Lion Safari UT™ 700

Lion UT 700 Battery (12V, 56Ah, LiFePO4)

12V 56Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery

This lithium iron phosphate battery is a smaller version of the Safari UT™ 1300 and has many of the same great benefits over lead acid. The main differences are a smaller amount of energy storage and a 10 year warranty. Just plug and play and use a lithium charger for optimal charging.

  • Last Longer – 10 year warranty.
  • Maintenance Free – Retains charge up to 2 years with no trickle charging or fluids needed.
  • Fast Charging and Lightweight – 15% faster charging with its smart Battery Management System (BMS) and only weighs 17 lbs.
  • Longer Run Time – Camp and boat 2x longer on a single charge than lead acid batteries.
  • NOTICE: For auxiliary power only. Not for use as a starter battery.


The Safari UT™ 700 is the latest in Lithium Battery technology. It replaces traditional deep cycle lead acid batteries with the safest and longest lasting Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries. It has 716Wh, 56Ah, and 12.8V all at only 17 lbs.


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The Safari UT 700 lithium battery is like the Safari UT1300 with many of the same great benefits over lead acid, it's just has a smaller amount of energy storage and a 10 year warranty. It's a great option for replacing old lead acid batteries used for auxiliary power.

Weighs Less

At only 17 lbs., the Safari UT 700 has more stored energy and is about 1/2 the weight of traditional batteries.


Made from Lithium Iron Phosphate, it's the safest lithium battery on the market. You can use it indoors or outdoors.

Last Longer

The Safari UT 700 has long lasting life cycles at 3,500+ using full depth of discharge (DOD). It can hold a charge for up to 2 year.

Renewable Solar Batteries

Use the power of the sun to fully recharge the Safari UT 700 in just a few hours. That way you can use it over and over again without hurting the environment.

Camp 2X As Long

The Safari UT 700 provides 56Ah. You'll be able to go camping 2X longer on a single charge than you can with a lead acid battery.

Expandable for More Power

One Safari UT 700 battery has 56Ah. If you need more, you can connect them in parallel (more Ah) or in series (more volts).  

Zero Maintenance

No water or acid. No trickle charging. No mess. The Safari UT 700 just works, day in and day out.  

10 Year Warranty

Using Lithium Iron Phosphate technology it can be drained and recharge over 3,500 times. That's years longer than lead acid batteries. And that's why it's backed by a 10 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.  


Our Safari UT battery series comes with our own proprietary BMS that will protect your battery from harm. It's like having a personal body guard for the battery.

The Safari UT series all have an internal Battery Managment System (BMS) that acts as a safety net to shut down the battery if its out of parameters. This prevents the battery from overcharging or discharging as well as operating outside of the appropriate temperature range.



Life On Your Terms

This very well could be the last battery you ever have to buy. Easily replace traditional lead acid batteries to power your motor home, RV, overlander, bus, tiny home, houseboat, trolling motor, and more.

We have created a step by step walk through on how to use the the Safari UT for either:

Be Prepared To Power Anything

In addition to powering all your toys, you can also use your Safari Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries to be prepared for any emergency.

The Lion Energy Safari Solar Kit lets you harness the power of the sun, store the energy in your Safari UT 700 batteries, and convert it to power for your devices, tools, lights, and many other power needs. Use the DIY Kit for your shed, cabin, gazebo, campsite, or outdoor adventure.


  • The Safari UT 700 is the lightest Lithium Iron Phosphate battery in its class by more than 25% compared to lead acid batteries. This make a HUGE difference when your looking at overall weight capacity for your RV, Trailer, or outdoor rig.
  • Because we use prismatic cells vs cylindrical cells, we can pack more power in a smaller unit.
  • The Safari UT 700 has a 10 year warranty.
  • When you look at a price per watt basis, the Safari UT 700 give you the most bang for your buck.
ITEM LION UT 700 Battle Born 12V - BB5012 Expert Power Dakota Lithium

Battery Capacity (Wh)

12.8V / 716Wh

12V / 600Wh

12V / 600Wh

12V / 691Wh

Life Cycles


3,000 - 5,000

2,500 - 7,000


Shelf Life

Up to 2 years

Up to 1 year

Up to 1 year

Up to 1 year

Continuous Discharge Rate





Battery Type

Lithium Iron Phosphate
Li-ion LiFePO4

Lithium Iron Phosphate
Li-ion LiFePO4

Lithium Iron Phosphate
Li-ion LiFePO4

Lithium Iron Phosphate
Li-ion LiFePO4

Weight (pounds)





Dimensions LxWxH (inches)

10.2 x 6.6 x 8.8

7.1 x 7.3 x 8.9

7.7 x 6.5 x 6.6

9.0 x 5.4 x 8.4

Charging / Operating Temp

32 to 113°F / -4 to 131°F

32 to 113°F / -4 to 135°F

32 to 140F / -4 to 140°F

32 to 120°F / -20 to 120°F


10 years

10 years

1 year

11 years







Safari UT 700

Weight (pounds)


Dimensions - Inches (L x W x H)
(Battery Posts add 1 inch in Height)

10.2 x 6.2 x 8.8
(10.2 x 6.2 x 9.8)


10 Years

Safari UT 700

Battery Chemistry

Prismatic Cell LiFePO4
Lithium Iron Phosphate

Battery Capacity - Watt Hours (Wh) / Amp Hours (Ah)

716Wh / 56 Ah

Battery Output - Amps (A)

100 Amps Continuous Discharge

Life Cycles

3,500+ at 100% Depth of Discharge (DOD)

Charge Retention

Up to 2 Years

Charging / Operating Temp

32 to 113°F / -4 to 131°F

Series / Parallel

12V to 24V / 56Ah, 112Ah, 166Ah+

Safari UT 700

Maximum Charge Rate - Amps (A)

Up to 50A

Recommended Charging Voltage - Volts (V)

13.9V - 14.6V


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. And you can use all the energy stored in them compared to other batteries

LiFePO4 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 be charged, discharged, and recharged again so it reduces downtime, which increases 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). And there's no acid or water or mess to worry about.

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 so you can use them in a variety of ways from RVs and Trailers to Boats and Outbuildings and much more.

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 it can now be effectively stored and used as needed. You can harness the power of the sun and use it over and over again, when you need it and where you need it.

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 a fraction of the 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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Energy Independence

The Lion Safari UT 700 is made from Lithium Iron Phosphate and is the safest energy storage unit on the market. Because it does not emit any toxic fumes or gases, you can use it 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 Safari UT 700 goes through extensive testing from initial design through production before it ever leaves Lion Energy. It has to be good enough for our grandma to use.

If you want to know more about how safe Lithium Iron Phosphate is (Safari UT 700) click below.




The Safari UT lithium battery series performs better than lead acid batteries in most weather conditions. It can charge between temps of 32° and 113°F and can discharge between -4° and 131°F at 100% rate.

ALL types of batteries need to be above freezing in order to charge them. As a result, it is best to use the batteries in a climate controlled location (not on the tongue of a trailer or using a lead acid battery compartment that has to be ventilated, thus allowing freezing air to circulate around the battery).

The Safari UT and other lithium batteries can be placed in an insulated space, inside the RV or other climate controlled areas. Some users have suggested using a Battery Heating Pad that you can find online. We recommend using the battery in a climate controlled location.

If you want to use some type of heating element to keep the battery above freezing, you may want to do an online search or check out sites like

What is the Safari UT 700?

The Safari UT 700 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" replacement for the deep cycle lead acid battery from your RV or boat. The Safari UT 700 is a superior preforming battery giving you a light weight, long lasting, strong performing, amazing battery solution.

What does the Safari UT 700 power?

The Safari UT 700 is an amazing Lithium Iron Phosphate battery that can be used for auxiliary power in RV's Trailers, Motorhomes, 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. For example, use it in an RV to power slide outs, lights, microwave, TV, AC, and get twice the camping time than a lead acid battery. Want to use it to power a trolling motor? No problem, and you'll get not only a longer use time, but it also weigh less than half a lead acid battery and that's a big deal in a boat. How about using it to store energy at a cabin so you can power lights, TV, and more? Yes, you can use it for that too. It can be used 100% and then recharge over 3,500 times and still have 80% of its capacity left. (Note The Safari UT 700 is not a battery to use for starting vehicles.)

How long does the Safari UT 700 last?

The life of the Safari UT 700 Lithium battery is about 14 time that of deep cycle lead acid batteries and it comes with a 10 year warranty.

How long can the Safari UT 700 hold a charge?

It will maintain its charge for up to 2 years without having to charge it. This is known as shelf life or storage life. However, we recommend using it more frequently.

Can it store solar power?

The Safari UT 700 is a great energy storage unit for solar power from panels on homes, cabins, businesses, and RV's.

Do I have to maintain it?

The Safari UT 700 is virtually maintenance free, meaning you don't have to use it or even trickle charge it every 3-4 months, deal with messy acid or water since it doesn't have any, or remove it from your vehicle and store it for the next season. It can hold its charge for up to 2 years and can be recharge again and again for years of use.

Is it good in bad weather?

The Safari UT 700 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% rate. Outside these ranges it can discharge at a lower rate but we recommend staying within the above parameters.

How big is it?

The Safari UT 700 weighs in at just 17 pounds and is the same 24 Group as other batteries, The dimensions are 10.2" L x 6.6" W x 8.8"

What's the rated capacity?

The Safari UT 700 is commonly referred to as a 12V, 56Ah (How much energy is stored in it), 716 Wh. It's nominal voltage is actually 12.8V.

Can you use it series or parallel?

Yes. You can increase the voltage from 12V on the Safari UT 700 up to 48V total by connection them in series (4 batteries connected together via + to - posts). You can increase the Amp Hours (Ah) up to 56Ah, 112Ah, 168Ah, and 244Ah if they are in connected in parallel (+ to + and - to -).

What are the battery charging parameters?

We recommend setting all voltage to a max of 14.6 for each Safari UT 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 27.8 for 24V inverters.

What is a BMS

The Safari UT 700 already has an internal Battery Management System (BMS) that acts as a safety net to shut down the battery if it is out of parameters. This prevents the battery from over charging or discharging as well as operating outside of the temperature range.

Can I use my standard charger?

Yes! You could use a standard battery charger and it will charge the batteries. However, since most chargers are designed for a lead acid battery, they are made to charge up to a certain voltage. On a lead acid battery, their "full" is about 13.8V. The Safari UT 700 can accept a charge up to 14.6V. Most charger would get the batteries to 13.8V. For best performance, we recommend a good lithium charger.

Can I use a heating element to keep my Lithium batteries above freezing?

If you want to use some type of heating element to keep the battery above freezing, you may want to do an online search or check out sites like



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Great Battery

We took this to our deer lease and hooked it up to a solar panel. We have a small refrigerator running on it and can charge our cell phones. This thing is a game changer for us!

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Power to spare

Lion Safari UT 700 Lithium Battery is a powerful option for your low voltage dc applications. I use this as a direct replacement for my lead acid battery to run my Minn Kota Edge Freshwater Bow-Mount Trolling Motor. I used my regular battery charger at 10 amp and was able to top this battery off in 3.7 hours, since it has a built in BMS. Then the fish had nowhere to hide as the Lion Safari just wouldn't die. I cannot imagine how Lion Safari's 1300 would perform as this UT 700 is all I would ever need. Recommend by me, but not the fish.

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Lightweight with power

I received my UT 700 from Lion Energy superbly packaged and quickly. I fully charged the battery as instructed initially. It is so nice to have a lightweight useful battery for my camper and boat. I installed it to raise the hitch and hook up to my truck. Then used it to extend the slide-out. Later on I put my 12v inverter on it to power a couple of fans. It's practically fun to move around as compared to my other means of operation. I haven't recharged it yet but a solar panel my be in the future for that. The ease of using this battery has me to rethink for other applications.

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Great to charge motorcycle and boat battery

I got this battery specifically in mind to keep our boat and motorcycle batteries charged. The battery came packed very well and it has all of the components necessary to be able to charge a battery with ease. I would recommend this to anyone who has a motorcycle, boat or jet skis.

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Great battery

This one is a must have! My husband loves the fact that it is lightweight, at least compares to our current one. It has handles that makes the carry on easier and came with al the connections you need. According to the details, the charge last for two years and you can use it to its maximum capacity, so that's great.