When it comes to popular battery options on Power Queen, the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah and Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini stand out. However, customers often find it challenging to decide between the two. To alleviate this confusion, this article aims to provide a thorough comparison of these battery types. By delving into the details, we hope to assist you in making an informed decision.

Part 1: The Similarities Between the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Battery and 12.8V 100Ah Mini

In terms of various performance parameters such as voltage, capacity, cycle life, charge, and discharge rate, these two batteries exhibit similar characteristics.

1. Voltage & Capacity

These 2 batteries have the nominal voltage at 12.8V, rated capacity of 100Ah.

2. Cycle Life

The 2 types of batteries’ life cycle can be 4000+ to 15000+.

  • 4000+ Cycles (100% DOD)
  • 6000+ Cycles (80% DOD)
  • 15000+ Cycles (60% DOD)

3. Energy

The energy of these 2 batteries is 1280Wh.

4. Internal Resistance


5. Battery Management System (BMS Board)

Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah and Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini LiFePO4 batteries come with a built-in 100A BMS. This BMS provides protection against overcharging, over-discharging, over-current, overheating, and short circuits. 

power queen battery management system

It's important to note that neither battery has low-temperature protection.

6.Charge Method


7.Charge Voltage


8.Recommend Charge Current

20A (0.2C)

9.Max. Continuous Charge Current


10.Max Continuous Output Power


11.Housing Material

ABS (Flame Retardant Plastic)

12.Protection Class


13.Temperature Range

  • (1)Charge: 0℃ to 50℃/32℉ to 122℉
  • (2)Discharge: -20℃ to 60℃/ -4℉ to 140℉
  • (3)Storage: -10℃ to 50 ℃/14℉ to 122℉

14.Multiple Applications

Both the classic and mini versions of the Power Queen batteries support up to 4 batteries in series and 4 in parallel (maximum 4S4P configuration). This allows for the creation of a 48V 400Ah battery system, providing 20.48kWh of energy and a maximum load power of 20.48kW. It's an ideal choice for various applications including RVs, solar power systems, home energy storage, and off-grid setups.


Part 2: The Differences Between Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah and 12.8V 100Ah Mini

The main differences between 12.8V 100Ah and 12.8V 100Ah mini are the dimensions, cells, BMS and internal structure.

1.Dimension & Weight

The Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini battery stands out with its innovative cell layout design, which prioritizes safety while also achieving a compact size without compromising performance. This unique design ensures a precise fitment and secure placement, minimizing any safety risks. As a result, the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini is both smaller in size and delivers optimal performance.

the weight of power queen 12.8v 100ah




12.8V 100Ah

 L13*W6.77*H8.43 in

 (L329*W172*H214 mm)

24.25 lbs

12.8V 100Ah mini

L10.24*W5.24*H8.96 in

 (L260*W133*H227.5 mm)

19.77 lbs

2.Battery Cells

The classic Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah battery is made of prismatic LiFePO4 cells. These cells have a rectangular shape and come in standard sizes that are easy to manufacture and integrate into battery packs. They are durable and have a higher energy density compared to other types of lithium-ion batteries. This makes them suitable for applications such as energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and backup power systems.

power queen 12.8v 100ah prismatic lifepo4 cell

Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Prismatic Cell---HOBOTECH Tear Down Review

On the other hand, the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini battery is made of pouch LiFePO4 cells. These cells are flexible and lightweight, making them ideal for portable applications like mobile devices and power banks. They are often used when space and weight are critical factors. Pouch cells are also known for their ability to maintain voltage levels and discharge rates at lower temperatures.

power queen 12.8v 100ah mini pouch cell

Power Queen 12.8v 100ah MINI pouch cell-- Roll2 Videos

Both batteries have the highest level of safety, as confirmed by UL Test reports. This means that you can trust the safety of both the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah battery and the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini battery.

In summary, the classic Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah battery is better suited for applications requiring higher energy density and durability, while the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini battery is better for portable applications where flexibility and lightweight design are important.

3.Internal Structure

The Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini battery is designed with an optimized internal structure that is both compact and sturdy, ensuring reliable performance. It has undergone rigorous testing to confirm its safety, making it one of the safest options available. With this level of safety, you can confidently install the battery in any direction, even in rough or bumpy conditions, without fear of damage.

power queen 12v 100ah mini up side down

However, the classic 12.8V 100Ah can only be installed upright with post bolts facing up or on its 2 smaller sides.

4.Energy Density

The mini one has the Industry highest energy density:67.74Wh/lb . While the classic 100Ah one has the energy density of 52.78Wh/lb.

Part 3: Reviews about Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah VS 100Ah Mini

Should you buy this? For us, it is a yes. The test verifies the capabilities of the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah LifePO4 Battery, and LFP is indeed one of the top considerations for modern energy storage applications.---Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah LifePO4 Battery Review

Youtube Review about Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah LiFePO4 battery

Youtube Review about Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini LiFePO4 battery

Part 4: FAQs about Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah vs 100Ah mini

1.Can I connect these 2 batteries in series?

No. Since the 2 batteries have different cells and internal structures, it is not recommended to connect these two batteries together or it would be harmful to their individual lifespans.

2.Can they be used as starting batteries for golf carts?

No, neither the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah nor the Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini batteries are suitable for use as starting batteries for golf carts. Both of these batteries are deep-cycle batteries, which are specifically designed to provide a consistent amount of power over an extended period of time.

Starting batteries, on the other hand, are designed to deliver a high burst of power for a short duration. Using a deep-cycle battery as a starting battery could potentially damage the battery and reduce its overall lifespan.

3. Do the 12.8V 100Ah and mini batteries have Bluetooth functionality?

No. The built-in BMS of these two batteries is a hardware version and cannot be used to obtain information from PC software. Power Queen batteries can be connected to a monitor and monitored, but the built-in BMS cannot communicate with the monitor.

4.How to charge the batteries?

It’s not recommended to charge LiFePO4 batteries with traditional lead-acid battery charger. There are 3 reliable ways to charge, solar panels, LiFePO4 battery charger and generator.

charge lifepo4 battery

In Summary

power queen 12v 100ah vs 12v 100ah mini

Which One Should I Choose?

The Power Queen 12.8V 100Ah Mini battery is a smaller and lighter version compared to the classic one. Both batteries offer the same performance specifications, including a maximum continuous discharge current of 100A, a maximum load power of 1280W, and an available capacity of 1280Wh. If you prioritize size and weight and prefer a more compact battery, then the Mini version would be more suitable for you. The price difference between the two options is only $10.

Power Queen provides a comprehensive warranty period of five years for new batteries, four years for batteries in used-like new condition, and three years for batteries in used-very good condition. If you have any further questions or concerns, our team is readily available to assist you at service@ipowerqueen.com.