Superior Benefits of Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
While LiFePO4 prismatic cells cost more to buy they more than make up for it in longevity.
The non-toxic chemistry, and dramatic reduction in weight are impressive, but consider the added flexibility, increased safety, power and a much longer life, makes the switch to Lithium Iron Phosphate a smart choice.
Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) VS. Sealed Lead Acid (SLA)
LiFePO4: 8-10 year life / 3 yr shelf life
SLA: 2-3 year life / 1 year shelf life
LiFePO4: Average of 1/2 – 2/3 the weight of SLA
SLA: Heavy: High shipping cost & increased on board weight
LiFePO4: Does not contain acid / lead. Environmentally safe
SLA: Highly toxic / serious pollution
LiFePO4: Twice the power of SLA & virtually no self-discharge
SLA: Self-discharge rate of about 30% a month