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Lithium Battery Technology

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Lead, which is the heaviest non-radioactive metal, has been the standard in batteries for decades up until recently.
Lithium has now become the go-to chemistry for batteries and power storage needs around the world – from
recreational vehicles to emergency power supplies. Lithium batteries are an extremely efficient way to harness the
power of the sun, when used in solar power storage applications. The high energy density and optimal dimensions of
the latest generation of lithium batteries (Lithium-iron) has allowed a radical improvement in the capacity, efficiency and safety in battery technology.

Here are some features explaining the disparity between lead acid and lithium batteries:

 

Lithium-ion 

A lithium-ion battery (a.k.a Li-ion) is a rechargeable battery with lithium cobalt dioxide (LiCoO2) or lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4) as a cathode.

Lithium-Cobalt-Oxide (LiCoO2) characteristics:  

Lithium-iron-phosphate 

A lithium-iron battery is also a rechargeable type of battery but made with lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) as the
cathode material. Phosphate  based  technology  possesses  superior  thermal  and  chemical  stability  which  provides  better  safety
characteristics than those of the lithium-ion technology made with other cathode materials. Lithium phosphate cells
are incombustible in the event of mishandling during charge or discharge. They are more stable under overcharge or
short circuit conditions and they can withstand high temperatures without decomposing. When abuse does occur, the phosphate-based cathode material will not burn and is not prone to thermal runaway. Phosphate chemistry also offers a longer cycle life.

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) characteristics:  

 

 

Benefits with Lithium-iron Phosphate batteries

 


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