How to Choose the Best Campervan Batteries

Choosing the best campervan batteries can be a bit of a minefield. There’s no one size fits all answer. What suits one person may not suit another.

The camper van electrical system is one of the most important parts of any camper van conversion.

Understanding campervan batteries

The first thing in choosing the right batteries is understanding the different types of camper batteries.

Types of camper batteries

Flooded lead acid (FLA)

Gel batteries

Absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries

Lithium-ion batteries

Battery efficiency

Flooded lead acid batteries are around 50% efficient. Gel and AGM batteries fair better at around 80% efficiency.

Leisure battery lifespan and cycles

Manufacturers provide an indication of expected lifespan of their batteries in years and in cycles.

Choosing campervan batteries based on cost

Batteries can carry a hefty upfront price tag so it’s tempting to choose a battery type that doesn’t demand a high cash outlay.

To help you wade through the detail and fit the best camper battery for your needs, here’s all you need to know. Swipe up to learn more!