31st Mar, 2020
Enertec’s lithium iron phosphate batteries offer significant advantages such as improved discharge and charge efficiency, longer life span and the ability to deep cycle while maintaining power compared to lead-acid and other lithium batteries. You can expect LiFePO4 batteries to come with a higher price tag, but a much better total cost of ownership. These batteries are a worthwhile investment and a smart long-term solution as there is no maintenance and they come with a super long life.
Lithium can charge and discharge at a high rate offering maximum flexibility for all types of applications. Fast charging minimizes downtime, and lithium’s high rate of discharge is perfect for a consistent demand of power. Lead-acid batteries must be charged in stages over a longer time, and they perform inefficiently during high discharge periods, making them less adaptable than their lithium counterparts. Lithium’s efficiency is unparalleled, especially under high-stress situations. Temperature fluctuations and energy depletion barely affects lithium’s power delivery unlike lead-acid. Lithium is known to be the reasonable choice for applications that will exhaust the batteries or run in extreme weather.
Lithium batteries provide up to 10 times the cycle life than lead-acid batteries, and they still provide 80% of rated capacity after 2,000 cycles. Most lithium-ion batteries last around five years or more. The average lead-acid battery lasts just two years.
LiFePO4 batteries are typically half the mass, reducing concerns about battery weight and provide more energy than lead-acid batteries and Compared to other battery chemistries, lithium provides the same or greater energy at less than half the size and weight. This results in more flexibility and an easier installation.