The Benefits of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Leisure Batteries
If you’ve landed on this page, you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about - how much better can LiFePO4 leisure batteries actually be than other varieties of leisure batteries?
When you start shopping around for a prospective power source, the first thing you will notice is the different options available. It can become quite confusing, rather quickly.
Other retailers often perpetuate the myth that cost is the superior characteristic, outweighing both safety and quality. However, when you dig a little deeper, you’ll start to realise the benefits of LiFePO4 leisure batteries are vast in comparison to other battery chemistries.
In particular LiFePO4 batteries offer a much longer life span, often in excess of 4000 cycles. This means you can discharge and charge your battery upwards of 4000 cycles. In comparison, lead acid batteries will do well to fair at 300 cycles.
Depth of Discharge (DOD)
These fantastic batteries have a DOD around 95% - this means you can typically draw around 95% of the capacity safely before you’ll notice significant deterioration in performance.
Despite the size of LiFePO4 leisure batteries, they are remarkably lightweight. Our Fogstar Drift 105 weighs in at a remarkable 10kg or 22lbs, which is fantastic news for discerning travellers who may be worried about vehicle payload.
LiFePO4 leisure batteries typically weigh half that of their predecessor lead-acid batteries - that’s quite some weight reduction!
The safety benefits of LiFePO4 leisure batteries are remarkable in comparison to other battery alternatives. Due to the chemical and thermal composition of the batteries, they will not overheat, nor will they explode or catch-fire if subjected to hazardous events or conditions such as collisions or short-circuiting.
The impeccable safety record is why they are becoming an increasingly popular choice for travellers, use of them in off-road and unstable environments is perfectly acceptable, and most importantly - safe.
For the environmentally conscious amongst us, there is more good news. LiFePO4 leisure batteries are non-toxic, non-contaminating and contain no rare earth metals. So unlike lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries, which carry significant risks to the environment, LiFePO4 batteries are an environmentally friendly way of powering your world.
The biggest barrier to LiFePO4 lithium battery ownership so far has been cost. Those looking to switch from lead acid to lithium iron phosphate batteries have been put off by the cost of doing so.
This is where Fogstar comes in.
We’re not only able to provide the very best EVE Grade A Prismatic cells, JBD BMS, heating, Bluetooth and Fogstar App for external battery management, we’re also the most cost effective on the market.
Our aim is to provide the very best product, for the very best price, exactly what our customers at Fogstar have come to expect over the last six years.
Let's recap some of the benefits of LiFePO4 Leisure Batteries;
- LiFePO4 batteries have a lifespan of around >4000 cycles
- They have a Depth of Discharge (DOD) of 95%
- They are half the weight of lead acid batteries
- They will not overheat, nor will they explode or catch-fire
- LiFePO4 leisure batteries are non-toxic, non-contaminating and contain no rare earth metals
- Fogstar Batteries supply the best value, best quality LiFePO4 Leisure Batteries on the UK market. Inclusive of EVE Grade A Prismatic cells, JBD BMS, Heating, Bluetooth and Fogstar App.
You can check out our Fogstar Drift LiFePO4 Leisure Batteries here to see our range of 12v and 24v batteries. We're currently hard at work on the Fogstar Drift Pro and our advanced Seat Base configuration. We cannot WAIT to share the new developments with you - watch this space!