Lithium batteries are 1/3 the weight of a lead acid battery. 99% of the power you put in will be absorbed in a lithium battery versus only 75% of a lead acid. Discharging a few times below 11.3 volts or forgetting to add water in a lead acid could reduce your Amp Hour usage and battery life by up to 25%. With LiFePO₄ there’s no need to add water, and discharging to 9.5V will not affect battery life. Lead acid batteries emit flammable gases while charging, but LiFePO₄ batteries do not emit gases. Gases from lead acid can set off CO detectors. Our lithium battery will charge 30% faster than and will absorb 30% more power than lead acid.
Lead based batteries are cheaper to produce, but the real cost of owning a lithium battery is far lower when you factor in performance and the battery’s longevity.
Lead acid batteries have a shorter lifespan and require regular maintenance to keep them running properly whereas lithium batteries are maintenance free and have a significant longer lifespan.
Lithium batteries provide up to 50% more energy than traditional lead-acid batteries.
When using a lead based battery, it’s recommended to not discharge more than 50%. Beyond that point, you risk negatively affecting their lifespan. On the other hand, the lithium battery achieves almost a 100% discharge (amp. hours given on the battery). This essentially means they feature a higher usable capacity.
Lead acid batteries are highly inefficient for both charge and discharge, meaning you’ll see a loss in amps while charging and a fast voltage drop during discharge that decreases the amp hour capacity of your battery. Lithium ion batteries are superior in charge and discharge efficiency.
Lithium Iron Phosphate or LiFePO₄ batteries are one of the most durable and reliable energy sources on the market and a drastic improvement over lead-acid in weight, capacity, and shelf life.