How to Choose the Best Campervan Batteries

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

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.

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

Starter batteries The engine needs a starter battery to supply energy to the starter motor which in turn cranks the engine.

Deep cycle / leisure batteries Unlike starter batteries, a deep cycle battery is designed to release energy in a steady flow over a longer period.

Types of camper batteries

Flooded lead acid (FLA)

Gel batteries

Absorbed glass mat

Lithium-ion batteries





It’s important to understand what capacity you need, the lifespan of the batteries and running costs too.

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