Our LifePO4 Battery Halogen Free 12V480Wh is a 12V battery designed for racing drone, multirotor and other hobby models. It was specially designed to use with our racer series ESC to ensure optimum performance from your model.
This lifepo4 battery 480wh 12vdc is high quality and safe to use. The battery comes with a fully sealed hard plastic case to protect the battery against moisture and overcharging.
Best Way to Charge Lifepo4 Battery
Due to its extremely stable chemistry, LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) batteries provide a much safer option than other lithium technologies, which can lead to a fire if mishandled.
The LiFePO4 batteries are also much more resistant and can withstand electrical and thermal abusive conditions. This means they can stand the test of time, performing a large number of cycles without compromising their performance.
Despite being more expensive than its lithium or lead-acid counterparts, LiFePO4 batteries are an excellent long-term investment if — and that’s a critical condition — they are properly maintained.
This article will provide the 4 best ways to charge a LiFePO4 battery. This will assist those of you who’re aiming to get the most out of your battery system and make it a worthwhile investment.
Do LiFePO4 Batteries Need A Special Charger?
This is a very common question that comes up when one considers switching to Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries.
The short answer is no — a special charger is not exactly a requirement. What is required, though, is that the charger supplies the battery with the appropriate charging specifications.
But what does that mean? What are the charging specifications of a LiFePO4 battery?
To answer these questions, let’s first revisit a few relevant concepts:
Charging a battery simply means applying an external voltage to force the flow of electrons (current) from the cathode to the anode. While discharging, the electrons flow in the opposite direction.
Voltage is a force that makes electric charges move. In other words, voltage is the pressure in which the current moves through an electrical system.
Batteries are an assembly of several cells. The number of cells in a battery will determine its nominal voltage.
Lithium Iron Phosphate cells have a nominal voltage of 3.2V, so placing four cells in series provides a nominal voltage of 12.8V. Lead-acid batteries cells have a 2V output, so six cells in series result in a 12V nominal voltage.
This nominal voltage compatibility makes the LiFePO4 a viable alternative to lead-acid batteries.
For the current to flow to the battery – and effectively charge it – the external voltage applied should be slightly higher than the open-circuit battery voltage.
But if the applied voltage is too high or too low, the battery won’t charge because the BMS protection will kick in. Or, in a worst-case scenario, the battery will die.
So, to properly charge a LiFePO4 battery, make sure to respect the voltage specifications provided by the battery manufacturer.
Below is a table showing the usually recommended charging parameters of a LiFePO4 battery:
|System Voltage||Charging Parameters|
|12V||14V – 14.6V|
|24V||28V – 28.6V|
|36V||42V – 42.8V|
|48V||56V – 57.8V|
This table shows that you can charge your 12V LiFePO4 battery with any type of charging equipment, as long as the charging voltage is within the 14V to 14.6V range.
But of course, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. So here we present the 4 best ways to charge your LiFePO4.
4 Best Ways To Charge A LiFePO4 Battery
1. Using A Smart Charger
Ok, we know this might sound obvious, but it’s simply the truth — we couldn’t just skip this one.
One of the best ways to charge a battery is using a charger that matches the battery’s chemistry since each one has its particularities.
Battery 12V 40Ah 480Wh Lithium Ion Battery Pack Scooter E-Bike Battery 20A BMS
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|Battery cell composition||Lithium Ion|
|Unit count||480.0 stück|
|Item weight||2.3 Kilograms|
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Lithium-ion battery pack 12 V 40 Ah 480 Wh.
– Voltage: 12 V.
– Capacity: 40 Ah.
– Energy: 480 Wh.
– CE certified.
– LiCoxNiyMnzO2 / battery
– 18650 lithium ion single cells.
– Weight: 2.3 kg
– BMS battery management system
– Approx. 800-1000 charging cycles possible.
– Temperature and overcharge protection
– Dimensions: 157 x 117 x 69 mm.
– Max. Continuous discharge current: 20 A.
– Max. Peak discharge current: 60A (1-3 sec.)
– Switching voltage: 8.25V
– Charging voltage: 12.6 V
– Battery pack 12 V 40 Ah.
– Power cable
– Charger 12.6 V 3A DC
24 months legal warranty
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