Lightweight and Powerful
Lifos is an advanced Lithium Iron Phosphate battery that is transforming off grid energy thanks to its easy direct swap capability (no extra charger needed), small size, super light weight and extremely long life.
Driving down the cost per cycle
A Lifos battery is undeniably more expensive that a good quality lead acid or gel battery but it's the cost per cycle that shows its true value. For example, a Lifos 68 battery has a gross stored capacity of 68Ah. With a 90% depth of discharge it ensures there is 61.2Ah of usable power. Compare this to a lead acid battery that can only discharge 50% of its power and a 120Ah lead acid battery will be needed to replicate the performance of a Lifos 68. Costing £699 a Lifos 68 gives 2750+ charging cycles thus a cost of 25p per cycle, whereas a quality 120Ah lead acid battery costs £240 with 500+ charging cycles at a cost of 48p per cycle - some 92% more expensive than Lifos.
Saved time equals saved money
In many commercial applications, a battery is used in combination with a solar panel to provide power to equipment such as car park ticket machines, electric fences, data loggers and street lighting. For these devices the cost of the battery itself is small compared with the cost of sending a technician once a year to change the battery. Lifos will reduce this service visit to once every 7.5 years yielding significant labour and material savings. In addition, waste, vehicle congestion and carbon emissions are also reduced.
Minimum size maximising flexibility
The Lifos 68 and 105 models are supplied with removable terminal posts allowing for ring terminal cable connections to be made if there is a height restriction. Lifos can also be used on its side if space is really tight. Multiple Lifos batteries can be connected in series or parallel if a battery bank needs to be created. Visit the Products section for specific information.
Vast temperature range
Lifos has been designed to discharge to a very wide temperature band of -20 to +60 °C, so there's no problem if the mercury drops!
No gas, no danger
Lifos does not emit noxious gases so it does not need to be housed in a specially vented chamber. LifePO4 is the safest lithium chemistry available and the BMS operates a fail to safe protocol ensuring that, even if the battery is mis-used or damaged, it cannot become hazardous. The Lifos range has CE, RoHs and the extremely hard to achieve UN38.3 certification, guaranteeing safe and reliable operation at all times.
The battery management system (BMS) built into each Lifos battery, controls the amount of power it can receive when being charged. If a Lifos is in a low state of charge its BMS can allow a faster flow of charging current, thus Lifos can be charged from flat to full approximately 20% faster than an equivalent lead acid battery. This function is invaluable when being charged by a solar panel as full battery charge status in any off grid application can be achieved so much quicker.
Keeping you in the picture
Any lithium battery discharges its power differently to a lead acid battery and, as such, false readings can be seen on standard battery power meters. This is not a problem for the smart Lifos 68 and 105 models. Both have an in built Bluetooth app that is free to download and use on Android and Apple devices. Critical information, such as battery voltage and state of charge can be seen at a glance. This intelligent technology also gives a warning when the battery needs to be recharged thus helping to ensure you always have a fully functioning battery.