Getting a top-notch portable power station is important. But even an expensive power station is nothing without a good-quality battery. So, if you are wondering which battery you should use in your portable power station then look no further.
We have researched most of the batteries in the market and can confidently say you should use a LiFePO4 battery for your portable power station. The LiFePO4 battery (also known as Lithium Iron Phosphate battery) is the world’s safest battery for consumer use. It has a larger capacity, safe to use, and offers a longer life cycle.
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of LiFePO4 batteries and the benefits of LiFePO4 portable power stations in more detail. So, buckle up, and let’s begin.
Benefits Of LiFePO4 Battery
Following are the benefits of the LiFePO4 battery, keep reading.
LiFePO4 battery has a longer life than a conventional battery. It has a life cycle of 2000, in other terms, you can charge and discharge the LiFePO4 battery 2000 times. Additionally, it offers 800 3C cycles. If used with care, Lithium-ion Phosphate batteries can be used for up to 5-7 years.
Safe To Use
When buying a battery the safety is considered one of the top factors. Some batteries tend to explode when charged for a longer period of time. However, that is not the case with the LiFePO4 battery. These batteries have been tested rigorously. The manufacturers ensure that the batteries don’t explode even during violent collisions.
One of the main reasons why people choose battery-powered tools over corded ones is for convenience. Because with a battery-powered tool, you can use your appliance anywhere. But what is the point of having a battery that charges so slow that you have to stand by the electric board? This is where the LiFePO4 battery works as a perfect product. With a dedicated charger of 1.5C, you can fully charge this battery within 40 minutes.
Resistant To High Temperature
It is no surprise that electric tools get hot when used for a longer period of time. The motors in the tools can easily overheat and damage the battery. But you don’t have to worry about that when using the LiFePO4 battery. Why? Well, because the LiFePO4 battery can resist high temperatures. First of all, its operating temperature is -20 to 75 degrees Celcius, which is enough wide and suitable for people all around the world. But on top of that, it can work effectively and efficiently even when under 350 to 500 degrees Celcius. So, forget about your battery getting damaged due to overheating.
High-capacity batteries in simple terms are used for batteries that can hold more energy. In comparison to other batteries, the LiFePO4 battery is a high-capacity battery. In fact, the capacity of the LiFePO4 battery is 1.8 times more than the Nickle-Hydrogen battery, 2.5 times more than the Nickle-Cadmium battery, and 3 to 4 times more than the Lead-Acid battery. With the guaranteed larger energy density, the LiFePO4 battery will last you longer than all of the other batteries listed previously. That sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it?
No Memory Effect
Usually, it is considered a harmful thing to charge your batteries partially (less than 100%) and then discharge them completely. The reason behind this is that charging batteries partially and discharging fully on regular basis can negatively affect the battery capacity. This means, your battery will not be charging effectively anymore. However, the LiFePO4 battery has no Memory Effect. So, you can use it even when the battery is not fully charged and the capacity will not be affected at all.
More than often when doing purchases we ignore how certain products may affect our environment. Conventional batteries are made with toxic ingredients and can be harmful to our planet. However, the LiFePO4 battery is not one of the toxic batteries on the market. Not only is this product made with non-toxic material but it does not pollute the environment either. Furthermore, the LiFePO4 battery is manufactured by keeping the European RoHS regulations in mind and is one of the few green batteries available in the market.
Benefits Of LiFePO4 Portable Power Station
Now that you know the benefits of the LiFePO4 battery, let’s discuss the benefits of the LiFePO4 portable power station.
Safe To Use
When you use a lithium battery with your LiFePO4 Portable power station you may not get the best results. On the other hand, the LiFePO4 battery is the perfect battery to use with the LiFePO4 Portable Power Station. First of all, the LiFePO4 portable power station works with the LiFePO4 battery better. A Lithium Iron Phosphate battery when used with a LiFePO4 Portable Power Station does not explode. The LiFePO4 battery also works well at high temperatures and is also good for the environment. Lastly, these batteries have high energy density and offer a “No Memory Effect”.
Reduced Risk Of Potential Accidents
Using high-capacity batteries irresponsibly can cause accidents. But sometimes it is the fault of the power stations. LiFePO4 portable power station has a lesser risk of accidents. Why? Because traditional power stations use up to 200 individual 18560 batteries together. This high number of batteries possess a high rate of accidents and explosion. On the other hand, the LifePo4 portable power station uses only 48 pieces of 32125 batteries which is a lot safer.
Longer Life Cycle
LiFePO4 battery cells have high energy intensity and last longer than other batteries on the market. This slow capacity loss makes the LiFePO4 battery good for standby and emergency use. Furthermore, the LiFePO4 battery has 2000-12000 life cycles and can be used for up to 5 to 7 years of daily use.
With that, we are at the end of the article. As you must know by now, choosing the right type of battery is as important as choosing the perfect portable power station or electric tool. So, in our opinion, the LiFePO4 battery is perfect for a portable power station for many reasons. First of all, it is safe to use. This battery neither explode and work effectively under high temperature. Furthermore, it has a larger capacity so you can use it for 10 years which is a great deal.