June '20

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60 • RV PRO • June 2020 rv-pro.com RV O E F O C U S I t wasn't so long ago that Dragonfly Energy was little more than a dream being cooked up by a group of engi- neering professional friends. They knew they had a good idea for building lithium batteries for the RV and marine industries and they knew they had to the know-how to pull it off. What they needed was to convince those industries that it was a good idea. Well, that and enough seed money to pull it off. Seven years later, count both indus- tries convinced, as Sparks, Nev.-based Dragonfly Energy and its aftermarket brand, Battle Born Batteries, have carved out notable niches in the RV and marine markets with durable batteries that are longer-lasting and hold more charge than their lead-acid counterparts. "Battle Born Batteries is a brand we sell to consumers," says COO Sean Nichols. "They're made in the same factory. But now we're making some OEM products that have features that consumers would Development of the GC3 battery system and a deal for its inclusion as an optional upgrade on Keystone's flagship Montana puts Dragonfly Energy products at the forefront of OEM lithium battery suppliers. By Travis O. Pryor POWER POWER Game-Changing Game-Changing Seven years ago, Dragonfly Energy was little more than an idea by a group of engineering professional friends who dreamed of building lithium batteries for the RV and marine industries. Today, Sparks, Nev.-based Dragonfly is expanding its operations as its products make continued inroads in those markets. Pictured here are (from left to right): Design Engineer and company co-founder Justin Ferranto, COO Sean Nichols and CEO Denis Phares. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DRAGONFLY ENERGY

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