LiTime LiFePO4 lithium batteries are directly drop-in replacement for AGM & lead-acid batteries, meaning all you have to do is take out your old battery and place the LiTime 12V 50AH LiFePO4 Lithium Battery in the same way.
Higher Energy Density
A 12V 100Ah lead-acid can run an 80W load nonstop for 9hrs while a LiTime 12V 50Ah lithium battery do it better for 8hrs.
It takes 10-20hrs to fully charge a 12V 100Ah lead-acid battery while only 1-2.5hrs of LiTime 12V 50Ah lithium battery.
A 12V 100Ah lead-acid lasts 200-500 cycles (a 3-year lifespan), while a LiTime 12V 50Ah lithium battery stands out with 4000+ deep cycles (a 10-year lifespan)!
Significantly Less Weight
A LiTime 12V 50Ah LiFePO4 battery is only 1/6 the weight of a 12V 100Ah lead acid battery, which means a lot when weight is to be considered.
DO NOT Use As A Starter Battery
The LiTime 12V 50Ah LiFePO4 battery is a deep cycle Energy Storage Battery. Please do not use the battery as a starting battery or power battery for electric vehicles or golf carts.
Series/Parallel Connection Premise
· The same type of battery (same Voltage, Capacity & BMS)
· The same brand
· Purchased within 3 months
· Install the battery upright with post bolts facing up or on its 2 smaller sides.
· DO NOT mount the battery upside down or laying down.
· Charge the battery between 32°F and 122°F
A: A LiTime LiFePO4 lithium battery can be used for 4000-15000 life cycles. Depending on usage this can be 10 years or more. Lead acid and AGM get roughly 300-500 life cycles before their capacity is reduced substantially. Therefore, even though there is more upfront cost with a LiTime LiFePO4 Battery, the upgrade saves you big over time.
A: It’s more about what your priorities are. LiTime LiFePO4 lithium battery has about twice the useable capacity as lead acid and AGM batteries. So, if your goal is to get more usable battery time (Amps) then you should upgrade to a battery with the same Amps (or more). I.e. if you replace a 100amp battery with a LiTime 12V 100Ah LiFePO4 Lithium Battery, you will get about double the usable amps, with about half the weight. If your goal is to have a smaller battery, much less weight, or less expensive. Then you can replace the 100amp battery with a LiTime 12V 50AH LiFePO4 Lithium Battery. You will get about the same usable amps (time), it would cost less, and it’s about 1/6 the weight. Refer to the spec sheet for dimensions or email us with further questions or custom needs.
A: Yes. LiFePO4 is an inherently safe chemistry and the most stable lithium-type battery on the market. LiTime lithium cells are UL certified for the highest safety and sustainability standards. All LiTime LiFePO4 batteries come with an internal Battery Management System which protects against under-voltage during discharge, over-voltage during charge, over-current during discharge, over-temperature during charge and discharge, and short-circuit protection – protects battery cells from damage. Additionally, LiTime LiFePO4 Lithium batteries have been tested to be free from the risk of fire, and electric shock in harsh environments.
A: No. LiTime LiFePO4 lithium batteries are not intended to be used as starting batteries but energy storage, please do not use them to start any devices.
A: Yes, you can charge LiTime LiFePO4 lithium batteries with solar panels. You should size your charge controller based on the voltage and current output of your solar array setup. That will ensure that your charge controller can process and regulate the power coming from your solar panels. Take a 24V MAX. 22 amps output solar system as example. You would need a solar charge controller that can handle 24 volts and 27.5 amps (125% of your max current output).
A: LiFePO4 batteries can safely charge between 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C). LiTime 12V 100Ah Smart LiFePO4 batteries include the low-temperature charging protection which will automatically cut the battery charging off when the cell temperature is lower than 32℉, thus preventing the battery cells from damage when charging under the freezing point. If necessary (not recommended), you can push the low-temp protection button twice, then the BMS would allow your battery to charge under the freezing point for emergency use.
A: How do I store LiTime LiFePO4 lithium batteries?It is recommended to store LiTime LiFePO4 batteries at 50% state of charge (SOC). If the batteries are stored for long periods, cycle the batteries at least every 6 months. Recommended storage environment: 10℃～35℃ (50℉～95℉），45%RH～75％RH