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Reasons why Lithium-Iron Batteries Are so much Better Than Lead-Acid?


Lithium-Iron Battery

You always have a list of conditions to fulfill when it comes to choosing the right battery for your applications. There are various factors one looks for battery such as cyclic, capacity requirement, etc. After narrowing down to a few of the options you will have confusion about whether to choose the Lithium battery or the traditional acid lead battery. Most of you might not be aware of the difference between Lithium batteries and sealed lead-acid. You would need to consider several factors while choosing the right motorcycle batteries. Both of these have their strengths as well as weaknesses. Here we will be talking about a few of the different points to prove why Lithium-Iron batteries are better than lead-acid.

Cyclic Performance

The most common difference between Lithium Iron batteries and Lead-acid batteries is the capacity of discharge rate. According to the performance, Lithium Iron batteries have a higher capacity than Lead-acid batteries. Hence the Lithium battery will always cost you more if you get the one with the same capacity and the lower price for the lower capacity. Hence the cost of ownership increases if you consider the cycle which further increases the value of the Lithium battery as compared to the Lithium lead battery.

Constant Power Delivery

Lithium battery tends to deliver the same amount of power wherein the Lithium acid batteries deliver the inconsistent amount of power during the entire discharge cycle.

Charging Times

Charging lead Acid Batteries is considered the slower process. Hence you will always need additional lead-acid batteries so that you can use them while the other one is in use for application. It is required to keep the lead-acid batteries on the float charge. While for Lithium Batteries the charging is done four times faster than the lead-acid battery. Hence you always get more time for battery usage and require a smaller number of batteries. You would also do not need to keep the Lithium Batteries on a float charge at the storage.

High-Temperature Battery Performance

Lithium Batteries are always known to be good than acid batteries as compared to normal lead-acid batteries, especially at higher temperatures. Lithium batteries always tend to outperform in most conditions specifically at elevated temperatures.

Cold Temperature Battery Performance

Cold temperature can cause the capacity reduction of the batteries. Hence you would need to consider two things while getting the battery i.e., charging and discharging. Lithium battery tends to not to accept the charging at a lower temperature while lead-acid batteries can work at low current charges and lower temperature. Lithium batteries tend to have a higher discharge capacity at cold temperatures than lead-acid batteries. Hence the batteries do not need to have the specific design to survive at the colder temperature. Lithium batteries tend to discharge 70% of the capacity while lead-acid batteries discharge at 45%.

Battery Installation

If you try to install the lead-acid battery then you might be aware of how important it is not to install it in an invert position which can prevent possible issues with the venting. Lead-acid batteries are designed not to leak as the vents allow some residual release of the gas. In the case of lithium batteries, the cells cannot leak as they are individually sealed. Hence there would not be any restriction during the installation of the lithium battery. You can install it on one side or upside down.

Battery Weight Comparison

Lithium batteries are known to be 55% lighter than lead-acid batteries. This factor is considered to be imported especially when the battery is being installed for various mobile applications or at robotics. Weight is considered the important factor in remote applications wherein the installation is a bit difficult.

Battery Storage

Lithium batteries are not supposed to be stored at 100% state of charge while the lead-acid batteries need to be stored at 100% state of charge. The self-discharge rate of the lead-acid battery is 5 times higher than the lithium battery. Most of the customers maintain the lead-acid battery in the storage with a trickle charger to keep it charged 100%.