1. Your Children Might Grow Up and It‘s Still Running
LiFePO4 cells have a service life of more than 10 years and a high number of operating cycles: a minimal lifespan of LiFePO4 batteries is 2000 cycles with a standard service life of 8000 cycles. When treated well, LiFePO4 cells still retain up to 80% of their original capacity after 8000 cycles.
2. 4x Cheaper. Save Your Money
If you compare the price/performance ratio with the long lifespan of a LiFePO4, you will get a price that is around four times cheaper per one cycle (charge and discharge) than the cost of lead-acid batteries.
3. It Won‘t Explode
While other types of Li-Ion batteries with a cathode based on cobalt and manganese can easily combust or even explode in the event of a short circuit or overcharging, such reactions are a non-issue when it comes to LiFePO4.
4. A BIG, Simple Boost
LiFePO4 cells have a large capacity which offers up to 10,000 Ah per cell, which greatly simplifies the installation process. It thus increases the reliability and robustness of the solution unlike others, where it is necessary to use up to thousands of small cells to achieve higher capacities.
5. Stop Worrying about Charging
You‘ve experienced this while using your mobile phone: with each charge, the battery fills with energy but as the energy is used up, the battery essentially becomes clogged. After a few hundred charge cycles, the battery is completely worn out. This is not the case with LiFePO4 cells: they have no memory effect
6. Almost Zero Work
LiFePO4 cells do not require reformatting nor do they need to top up the electrolyte as other types of batteries do. Simply put, they do not require any operational maintenance per se
7. Save the Forest, Save the Planet
LiFePO4 batteries contain significantly less amount of heavy or rare metals (like manganese and cobalt) and are well-suited for future easy recycling. They are non-toxic, non-polluting and compliant with European RoHS regulations
HOW CAN I USE IT?
The safe voltage of standard battery systems is 48 V (i.e. 16 cells). Since they come in a voltage of 3.3 V, a 13.2 V attery can be assembled from 4 cells and be used as a direct replacement for conventional 12 V lead-acid batteries. Thanks to the high isolation voltage capability of LiFePO4 cells, it is also possible to build industrial systems using LiFePO4 with a voltage up to 1500 V
...AND WHEN SHOULDN’T I USE IT?
LiFePO4 technology works with any project, however, its weight and dimensions make it less interesting for confined spaces or if you need a very lightweight solution.
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