SMART LITHIUM DRIVE Prismatic 48V 5kWh 5kW



• Quick Charge  – up to 5kW
• Super Durable – Empty/Charge without regrets.
• Best choice for safety.
• Extreme Power Delivery for a more lively motor.
• 5 Years warranty & 5000 cycles.

End of Charge: 58.4V
(accepts both 57.6V and 58.4V)

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

Available in backorder - Expect 2 - 4 weeks delivery time

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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.

The Smart Lithium Drive Prismatic 5kWh 48V – Features prismatic cells delivering reliable performance at an economical price point. These types of cells are a popular choice in the battery industry, valued for their compact form and efficient use of space.

If you are searching for cutting-edge technology, check out our Stainless Power Matrix batteries.

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 48V Prismatic 5kWh 5kW
Capacity5.1 kWh
Cell TypePrismatic
System Voltage48V
Suitable charger5kW, CC/CV top 54.75V
Max. Motor5 kW
Dimensions52 x 26.9 x 22 cm


• Solar panel security and added life expectancy
• Increased performance utilizing solar panels connected in parallel

To ensure the longevity of your solar panels you should always connect them in parallel. Added benefit is that the overall performance increase in a shadow rich environment as on a vessel.

Normally 24V /36V / 48V battery systems would require serial connections of the solar panels which is no longer needed with the Genasun BOOST controllers.
Simply connect a single solar panel or panels in parallel and let your Genasun do the magic.

Additional information

Weight110 kg
Dimensions54 × 42 × 27.3 cm