SOK 12V 206Ah LiFePO4 Solar Battery
Experience reliable and long-lasting power with the SOK 12V 206Ah Lithium-Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Deep Cycle Battery. It’s designed to exceed expectations and deliver unparalleled performance for all your power needs. Whether you’re embracing the freedom of van life, enjoying the comforts of an RV, or powering your off-grid cabin, this battery is your dependable energy companion. Don’t settle for less when you can have exceptional value with an SOK Battery!
Capacity and Voltage
The SOK 12V 206Ah LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery provides ample power capacity with its 206Ah rating, ensuring a reliable energy source for your applications.
Max Discharge and Charge
With a maximum discharge of 100A and maximum charge rate of 50A, this battery is capable of delivering and receiving power efficiently, catering to your power demands.
Certifications and Temperature Range
Rest assured of its quality and safety as the SOK battery holds certifications from UL 1642 and IEC 62133. Its operational temperature range of -4° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C) allows it to perform reliably in various environments.
Detachable Cover and Replaceable BMS and Cells
The battery features a convenient detachable cover, enabling easy access to the internal components for maintenance or replacement. Both the Battery Management System (BMS) and individual cells are replaceable, ensuring long-term functionality.
Cycle Life Span and Built-In Smart BMS
Expect exceptional durability from the SOK battery, as it offers an impressive 4000-8000 cycle life span. It is equipped with a built-in Smart BMS, providing intelligent monitoring and protection to optimize performance and prolong battery life.
Low Temperature Charging Protection and Grade A Cells
The battery incorporates low-temperature charging protection, ensuring safe and efficient charging even in colder environments. It utilizes Grade A cells, known for their high-quality and reliability, ensuring consistent power output.
User-Serviceable Design and Thick Heat-Sink
Created with user convenience in mind, the SOK battery features a user-serviceable design, allowing for easy maintenance or component replacement. Additionally, its 5mm thick heat-sink aids in heat dissipation, promoting optimal battery performance.
Comprehensive Protection and Auto Balance
Enjoy peace of mind with the SOK battery’s comprehensive protection against overcharging, discharging, and short circuits, safeguarding both the battery and connected devices. The battery cells auto-balance, ensuring consistent performance and longevity.
High and Low Temperature Disconnects
The battery is equipped with high and low temperature disconnects, adding an extra layer of protection in extreme temperature conditions.
Choose the SOK 12V 206Ah Battery for reliable power, exceptional durability, and a range of intelligent features. Whether it’s for your RV, van life, off-grid cabin, or other applications, trust the SOK battery to deliver outstanding performance and value!
Also available in 12V 100Ah, 24V 100Ah & 48V 100Ah sizes!
Connecting in 24V or 48V battery banks? We recommend the Victron Battery Balancer!
Charger & Inverter Settings
General settings that apply to most equipment. For Victron BlueSmart Chargers, please refer to the BlueSmart product listing page for exact parameters.
Multiply voltages by 2 for 24v systems and by 4 for 48v systems.
Charge Current (Per battery): 40a Preferred (50a Maximum)
Absorption Voltage: 14.6v preferred (14.4 Minimum)
Float Voltage: 13.8v preferred (13.6 Minimum)
Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD): 11v
MUST BE DISABLED. SET DURATION TO 0 MINUTES.
If you can, we recommend setting the equalization voltage to 14.6v. With this set at 14.6, if an equalization is somehow triggered, you will not damage your battery.
Victron Settings For SmartShunt & BMV-712 / SOK Battery
Battery Capacity: Varies depending on system.
Charged Voltage: 13.8 (*2 for 24v & *4 for 48v Systems)
Discharge Floor: 10%
Tail Current: 2.00%
Charged Detection Time: 3m
Peukert Exponent: 1.05
Charge Efficiency Factor: 98%
Current Threshold: 0.10a
Time-to-go averaging Period: 3m
Battery Starts Synchronized: Disabled (NOTE: you will need to fully charge your battery to sync up SOC%)
State of Charge: 30% (NOTE: Set this to 30% with brand new, untouched batteries. They ship at 30% SOC%.)
Comment on Discharge floor:
Let’s say you setting this at 10%; when you get to 10%, the Smartshunt will indicate 10% remaining and 0 minutes until empty. If you choose to fully discharge your battery (not recommended) then set this to 0%. If you want to be more conservative on your time remaining, then set this to 20%
Settings for Victron SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controllers:
Battery Voltage: Set depending on system, normally 12v.
Max Charge Current: OK to set as high as desired, but no more than 50a per battery
Battery Preset: User Defined
Expert Mode: ON
Absorption Voltage: 14.6v
Float Voltage: 13.8v
Equalization Voltage: 14.6v
Rebulk Voltage Offset: 0.40v
Absorption Duration: Fixed
Absorption Time: 15 Minutes (This allows for proper cell balancing)
Tail Current: Disabled
Equalize Current: 0% (For safety we don’t want equalization at all.)
Automatic Equalization: Disabled
Equalize Stop Mode: Automatic (On voltage)
Maximum Equalize duration: 0 Minutes
Manual equalization: DO NOT CLICK START
Temperature Compensation: Disabled
Low Temperature Cutoff: Disabled (unless you add a temp sensor, the BMS has this protection built in)
Settings for Renogy Charge Controller (Wanderer, etc.)
IMPORTANT: For battery type, select “USER”
High Voltage Disconnect: 15.0
Charge Limit Voltage: 14.6v
Equalize Charge Voltage: 14.4
Boost Charge Voltage: 14.6v
Float Charge Voltage: 13.8v
Boost Charge Return Voltage: 13.4
Over Discharge Return Voltage: 12.0v
Low voltage Alarm:11.8v
Over Discharge Voltage: 11.0v
Discharge Limit Voltage: 10.5
Over Discharge Delay Time: 5 Seconds
Equalize Charge Time: 0
Boost Charge Time: 15 Minutes
Equalize Charge Interval: 0
Temperature Compensation: 0
Can you ship to Hawaii & Alaska?
We have currently suspended complete shipping to Hawaii & Alaska. You may arrange your own HAZMAT shipping from our warehouse, FOB Origin. Contact us if you would like to do this.
Does this battery have Low-Temperature protection?
Yes! The battery will prevent charging below 0°C in order to protect the cells while continuing to allow discharging. If you need to charge the battery in sub-zero temperatures, we recommend adding a heating pad that can be turned on to warm up the battery prior to charging.
What temperatures do the batteries need to be brought out of the cold?
The lowest safe storage temperature is -22°F, so any temperatures below this, you should bring them inside or add a heating pad of some sort, but keep in mind if a heating pad runs out of power and the battery falls below -22°F, damage may occur.
Does this fit into a standard “group size” battery box?
No, these batteries are just a bit too big to fit into your standard battery boxes. Many of our customers have had great luck installing into tool boxes or similar enclosures that provide protection from the elements. The metal-cased batteries are not waterproof. The Plastic 206ah battery can be installed in wet environments such as the tongue of trailers, in which case they fit great with the factory battery boxes removed.
Can I use my old Lead-Acid Charger?
This is not a simple “yes” or “no” question. If your charger has an equalize feature that exceeds 14.6v, then it absolutely cannot be used. The maximum charge current of a SOK Battery is 50 amps, so your total combined charge current may not exceed 50a * [number of parallel batteries]. You must also check the output voltages of the charger throughout a full charge cycle; if they exceed 14.6v they cannot be used. It is optimal to have an absorption voltage of 14.4v and a float voltage of 13.6. The battery isn’t totally picky regarding the float voltage, but we recommend 13.6 for optimal lifepsan. If you are limited on parameters, it is best to be on the lower-voltage side – you may sacrifice a bit of capacity, but longevity will increase significantly. Additionally, if your batteries get to a very low SOC, then they can draw more power from your charger than it is designed for leading to nuisance blown fuses & circuit breakers.
Can the battery be installed on its side?
Absolutely! With no acid or venting, this battery can be installed in any configuration except for upside-down (terminals facing down).
Who makes the SOK BMS?
The BMS is custom made by SOK battery, designed by SOK’s in-house engineers and manufactured to their strict quality control standards.
Do you offer free shipping?
We are a small mom & pop business, there are 3 of us here running this operation.
We put out a lot of money to SOK battery to buy the product, then wait a long time for transport by sea. Shipping to you has a cost, of which we cover more than ½ of anything more would make it unrealistic to carry the product at all.
Some bigger corporations offer free shipping, but they can afford to spend their profits on shipping, but that is not the case for us.
The difference is, we are nimble enough to provide excellent customer support, extended warranty (beyond what SOK offers) and, we have a phone number [(725) 258-2700], you can ring us and talk to a real person that speaks English. We ensure you are taken care of regardless of the circumstance.
What is the warranty policy, and how do I get any problems with the product fixed?
These batteries have a 7 year manufacturer warranty with an additional 3 years provided by Current Connected for a total of 10 years. If you ever have any issues with the product, please call us. Our team is on standby ready to help you. Our business relies on happy customers with working solutions, so if the battery is not working for you it is our job to provide the necessary after-sales support to turn a product into a solution. We have the faith and have done the testing to know these batteries will last a long time, and we are here for you through the entire duration of ownership.
Do I need to register for the extended warranty?
No, we track all orders as they are placed through our website database (which is regularly backed up). If you have any issues we will look up your order. If you wish to make it easier for us, have your order number handy. If not, we can certainly look your order up by name.
Can I get my battery shipped to me faster?
All lithium batteries (LiFePO4 included) must be shipped via Freight or Ground shipping. Typical delivery time in the US for in stock batteries is 5-7 business days. Lithium batteries cannot be shipped overnight, or express due to federal shipping restrictions. The USPS does not allow for batteries to be shipped to Post Office boxes (PO Box). For your shipping address, please use a street address serviceable by FedEx or UPS.