SMART LITHIUM Drive – 12V 1000Wh



• Quick Charge  – up to 5x faster.
• Ultra light Weight  – up to 4x usable energy.
• Super Durable – Empty/Charge without regrets.
• Best choice for safety.
• Extreme Power Delivery for a more lively motor.
• 5 Years warranty & 5000 cycles.

SUNBEAMsystem Multi Connect App compatible (IOS & Android)
• Integrated with the BMS for full info availability
• Connects simultaneously to all SUNBEAMsystem devices
• Configurable grouping of multi-devices to show them as one cluster
• Add MoonRay solar charge controllers in your local App network

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designed for electrical propulsion

Extreme power delivery

Real-time internet monitoring



SUNBEAMsystem is a market leader when it comes to marine batteries. The DRIVE model range is part of the SMART LITHIUM family. It suits any energy storage needed for electrical marine propulsion. From the simple trolling motor, to the more advanced bow-mounted trolling motors and up to yachts with built-in electrical engines.

● Internet & Local App Monitoring
● Winter Mode
● Easy Charge Reboot
● High Performance BMS
● 5 Years Warranty

Extended Range and Enhanced Performance: The DRIVE Battery's Latest Leap

Experience up to 4.5 times the range per unit of carried weight with a DRIVE battery, outperforming traditional lead-acid batteries significantly. Our recent advancements in the SMART LITHIUM series have pushed the boundaries even further, offering an impressive 8% increase in capacity for the same battery size. Alongside, we’ve enhanced the current capabilities, boosting both efficiency and reliability dramatically. Central to our series is an unwavering commitment to innovation, highlighted by regular software updates that ensure our technology remains at the forefront of the industry

Exceptional life expectancy and durability

It’s well-known that lithium batteries provide double the usable capacity of lead-acid counterparts, with considerably lower charging and discharging losses. On top of that SMART LITHIUM’s exceptionally durable cells and configuration ensure minimal capacity loss over time—less than 20% after over 5,000 cycles, often significantly less. This durability also extends to winter use and offers greater flexibility with fewer limitations than traditional lithium batteries.

Alternator Friendly High Performance BMS

The Battery Management System (BMS) is designed to be compatible with alternators, but it necessitates the use of a lead-acid starter battery if you’re employing alternator (motor) charging. For those in search of batteries for domestic or household use, our Plug & Play series is highly recommended. This series is specifically designed to ensure the gentle handling of your alternator, offering a unique solution that stands out in the market. On the other hand, when it comes to energy storage for propulsion, the BMS integrated into our DRIVE battery series is unmatched in performance, offering superior capabilities compared to other options available.

Tab-less 32650 Cylindrical cells bolted to a steel structure

A key factor in the success of SUNBEAMsystem‘s batteries is our unique construction method, the Stainless Power Matrix. This process requires significantly more time and investment than the industry standard. Unlike typical methods that favor cost-saving measures like soldering or laser welding, soft plastic frames, and the use of prismatic cells, we instead focus on long-term quality. Our commitment is to craft a product that not only performs superiorly but also embodies excellence in every aspect of its design and functionality.

Cylindrical Cells in High-Performance Models: Our batteries use cylindrical cells for superior heat resistance, stability, and lifespan compared to prismatic cells.

Upgraded to 32650 Cells: We’ve transitioned to larger 32650cells, similar to advancements in the automotive industry by companies like Tesla and Rivian. These cells enhance performance due to their size and improved capabilities.

No Soldering Connections: Our batteries feature tab-less cylindrical cells connected without soldering, reducing failure risks from shocks and enhancing efficiency by lowering electrical resistance.

Bolted to Steel for Enhanced Stability: Each cell is bolted to a stainless steel frame, ensuring exceptional physical and electrical robustness, optimal shape retention, and excellent heat dissipation, unlike common plastic fixations.

The construction with a stainless, stable structure and bolted cylindrical cells delivers unbeatable quality over time, with numerous positive effects such as exceptional performance and guaranteed enhanced safety.

The Multi-Layered Safety Concept

The answer to why SMART LITHIUM is safer than your old batteries

SUNBEAMsystem’s SMART LITHIUM batteries are designed with an unparalleled safety architecture, distinguishing them from conventional lithium-ion technologies. Our batteries are rigorously tested to withstand extreme conditions without sacrificing safety. Here’s how we ensure the highest safety standards:

  1. Advanced Safety Chemistry: Our batteries use Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry, recognized for its superior safety profile compared to traditional lithium-ion batteries, greatly minimizing accident risks.
  2. Built-in Fire Safety Valves: Each cell includes a fire safety valve that acts as a crucial defense mechanism. In extreme conditions like intense heat or fire, these valves activate to prevent potential hazards, enhancing safety.
  3. Comprehensive Electronic Protection: Our batteries are equipped with an advanced electronic protection system that ensures operation within safe parameters and dynamically responds to protect against unexpected incidents.

SUNBEAMsystem’s SMART LITHIUM series boasts certified resistance to penetration, crushing, fire, repeated vibrations, shock impact, short-circuiting, and overcharging, positioning it as one of the safest battery options available. Our layered safety approach has also secured the series a distinguished air transport certification under UN 38.3 legislation, reinforcing its top-tier safety qualifications.


Winter Mode

A unique feature only available on SUNBEAMsystem batteries

SUNBEAMsystem batteries come with an exclusive and innovative feature: Winter Mode. This unique capability is a testament to the over-engineering of our batteries, designed to operate flawlessly in cold conditions without sustaining damage. Activating Winter Mode is straightforward – simply adjust the setting in the app based on the weather forecast or upon receiving a notification on your phone. This simple action is all it takes from your end.

While Winter Mode doesn’t negate the temporary capacity reduction inherent to cold weather, it does ensure that your battery can be used without resorting to the energy-intensive heaters that other systems rely on. This means you can continue to use your battery efficiently, even in cold temperatures, without the risk of deadlocking or unnecessary power consumption.

Easy Charge Reboot

Overcoming Depletion Challenges with Ease

One of the standout benefits of lithium batteries is their sophisticated Battery Management System (BMS). A fundamental function of any BMS is to disconnect the battery once it’s depleted, a necessary measure to prevent damage. However, this safety feature can become a significant inconvenience, as it also prevents modern chargers from recognizing and charging the battery, leading to a frustrating, and sometimes dangerous, deadlock.

But with the SUNBEAMsystem DRIVE, this issue is effortlessly resolved. Simply open your smartphone, tap on the notification from our dedicated app that links to your battery, and confirm when prompted. This action reactivates the battery’s ability to communicate with the charger, initiating the charging process and closely monitoring the critical initial phase. This straightforward yet innovative solution not only eliminates frustration but also ensures your safety and convenience, truly embodying the principle that sometimes the simplest solutions are the most revolutionary.


Elevate Your On-The-Go Living with the Mobile Smart Home Functionality

Experience streamlined management and enhanced convenience with the Multi Connect App, designed specifically for SUNBEAMsystem battery users. This all-in-one app integrates seamlessly with your yacht or RV systems, bringing smart home functionality right to your fingertips. Opt for a tablet of your choice, select the ideal size for your space, and mount it securely using our Universal Wall Mount Kit for an efficient, stylish control panel/instrument. Incorporate our Smart Screen Power Saver (PIR) to ensure that your central hub maintains minimal energy usage.

  • Seamless BMS Integration: Directly access accurate battery data without external sensors.
  • Intuitive Interface & Notifications: Constantly monitor your battery’s status right next to your phone’s battery level, with clear, helpful notifications.
  • Mobile Smart Home Functionality: Transform your space into a smart home with easy-to-use features.
  • Real-Time Access & Control: Manage your battery settings and view group data from anywhere, with options for local and internet sharing.
  • Customizable & Expanding: Tailor the app’s layout to your needs and expand its capabilities with a growing range of compatible devices and sensors.

The Smart Home functionality in the Multi Connect app is specifically designed for yachts and RVs, providing an easy, innovative solution to manage your living space. It not only simplifies control over your environment but also ensures that your mobile home or yacht is equipped with the latest in smart technology, and adaptable to your unique lifestyle needs.


DRIVE ModelCapacityCell TypeSystem VoltageSuitable ChargerMax. MotorWeightDimensions
DRIVE 12V 1000Wh1000 WhCylindrical 3265012V12V charger (if 36V -> 3-channel)55 lbs (36V 125lbs)10.8kg32.3 x 17.1 x 22 cm
DRIVE 12V 1400Wh1400 WhCylindrical 3265012V12V charger (if 36V -> 3-channel)65 lbs (36V 135lbs)13.8kg32.3 x 17.1 x 22 cm
DRIVE 24V 1400Wh1400 WhCylindrical 3265024V24V charger85 lbs13.8kg32.3 x 17.1 x 22 cm
DRIVE 36V 1380Wh1380 WhCylindrical 3265036V2.3kW, CC/CV top 43.8V2.3kW14.2kg32.3 x 17.1 x 22 cm
DRIVE 48V 1400Wh1440 WhCylindrical 3265048V3kW, CC/CV top 54.75V3kW14.2kg32.3 x 17.1 x 22 cm
DRIVE 48V Prismatic 5kWh 5kW5.1 kWhPrismatic48V5kW, CC/CV top 54.75V5kW38kg52 x 26.9 x 22 cm
DRIVE 48V Prismatic 10kWh 5kW10 kWhPrismatic48V (51.2V)5kW, CC/CV top 58.4V5kW110kg55 x 45 x 28.5 cm
DRIVE 48V Prismatic 10kWh 10kW10 kWhPrismatic48V (51.2V)10kW, CC/CV top 58.4V10kW110kg55 x 45 x 28.5 cm
DRIVE 48V Active Cylindric 10kWh 10kW10 kWhCyl32650 / Active Balancing48V (51.2V)10kW, CC/CV top 58.4V10kW110kg 64 x 49.2 x 29.5 cm

(*) Maximum End of charge  58.4V (accepts both 57.6V and 58.4V)
(**) Maximum End of charge 54.75V
(***) Maximum End of charge 43.8V

DRIVE 12V 1000Wh
Capacity1000 Wh
Cell TypeCylindrical 32650
System Voltage12V
Suitable charger12V charger (if 36V -> 3-channel)
Max. Motor55 lbs (36V 125lbs)
Dimensions32.3 x 17.1 x 22 cm

Give extra care to your Smart Lithium Battery on mobile or fixed installations.

You know how bumpy the road can be until you reach that favorite spot of yours. It´s fine and well, kind of fun, right? Such is your adventurous spirit. Now you can keep your Smart Lithium battery well-protected wherever you decide to go. The SUNBEAMsystem Silicone Case for Smart Lithium Drive and  Smart Lithium Plug & Play prolongs your battery life, keeping it well protected from undesired impacts and scratches. Also, if your battery is fixed installed, the Silicone Casing helps to keep it nice and tight in place, absorbing some vibration and impacts along the way.

Compatible with:
• All Smart Lithium Plug & Play models.
• Smart Lithium Drive 12V and 24V models.

Effortlessly connect your old-style pole clamps to a Smart Lithium battery.

Our adaptors are made with 100% copper.
It’s 3 times better than brass when you compare the conductivity of the materials.

Included in package
1x Positive pole
2x negative pole
2x HEX M8 bolts
1x Threadlock

Additional information

Weight10.9 kg
Dimensions33 × 23.5 × 17.5 cm