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 fluids 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 recharged after that time too.
Can it store Solar Power?
The Safari UT 700 is a great energy storage unit for solar power from panels on homes, cabins, and businesses and RVs.
How Long will it hold a charge:
It will maintain a charge for up to 2 years without having to charge it. This is known as shelf life or storage life. We recommend using it more frequently than every 2 years, though.
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° and can discharge between -4° to 131° at 100% rate. Outside these ranges it can discharge at a lower rate
How Big is it?
It weighs in at just 16.5 pounds and is the same 24 Group Size as other batteries. The dimensions are 10.2” L x 6.6” W x 8.8”
What's the rated capacity?
It is commonly referred to as a 12V, 56Ah (how much energy is stored in it), 716Wh
Can you use it in series or parallel:
Yes. You can increase the voltage from 12V on a UT up to 48V total by connecting them in series (4 batteries connected together via + to - posts). You can increase the Amps (A) and Amp Hours (Ah) up to 1500A and 1000Ah by connecting them in parallel (+ to + and - to -).