AGM leas acid battey generation does not allow mixing old and new batteries because it will reduce overall performance and cause leaking and break downs. Hopefully our lithium LifPO4 batteries let you do so and you can add new and old ones with no damaging them or reducing their lifespan.
Lithium battery solution batteries weigh 20% of the weight of a standard AGM lead acid battery when they have the same usable capacity. This can lead to a significant reduction in the gross weight in the installation area and easier possibilities for loading, installing or moving during the process.
Our batteries are designed as a deep cycle storage battery and do not provide the cold cranking amps that most applications need to get started.
Batteries connected in parallel can be used in an emergency situation, but prolonged use in starter applications may result in decreased capacity or damage to the battery management system.
The continuous discharge rate of our batteries is 100 amps, 200 amps for 30 seconds and higher loads for ½ second. Cold start applications typically exceed 200 amps which will cause our batteries to shut down.
Lithium Battery Solution batteries are sealed and can withstand a humid environment. Our batteries, like any electrical device, must not be immersed in water.
Upon request and as an upgrade to our standard battery, we will add a waterproof seal, providing additional protection against humidity and more extreme marine environments.
Our Lithium Batteries require 14.4 to 14.6-Volts to get fully charged. Considering this, you can get up to approximately a 70% charge, depending on the depth of discharge and distance driven while recharging from your vehicle alternator as most alternators are adjusted for the lower voltage requirements of the vehicle AGM Lead/Acid Battery (approximately 13.9-Volts) while lithium batteries need 14.4 to 14.6-Volts to fully charge.
In order to protect against charging in cold weather, our batteries will not accept charging once the internal temperature of the cell drops to -4 ° C. At this point, they will continue to discharge even down to -20 ° c. At this temperature, our recommendation is to stop drawing power to avoid damaging the batteries.
For the higher end of the temperature range, the batteries turn off once 57 ° C is reached.
Our batteries come with a 10 year warranty (8 year full manufacturer replacement warranty and 2 year prorated).
They are designed to last for 3,000 to 5,000 cycles, in which case the battery will still hold 75 to 80% of its energy capacity.
- What should I do to protect my LifePO4 lithium batteries when tethering or tethering them for an extended period?
The best way to store our batteries for an extended period is to charge them fully and then disconnect them from everything. It is also recommended to remove the negative wire from the battery bank. Batteries do not need trickle charging or maintenance while in storage. They will only lose about 2-3% of their charge per month. If possible, we recommend that you store them in an above freezing temperature. Storing lithium LifPO4 batteries in subzero weather (-15 ° F or less) may crack the ABS plastic and may result in greater charge loss. In some cases, they can lose much more than the expected monthly charge loss of 3%. If you are storing your entire system, we recommend that you use a battery guard, which will help protect your batteries by disconnecting them from parasitic loads once they reach a voltage of 11.5 V.
Our batteries allow a charge rate of 50 amps for each 100 Ah battery. For more than one battery, you can just take the entire Ah from the bank and cut the number in half. For instance, three Lithium Battery Sollution 50 Ah batteries total 150 Ah. Cut that number in half and you have your recommended maximum charging rate of 75 amps.
Our batteries are assembled and built with the highest quality components available. They are designed to withstand vibration and continue to operate for thousands of cycles. Lithum Battery Solution recommends you to check your connections from time to time to make sure your battery connections maintain good contact from cable to battery.
If your battery registers between 0 and 5 volts, it is in low voltage disconnect mode. This happens if the battery is discharged of its capacity and protects itself from further discharge.
At this point you will need to apply a direct 12 V source. This includes the alternator through the starter battery or by connecting it to your starter battery with jumper cables until you see the voltage reach 10 -10.5 V.
Some inverter chargers such as the Victron will also take the batteries out of the low voltage disconnect.
You may purchase Lithium Batteries of Lithium Battery Solutions from our verified dealers listed on website header.
You can check the manual of your device and see if it is capable of being programmed for the following specifications: Voltages / load parameters:
Bulk / Absorb: 14.2 – 14.6 V
Float: 13.6 V or less
No equalization (or set it to 14.4V)
No temperature compensation
Absorption time: 30 minutes per battery (if it is an option)
Our batteries are safe. The lithium battery solution uses the safest and most stable components in its batteries, including a LiFePO4 cathode and an integrated battery management system (BMS).
The BMS protects cells against excessively high or low voltages, high currents, short circuits, and excessive heat or cold. These are the most common causes of battery failure, and we have taken every precaution to mitigate these risks in all of our batteries.
Additionally, all of our cells are manufactured in a state-of-the-art automated facility, and each cell is cycled multiple times to ensure quality and consistency.
Li-ion batteries can be safer than lead acid batteries, which have no protection against earth faults. Our integrated BMS which protects against earth faults.
We strive to include all the best safety features in our battery, and this is what makes us a leader in the deep cycle replacement market. We are constantly developing new innovations to increase the safety of our batteries.
These connections can be used to increase the amperage of your battery bank. Most often only parallel connections are found in 12 V systems. The connections on this type of battery bank go from positive to positive and negative to negative, when you connect this way you are doubling your amps ( see the diagram below).
This sort of connection can be used to increase the voltage of your battery bank. You will find these types of battery connections in all types of battery banks including 12V, 24V, 48V systems. The connections in this type of battery bank are different from those in parallel. Your batteries will be connected from positive to negative, connecting the batteries together to increase the voltage of your battery bank (see diagram below).
Sizing a battery bank for an off-grid or mobile power system can become complicated if you don’t have all the information you need to do the right calculations. You will need some basic information to get started.
You will need the maximum and continuous consumption – in amps or watts – of the devices you want to power. These are usually found somewhere on the device on a sticker or placard showing that device’s amps and volts or wattage. As an example, let’s just say our system needs to run 10 amps at 120 volts for 10 hours.
10 amps x 120 volts = 1200 watts of power.
1200 watts x 10 hours = 12000 watt hours of energy.
Next, you need to convert 12,000 watt-hours to direct current (DC) ampere-hours. For our example, we will use a 12 volt battery bank.
12,000 watt-hours / 12 volts = 1,000 DC amp-hours of battery power required for our sample application.
Additionally, the battery should be capable of delivering 1200 watts / 12 volts = 100 amps of power.
We will be using the Battle Born 100 amp hour battery to build this system.
1000 amp-hours / 100 amp-hours = 10
We would need to use ten Battle Born 100 amp hour LiFePO4 batteries to power this system.