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Batteries, Lithium -

A Lithium battery is often the most expensive element in a solar installation, and as a battery is a long term investment, it is important to take into account all aspects of a battery before buying. There are a number of parameters that are important to consider when buying batteries, for example:   Voltage and capacity charge / discharge rate (C-rate) Depth of Discharge (DoD%) Life span, warranty and (local) back-up support Expandability Mounting other Voltage and Capacity The Voltage of a...

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Advanced level, Batteries, DC, Lithium, Medium level -

(Read more about Lithium batteries here)   People often claim that Lithium batteries are expensive, and although initial costs are higher, Lithium batteries are cheaper over a longer period. In this article, we will try and compare batteries that use Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry with Lead-Acid batteries, in terms of capacity, longevity and price over an extended period of time. We will conclude that LiFePO4 batteries are about 40% cheaper in the long run, next to having a range of other benefits. We will...

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Batteries, Lithium, Medium level -

Are you also confused? Is it Lithium Ion or Lithium Iron? And what is LiFePO4? A lithium-ion battery (or Li-Ion) is rechargeable kind of battery with lithium cobalt dioxide (LiCoO2) or lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4) as a cathode or can also be a LiFePO4 battery.   A lithium-iron battery is also a rechargeable type of battery but made with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) as the cathode material; the “Li” is for Lithium, the “Fe” is for Iron, and “PO4” stands...

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