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Lithium Iron Phosphate Technology Frequently Asked Questions

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Learn More About The Future Of Energy There is so much information to learn about LiFePO4 technology and the benefits of switching from lead acid to lithium. Embrace green energy and get answers to your LiFePO4 frequently asked questions below. FAQs On LiFePO4 Technology What’s the weight difference between LiFePO4 batteries and lead acid batteries? Typically, LiFePO4 batteries are about a quarter of the weight of lead acid batteries. What does this mean for your LiFePO4 battery applications? You aren’t weighed down by heavy lead acid batteries,…

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Solar and Wind Off Grid Systems

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The batteries used to store solar and wind energy are currently mainly lead-acid batteries. Short lifespan and low cycle number of lead acid batteries make it a weak candidate for environment and cost efficiency. Lithium-Ion batteries allow to equip solar or wind “off-grid” power stations, replacing the legacy banks of lead-acid batteries. Benefits : A lifetime (number of cycles) well above the lead-acid batteries (3000-5000 cycles at 90% depth of discharge) Footprint and weights 2-3 times lower than lead-acid No…

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The Top 7 Advantages Of Lithium-ion RV Batteries

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Although summer is on its way out, there is still plenty of time to work in a warm-weather RV trip. So, what’s powering your next adventure? Currently, lead acid RV batteries dominate the market, but there’s a superior alternative to traditional batteries. The benefits of choosing lithium-ion over lead acid for any application are numerous.  application are numerous.  And, when it comes to your RV, there are specific advantages that make lithium-ion RV batteries ideal. 1. They’re safe. Your RV isn’t just a means to…

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Is AGM or lithium in your RV battery future?

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If you thought you knew a lot about batteries, be prepared to go back to school in the near future: The world is changing. Once upon a time, RV batteries came from familiar factory names such as Lifeline, Trojan, Interstate, and the like. They were 12V, or better yet 6V “golf cart” styles, made with 19th-century lead-acid technology. They had a great deal of energy storage, considerable weight, and some obnoxious idiosyncrasies associated with their chemical technology. Around 1980, AGM…

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Benefits of Using Lithium Batteries in a Golf Cart

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Everyone loves riding in a golf cart! Whether you are using it to play golf or simply to ride around your suburban neighborhood, it’s always an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately, using a golf cart can become expensive. The energy costs can be very high. Luckily, you can make a simple change that will save you money. That change is switching out your lead-acid batteries in exchange for lithium batteries. As you will see, lithium batteries are superior in every way. There…

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Understanding Lithium Batteries for Your Solar Power Solution

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A solar power system in an RV is an efficient, practical, environmentally-friendly means of accessing power on the road. Yet, while using solar energy as a source to run everything in your RV is one thing, having that power when you need it can be a different story. “Probably 50 percent of customers that order a solar system request lithium batteries, which efficiently store power from the sun,” says Garret Towne, president of AM Solar in Springfield, Oregon, a company…

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Sailboat Tech – Lithium Batteries & Why We Chose Them

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There is an old saying that batteries don’t die, they are killed.  Sadly, this is true and we are guilty as charged.  Ba-dum-bum-CHING!  Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Fast forward seven years of trial and error and we’re practically off the grid pros.  Ok, that may be a stretch, but we have become finely tuned into the resources we use and how to replenish them.  Especially when it comes to our power needs. Now that we are living aboard a sailboat,…

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Lithium Ion Batteries Give Your RV More Power

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Lithium ion batteries are nothing new in the consumer RV industry. Yet, hi-tech electronics, appliances, and the use of mobile devices in RVs are – and they all cry for portable power. Although 12 volt lead acid batteries have been proven over the test of time, lithium ion batteries are becoming more of a viable choice for RVers due to reliable tech and efficiency. While the choices are vast in the lithium battery market, so are the power options and benefits. Deciding…

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The Amazing Advantages of Lithium Ion Batteries

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To understand just how substantial these advantages are, be sure to read the parallel list about the downsides of lead acid batteries… Superior “Useable” Capacity Unlike with lead acid batteries, it is considered practical to regularly use 80% or more of the rated capacity of a lithium battery bank, and occasionally more. Consider a 100 amp hour battery – if it was lead acid you would be wise to use just 30 to 50 amp hours of juice, but with lithium…

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Lead Acid vs Lithium Ion Batteries

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First and foremost, change is always viewed with skepticism. Lead acid has been the go-to for well over 150 years. The majority of industries abhor the changes and upgrades needed to adapt to new & changing technology. But, as the saying goes- the one thing that is constant is change. It is time to phase out lead acid with it’s weight, dangerous acid base and outdated efficiency. Lead Acid Battery Downsides 1) Limited “Useable” Capacity: It is typically considered wise…

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