Monday, April 25, 2016

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Batteries

Last month we talked about a new battery called Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4).  These batteries have some advantages over traditional AGM and SLA batteries
  • They are lighter
  • Signifacantly more recharge cycles
  • Higher current or peak-power rating

Weight12.13 lb32.9 lb
Charge Cycles2500*50-150
Max Continues Discharge Current20A?
*The XLFP12-42C reaches approximately 80 percent of its rated capacity after 2500 cycles in laboratory conditions.

As you can see there is one large disadvantage and that is price.  However I believe increased charging cycles more then make up for that.

Discharge rates are nice as well.

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