LITHIUM ION PHOSPHATE
Lithium Ion Phosphate (LFP) is advanced model and kind of lithium battery that addresses 4 major concerns with current lithium technologies:
Safety, Life, Power and Environmental Friendliness
- No Thermal Runaway
- Passes Stringent UN/DOT Testing with No Circuit Protection
- No Poisonous Chemicals
- 2000+ Cycles
- 3+ Year Shelf Life
- Highest Energy Density LFP Batteries on the Market
- 150A Out of A Single Battery
- 4.5 kW/L, Record Breaking Power
- Up to 190 Whr/kg, Enough to Drive a Car 400 miles
- Ingredients safe enough to use as soil to grow plants
- No Heavy Metals
Pros and cons of lithium batteries
Lithium batteries have a much higher energy density than otherbatteries. They can have up to 150 watt-hours (WH) of energyper kilogram (kg), compared to nickel-metal hydride batteries at60-70WH/kg and lead acid ones at 25WH/kg.
They also have a lower discharge rate than others, losing around5% of their charge in a month compared to nickel-cadmium(NiMH) batteries which lose 20% in a month.
However, lithium batteries also contain a flammable electrolytethat can cause small scale battery fires. It was this that causedthe infamous Samsung Note 7 smartphone combustions, whichforced Samsung toscrap productionand lose $26bn in marketvalue. It should be noted that this has not happened to largescale lithium batteries.
Lithium-ion batteries are also more expensive to produce, as theycancost nearly40% more to produce than nickel-cadmiumbatteries.