For many years, lithium batteries have been the most trusted high-performance batteries in every industry. Lithium Iron Phosphate (LifePO4) batteries are used in smartphones, watches, computers and tablets, and the advantages make them a smart choice for everyday use.
Lithium is used in lightweight marine batteries, solar cells and electric vehicle batteries. But that's just the skin of the lithium battery's capabilities.
⭐ Weights and Cycles
LifePO4 batteries are between 1/3-1/4 the weight of traditional lead-acid batteries, making them a more sensible lightweight solution. They also cycle up to 10,000 times, whereas lead-acid batteries only cycle 300-500 times before failing.
These two properties make lithium iron phosphate batteries versatile in a wide range of applications. Small electric cars, electric green lawn mowers, scissor lifts and even garbage trucks are using LifePO4 technology.
⭐ Efficiency and full cycle capability
The internal resistance of lead-acid batteries requires them to be charged slowly in stages to keep internal temperatures low. However, lithium iron phosphate batteries can be charged at constant current and constant voltage, which allows them to be charged quickly and put back into service when needed.
LifePO4 can also discharge 100% and maintain high voltage levels. Conversely, lead-acid batteries drop in voltage faster and lose most of their effectiveness somewhere between 75-80% depth of discharge (DOD). For these reasons, LifePO4 batteries are now used in robotics, home energy storage, hybrid generators and truck APU systems.
⭐ Operating temperature
The performance of lead-acid batteries degrades dramatically at both high and low temperatures, while lithium iron phosphate batteries operate at or near capacity in the temperature range of -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 158 degrees Fahrenheit.
This single feature makes LifePO4 batteries ideal for remote monitoring equipment in the Arctic and sub-Saharan regions. They are used in weather monitoring equipment, marine buoys, and oil and gas pipeline equipment in all climates around the world.
⭐ Energy density and flexibility
Lithium iron phosphate batteries offer the best balance of energy density and safety without harming the environment. Their high energy density means that lithium iron phosphate batteries can be made into packs of any size.
As a result, LifePO4 batteries are used in license plate monitoring equipment, depth sounders, paddle boards and playground equipment.
The opportunities for lithium iron phosphate batteries are endless. Whatever your application, there is a lithium battery solution for your energy needs. If you need a high-performance battery to store energy, the LifePO4 is the way to go.