The LiFePO4 battery (lithium iron phosphate battery or LFP) is the perfect accompaniment for your next camping trip, or at any time you need a portable and powerful power solution. It is suitable for a wide variety of purposes, and has a fast charging cycle, an average of 1.5 hours. It can produce around two times the power over a similar sized standard lead-acid battery. This performance battery can be installed in a series or parallel system, giving you more power when you need it most!
Having a suitable reliable power system on hand can be incredibly helpful, especially if you are travelling with a power-hungry family. With its deep cycle capabilities the LiFePO4 battery can be recharged with solar panels which adds to its compatibility as an outdoor power solution. In our store you can choose from a variety of solar panels these include: fixed, folding, flexible, blankets and mini options.
Our most popular lithium iron phosphate battery weighs around 9.5kg which makes it easily portable, as that nearly a third of the weight of an equivalent lead acid battery. The waterproof outer casing protects your investment from the elements. With the right set-up, portable solar panels, you can recharge the battery as you drive to your next location.
The LiFePO4 battery has been designed with families in mind and has the capabilities to power all many different items. From the necessary such as medical equipment and power tools, to entertainment devices, including toys and consumer electronics. If you have been searching for battery management systems to suit your family needs, the lithium iron phosphate LiFePO4 batteries are the answer.
How Long Do LiFePO4 Batteries Last?
This LiFePO4 battery has been built with multiple cells and this allows for cell balancing. This means the battery can balance voltages between the cells and maintain the correct voltages for proper output and to increase the battery life.
We know that for many people a high quality lithium battery is an investment, and they have the expectation that it should last for many years and through multiple recharges.
These batteries have been created in the idea that they will have many uses, and to go over and above the capabilities of lead-acid batteries. With zero maintenance and the advantage that you don’t need to worry about acidic spills in your camp side, which can potentially ruin your trip and the environment.
It comes standard with carrying handles, and a durable waterproof casing. They are designed to work at higher than normal temperatures (45oC), which is perfect for hot Australian summers.
Under normal use practises, you can expect any lithium iron phosphate battery to last for at least seven years before noticing any degradation in power. The battery has been tested against overheating and damage (that may cause explosion in inferior products).
Is LiFePO4 The Same as Lithium Ion?
The short answer is, no. While they use a similar technology there are many differences, with the most important being that a LiFePO4 battery is more stable, recharges faster and has a longer lifespan than a standard lithium ion battery.
A lithium ion battery has been well known for their degradation. In fact, the early batteries regularly showed losses in power and rechargeability after less than a year. Although, this has been improved with the advancement of the technology.
A lithium iron phosphate battery is vastly superior as it offers a significantly longer life span over a lithium ion battery. They have a constant discharge voltage which can help with power devices that need consistent voltage to work properly. The battery also has the ability to keep a constant voltage until the power is exhausted, which relates to a quality power source for a longer period of time.
With an output of an LFP battery at 12.8V it makes for an excellent replacement of a similarly powered lead-acid battery. This is especially true in applications such as solar chargers and vehicles (although the recharge systems may need to be adapted).
What is a LiFePO4 battery?
A LiFePO4 battery, is called that because of how it is constructed, Li (Lithium), Fe (Iron), and PO4 (Phosphate). While they aren’t exactly a new, they have increased in popularity because they are more stable and can last up to two times longer than other lithium ion batteries. Have you ever noticed when charging a phone that has a lithium ion battery it gets warm? Well, an LFP battery uses a phosphate cathode, and this will not explode or burn during the recharge cycle and keeps the battery cool because it doesn't suffer from thermal runaway.
It is the perfect battery for when safety is a concern, such as powering the devices your family likes to enjoy while out camping. A fire can easily start in the Australian landscape by an overheated battery, the LFP battery can solve this issue. These batteries are capable of delivering power and offer fast recharging abilities. With the addition of a suitable case, such as being damage resistant and waterproof, they are the perfect addition to your camping tool kit.
Buying Your LiFePO4 Battery
At Outbax you’re able to find a variety of LiFePO4 batteries, and many other power options suitable for all your camping requirements. Some of the power options you could look at are, inverter generators and power stations. Whichever option you choose, having quality power available for your camping trip is almost a given if you’re using anything that requires power or regular recharging.