Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-22-2023, 12:04 PM   #1
New Member
Currently Looking...
Spring Branch , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2023
Posts: 2
2023 BC20X 2x100AH Battery vs 1x200AH Battery

I am interested in making my Basecamp more off grid capable, but would like to do so in stages. With regards to Lithium batteries, is there a benefit to purchasing 2x100AH Lithium batteries vs 1x200AH battery? I can understand the desire to have redundancy in the event of failure, and that accomodating the storage footprint can be a factor as well. Aside from that, is there any performance benefit vs the two?
Jamlewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2023, 05:49 PM   #2
Rivet Master
1988 32' Excella
Robbinsville , New Jersey
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,840
It depends on the spec of the batteries. Most 100 AH deep-cycle Lithium batteries have a 100 amp max output. I know some 200 AH deep-cycle Lithium batteries also only have a 100 amp max output. This can limit how much power you can draw for items like an inverter. Other 200 AH deep-cycle Lithium batteries may have a 200 amp limit,(I haven't checked) which would be no problem.
Wazbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2023, 08:35 PM   #3
Rivet Master
2007 16' International CCD
Vintage Kin Owner
Somewhere , Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,373
I agree that there is value to redundancy — if you have two batteries and one fails (not improbable, I have experienced a hard failure of a 12v lithium battery while camping) you can carry on. With regard to performance benefits, you would have to do research but it is possible that in the form factor of two 100Ah lithium batteries you might find a single battery with more than 200Ah.

Not a performance benefit, but the handling of two smaller batteries might be advantageous.
field & stream is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2023 BC20x Suburban on Demand Issues ErickfromMI Base Camp 53 09-22-2023 03:41 PM
BC20X Tow Vehicles joegeiger Base Camp 24 08-20-2022 10:03 AM
Renogy RBT100LFP12-SH-US in a BC20X cajohnson Base Camp 28 07-31-2022 03:22 PM
Ordered a 2023 FC 25FB- wont arrive until spring 2023 waninae39 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 48 07-17-2022 05:39 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.