ROCKSOLAR Lithium Iron Phosphate LiFePO4 12V 10AH Battery
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What is a LiFePO4 Battery?
Traditional lithium-ion batteries, which are the newer, most widely used option, have gained a reputation in recent years for catching on fire. This is why lithium batteries typically are not used to create large battery banks, but then lithium iron phosphate was discovered.
Also referred to as LiFePO4, these batteries are safer and more reliable for high-power applications, such as charging stations. Although they aren’t new, they are now becoming more noticed - and finally being recognized as a greater alternative to lithium ion. With ROCKSOLAR’s eye always on the best technology that gives you the most for your money, it’s natural that we carry various types of LiFePO4 batteries for you to choose from.
Benefits of a LiFePO4 Battery
LiFePO4 is extremely efficient when it comes to saving space and being portable. These batteries are one-third of the weight of most lead-acid batteries and half the weight of popular batteries which are composed of manganese oxide. When using LiFePO4 while traveling, the lighter weight means less gas usage and more maneuverability, for a car, boat, or RV.
LiFePO4 batteries do not contaminate the earth like the batteries you’re used to - they are non-toxic and contain no rare earth metals, making them the most environmentally friendly choice you can make. Most batteries, like lead-acid and nickel oxide lithium batteries, contain chemicals that are not biodegradable and can leak toxic substances on whichever landfill they end up in.
LiFePO4 batteries are also amazing for the planet because they are rechargeable - meaning they won’t even end up in a landfill in the first place. They are recyclable and extremely long-lasting - so when the time comes (far from now) to dispose of them, you can rest assured knowing they will not harm wherever they land.
As mentioned before, a lot of people are making the switch to LiFePO4 batteries as traditional lithium-ion batteries have been known to cause fires and be extremely harmful when left unattended or to charge devices on a larger scale. LiFePO4 batteries have great thermal and chemical stability, making their cells incombustible which means that they won’t start a fire and they can also withstand hard conditions, like blizzards, deserts, or rocky terrain.
When you purchase a battery you want it to last as long as possible. While LiFePO4 batteries are wonderfully rechargeable, they also have a long lifespan and recharge quickly because of their lightweight. The service life is around 10 years, and the runtime when using the batteries is longer than any lead-acid or other lithium formulated battery you can buy. If you want a battery that will both charge quickly and stand the test of time, LiFePO4 is the perfect choice.
Where can we Apply the LiFePO4 Battery?
The LiFePO4 battery can be used for small charging jobs or big charging projects, with no safety or lifespan concerns necessary. You can use the LiFePO4 battery for:
- Mobility devices: You can charge a moped, wheelchair, or mobility scooter with this lightweight battery that will never slow you down. Its long charge means you can enjoy your day without worrying about running out of juice.
- Solar power: LiFePO4 batteries can be taken anywhere because of their lightweight, portable nature, and their durability makes them last even in the hottest of temperatures. Harness the power of the sun by taking one of these batteries with you and your solar setup, and stay connected wherever you are - whether hiking, going for a road trip, or just wanting to enjoy the sun while staying plugged in.
- Fishing: A long-lasting battery means more time spent catching fish (or just enjoying the water!) Lightweight also means no strain is put on your boat or kayak, and you can stay connected even in the middle of a lake.
- Industrial: Since these batteries are the safest and toughest lithium batteries on the market, they are great for commercial use like floor machines and liftgates. Since they are immensely safe, you never have to worry about fires during larger projects, and their long battery life means you can worry about running your business instead of recharging constantly.
Everyday: Overall, LiFePO4 batteries are just great to have when life happens. Power outage? Use LiFePO4 to charge flashlights, backup generators, or radios. On a camping trip? Charge your electronic cigarettes, phones, and gear without worrying about lugging around a huge battery.
Lithium Ion Batteries vs. LiFePO4
While the LiFePO4 may not be the ideal choice for super small devices, it is the right choice for basically everything else. Sure, it’s not great for charging a watch, but it can power solar energy systems, portable charging stations, RVs, boats, golf carts, electric motorcycles, backup generators, and mobility devices.
These batteries have a lifecycle that is 4x longer than other lithium ion batteries, and it is the safest option on the market - no need to worry about fires or even the heaviness of a battery causing strain on your car, boat, or RV. And, of course, the LiFePO4 battery lasts around 10 years, and its charge-lasting length is unmatched.
Why is LiFePO4 a Better Battery Choice for a Power Station?
Charge efficiency: The LiFePO4 battery reaches charge in 2 hours or less and lasts you all day, no matter how big the device. It only loses about 2% of its charge per month when not in use (compared to 30% for lead acid batteries!). Power: No matter how low the battery charge gets, LiFePO4 always runs at full power to ensure you get the most out of its charge. Lifespan: Recyclable and long-lasting properties make this battery ideal for both your wallet and the environment - no maintenance required. Lightweight: The LiFePO4 battery is the best choice for a power station as you are most likely using it on the go. Its lightweight portability allows you to bring it along with your charging station wherever you go, to power flashlights while camping, charge your phone while hiking, or it can be stored away in a small place in the storage closet so you have charge ready to go in an emergency power outage. Safety: No need to worry about straining your vehicle with the weight of a regular battery, and forget about fretting over scary battery fires so common with other batteries.
Buy the Best LiFePO4 Battery at ROCKSOLAR
Make an investment in a battery that will last you an extremely long time and will never have you worrying about safety, environmental impact, or running out of charge, all in one lightweight package available at ROCKSOLAR. Shop LiFePO4 batteries today.
Is LiFePO4 Fire Resistant?
LiFePO4 batteries are called the safest on the market for a reason. They will never catch fire or overheat - even if the battery is punctured, it cannot catch fire (a major upgrade from other lithium batteries!)
Can I Leave my LiFePO4 Battery Charger on?
LiFePO4 batteries often have a battery management system that will prevent your battery from overcharging, so you don’t have to worry if you left your battery charger on overnight or while you were out. However, it is best to keep in mind that because it only takes around 2 hours to charge, you shouldn’t have to leave it charging overnight!
What is the Average Lifespan for LiFePO4 Batteries?
LiFePO4 batteries have a 10+ year service life - one of the biggest perks, as it means your battery will last around 5,000 cycles. Our ROCKSOLAR LiFePO4 Batteries carry an 11-year warranty from purchase date.