1.5 - 4 hours with up to 6 panels

35 - 70 hours

3 - 14 hours

3 - 6 hours

Charge Time - Wall

83 minutes - 4.5 hours with ME-XP

9 - 25 hours

8 hours

15 hours

Output - AC





Output - USB





Life Cycles

2,000+ / 2,500+ with ME-XP

500 to 80% DOD


Up to 2,000

Charge Retention

1+ Year

3-6 Months

1 Year

3-6 Months

Weight (pounds)





Dimensions LxWxH (inches)

18.7 x 12.8 x 12.8

10.1 x 15.3 x 13.1

20 x 14 x 12.3

14 x 7 x 8





w/ lead acid


1 Year

2 Years

1 Year

1 Year


$2,350 / with ME-XP +$1,750





Safari ME Safari ME-XP

Weight (pounds)



Dimensions - Inches (L x W x H)

18.7 x 12.8 x12.8

16.7 x 9.6 x 9.8

Output - AC



Output - USB

2X USB-A 5V @ 2.4A Each
2X USB-C 20V @ 3A (60 Watt Max)


Output - 12V

1X 12V @ 15A


Output - 12V Anderson™ Compatible

1X 12V @ 25 Amps


Safari ME Safari ME-XP

Battery Chemistry

Cylindrical Cell LiFePO4
Lithium Iron Phosphate

Prismatic Cell LiFePO4
Lithium Iron Phosphate

Battery Capacity - Watt Hours (Wh)



Battery Output - Watts (W)

2,000W Cont / 4,000W Surge

Life Cycles



Charge Retention

1 + Year

1+ Year

Safari ME Safari ME-XP

AC - Charge Capacity


Through Base Unit

AC - Min. Charge Time

1 Hour 23 Minutes

+ 3 Hour 4 Min

Solar / DC - Charge Capacity


Through Base Unit

Solar / DC - Min. Charge Time

1 Hour 35 Min

+ 3 Hours 30 Min

Note: Solar panels must be >36V VMP and < 60V VOC


Lithium Iron Phosphate, or LiFePO4, batteries are one of the most durable and reliable energy sources on the market and a drastic improvement over lead-acid in safety, weight, capacity and shelf life.

LiFeP04 molecule diagram



Lithium Iron Phosphate is the safest lithium on the market. It will not explode or catch on fire. It is absent of potentially volatile chemicals that are found in other lithium cells.

Long Lifespan

Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries have up to 6,000+ life cycles without significantly decreasing performance. That means they last for years and years. By comparison, the average lifetime of lead-acid batteries is just two years.

High Efficiency

Lithium Iron Phosphate has 100% of its capacity available for use. It can be quickly charged, discharged and recharged again and again, reducing downtime while increasing efficiency. This makes it a great fit for a variety of applications.

No Active Maintenance

It does not require active maintenance to extend its service life. The batteries show no memory effects and can be stored for long periods of time because of the extremely low self-discharge rate (<3% per month).

Flexible Use

Because they emit no fumes or require little air flow, you can use them inside or outside. They can be stacked on top of each other or can be used in any position.

Peaks and Valleys Energy Use

Using Lithium Iron Phosphate for energy storage, you can optimize usages and help solve the peaks and valleys that occurs during high and low energy demand usages. This also can help to stabilize the grid from intense demand cycles by allowing you to use the stored energy when you need it.

Renewable Power

For the first time, green energy can not only be generated but can be effectively stored and used as needed. You can harness the power of the sun and use it over and over again.

Lightweight and Portable

Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are relatively small and light weight. Compared to lead-acid batteries, lithium provides great energy density at about half the mass and weight.

Energy Independence

Energy storage allows you to be independent of the grid so you can have energy where and when you want it. So, no worries about black outs, brown outs, or when the grid goes down.


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The Lion Safari ME and XP are made from Lithium Iron Phosphate and is the safest solar generator and expansion pack on the market. Because they do not emit any toxic fumes or gases, you can use them 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 ME and XP go through extensive testing from initial design, through production, and before it ever leaves Lion Energy.

If you want to know more about how safe Lithium Iron Phosphate is (Safari ME and XP) click below.


What are the Safari ME and XP?

The Safari ME and XP are the latest in Lithium battery technology for portable power needs. They replace traditional noisy gas generators with the safest Lithium batteries on the market today. They are light weight for the amount of power and stored energy they have. Think of it as a safe, silent, renewable generator and extra energy storage without the need for gas, pollution or all that weight.

What does the Safari ME power?

You can use it to power a wide variety of devices like cell phones, laptops, tablets refrigerators, freezers, TVs, lights, hot plates or grills, power tools, and the list goes on. Virtually any device you can plug into a standard wall outlet, the Safari ME can power it. And with the optional ME-XP expansion battery, you can power all that for longer.

How can you figure out how long the Safari ME and XP will power specific devices?

The ME has a continuous 2,000W of power output (watts of power output) and over 900Wh (922 watt hours) of stored energy. The ME-XP adds nearly another 2,050Wh more when connected to the ME. That means you can power devices that require up to 2000W of power for various periods of time. To calculate how long the ME can power a device, use this formula: Wh / W = Estimated Run Time. For example, if the device requires 50W of power and the ME has 922Wh then the device can be powered for approximately 18.5 hours (922 / 50 = 18.44) If you use that same device but now with the XP connected to the ME, you'll have 2,970Wh to use in this formula (2,970 / 50 = 59.4).

How long can the Safari ME and XP hold a charge?

They will maintain their charge for up to a year (ME) or two (ME-XP) without having to charge them. This is known as shelf life or storage life. They will lose about 2-3% charge on average each month (more in the first month and less in subsequent months), assuming the unit is fully charge to begin with. However, we recommend using the ME and XP frequently, in the house, outside, on adventures and for emergencies.

Can the Safari ME and XP power an A/C unit?

The Safari ME outputs 2,000W and can power some AC units depending upon the brand and the watts each AC unit requires. Like with most devices, the power consumption varies from brand to brand and model to model. So you'll need to determine if the AC unit is less than 2,000W.Check out our videos tab for a detailed review on the ME. Remember, if you connect the XP to the ME then you get an extra 2,048Wh of stored energy to power things longer.

How can I connect the Safari ME and XP to my house?

You would need a home integration kit, which is generally found at home improvement/electrical supply/hardware stores.

Can the Safari ME and XP be used to store solar power or solar energy?

The Safari ME and XP are a great energy storage combo unit for solar power from solar panels. Together they can store 2,970Wh (watt hrs) of energy.

Why should I buy the Safari ME and XP?

The Safari ME and XP are made from the highest quality and longest lasting battery technology – Lithium Iron Phosphate. The Safari ME and XP are safe, silent and renewable, unlike gas-powered generators. The ME gives your power anywhere, anytime. The ME-XP gives you more time to power those devices.

Will the Safari ME and XP work with power tools?

Yes, most power tools will work just fine with the ME and XP. Some require more energy at startup (a surge) and may need to have a "soft start" component added to the ME that can be found at home improvement, electric supply, or hardware stores.


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I needed a unit I could take around the property for portable power, electric jack hammer, radio, other corded tools etc. so I wouldn't need to string 100' extension cords.This fits the bill just fine. I made a cart for it which makes moving it easier. The only things that could be improved: where the 120v AC plug rests, it doesn't sit neatly in its designated place so the back of the unit is flush. That is nitpicky, I know, but, to be objective. Another "negative" is Lion's use of 24volt solar panels. This may be a negative for only me, because I have a bunch of 12 volt panels. I'll just put two of them in series. Not really a negative, but buyer be aware: Lion uses the 30a Anderson plug for their solar charging input. I believe the general public - ones not also buying Lion's 24 volt solar panels, would be better served with an MC4 input. MC4 connectors are on the majority of panels in the market. If you plan to use panels other than Lion's, you'll need to make an adapter plug. Also pretty nitpicky, huh? Otherwise, I could find no negatives. I also bought two of the XPs. There is a similar cord issue with them also-difficult to wind the cord into their provided space in the back (again nitpicky), but otherwise; well packaged, received (I am in Utah) within 3 days of ordering, and they look perfect. Have only, so far, used to power a portable XM radio on the property and used a 1000w heater in the shop, just to test it out. Worked well, barely lowered the state of charge after 30 minutes of use. Many of these equally sized units by other manufacturers are not LiPo4 powered and have significantly less charge cycles that the ME. Stay away from the Lithium-Ion (polymer) and the NMC batteries. LiPo4 have twice the charge/discharge (life expectancy) cycles. Double what your expected needs are and you should be happy. Also if you're looking to purchase a unit like this, look for one that is upgradeable; you can buy extra batteries, like the XP.One final note, the XP can be plugged into the ME when the ME goes dry, and the ME can continue to be used. I just wish the XP could be charged independently, but that would require a charge controller in the XP unit, and raise costs. Good unit and Lion's tech support responds quickly with the right answers..

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I initially purchased the Safari ME+ XP as a power back up for household as you never know when the power grid will fail. I also needed something for my wife's medical equipment like her CPAP & Oxygen concentrator. This works very well for both. I love that you can use the Safari ME+XP at same time you recharge the unit with the 6 solar panels. This way when done it stays charged. Very happy with this that I purchased an additional "XP" for extra power if and when and where needed. The only thing I would reccomend to the manufacturer as an improvement would be to provide a way that these XP Units could be stacked with a plug style so the total wattage could also be displayed. It's no big deal as they are now just have to switch one for another full lowered one is all. Other than that minor discomfort, a very user friendly, well organized, well thought through power generator without having to use gas or any fuels. Lion Energy made me a customer for life Thank you Lion Energy for an outstanding product!!!

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