There’s no question that the world as a whole is moving toward environmentally friendly practices. Unfortunately, not all batteries are keeping up with the times; times where consumers and business owners want (need) options.
RELiON lithium iron phosphate batteries are stepping up to the plate with innovative solutions to some of the battery industries oldest complaints, helping to take us into the future.
Lithium iron phosphate batteries – what’s it all mean?
RELiON lithium batteries offer solutions to some of the peskiest battery problems. For instance, they weigh less than a traditional lead-acid battery. About a quarter less! So when you are talking about a nearly 30-pound battery, every ounce you can shave off makes a big difference.
They last longer too. With a lifespan that is 10 times longer than a standard lead-acid battery, you can install it and forget it. Of course, you’ll have to practice battery maintenance like cleaning and recharging but that’s not a big deal either.
The RELiON lithium iron phosphate batteries recharge faster because they operate with a lower resistance. Just when it couldn’t get any better, we discover that these batteries are also tolerant of extreme hot and cold temperatures and they’re smaller!
All of these improvements over the traditional battery chemistry and design means the applications for batteries just went through the roof.
So How Does All This Work?
A just like any other battery; a positive charge moves through the electrolyte to the negative plate and remains there until used.
So while the idea of how a battery works didn’t change, the materials used to make it happen did.
Because RELiON uses a battery chemistry that is so far removed from the traditional lead-acid construction, they virtually eliminated the limitations that went along with it.
This means you can have a relatively maintenance-free battery that doesn’t require watering or lose capacity when idling or not in use.
Environmentalist, rejoice: they are environmentally friendly as well. Lead-acid batteries create fumes and require a lot of ventilation. RELiON batteries are non-hazardous and require no special protections against gassing.
These batteries are highly efficient as well. They have proven to be 99% efficient where lead-acid batteries are traditionally only 80% efficient.
So What Can RELiON Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries Be Used For?
The better question is, what can’t they be used for? They are available in a variety of sizes which makes them perfect for whatever application you can dream up.
Their lighter weight and longevity makes them perfect for automotive needs. Many people prefer these batteries as a backup power source because they have to be replaced less often.
RELiON lithium batteries are designed to be deep discharge batteries, which means that they maintain their effectiveness to a discharge of 100%. Lead-acid batteries begin to fail at a depth of discharge around 75-80%.
This means that with a RELiON battery, you can use it at full power to the last drop and still be able to recharge quickly and go again. With traditional batteries, this would mean certain death. Once you’ve used and recharged just so many times, the battery is done.
Not with RELiON. Even when cycled over 2,000 times the lithium iron phosphate battery will still perform at about 80% of capacity.
With a battery on the market that lasts 10 times longer, requires virtually no maintenance, and can be used and quickly recharged over and over again, it’s no wonder that the RELiON lithium iron phosphate battery is becoming the battery of the future.
If you want to learn more about these batteries, give our team a call. Plus, keep an eye out for more spotlights, like our feature on the Trojan Solar AGM line.