*Batteries must be paralleled with the same model.
**Lithium batteries are not recommended for cranking applications.
***When paired with a Manager30, RedVision will provide battery information.
Download a copy of the REDARC Lithium Battery Article Information Sheet here.
LITHIUM BATTERY FAQ
Are lithium deep cycle batteries worth it?
Undoubtedly, lithium deep cycle batteries are a game-changer in the world of energy storage. Offering a remarkable weight reduction of up to 75% compared to traditional lead/acid batteries, they enable vehicles to become lighter and more energy-efficient. If you want to embrace the advantages of enhanced mileage, superior performance and long-lasting and reliable power, they’re a worthy investment.
Are LiFePO4 batteries worth it?
LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) batteries are certainly worth it for their distinct advantages over other battery chemistries, particularly lead-acid batteries.
Do deep cycle lithium batteries need a special charger?
Yes, deep cycle lithium batteries require a special charger specifically designed to charge lithium batteries safely and efficiently. The charging requirements for lithium batteries are different from those of traditional lead-acid batteries, so using a regular lead-acid battery charger may not be suitable and could potentially damage the lithium battery.
Which deep cycle battery is best?
There are a range of deep cycle batteries on the market but LiFePO4 batteries are considered the best in terms of safety, lifespan, and energy density.
What is the lifespan of a LiFePO4 battery?
On average, a well-maintained LiFePO4 battery can last anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 charge-discharge cycles.
Are lithium batteries good for caravans?
Yes, lithium batteries are an excellent option for caravans for a number of reasons:
- Longer lifespan
- Higher energy density
- Lightweight and compact
- Faster charging
- Deep discharge capability
- Consistent voltage output
- Low self-discharge rate
Can I leave my caravan lithium battery on charge?
Yes, you can leave your caravan lithium battery on charge, but ensure you use the right charger, avoid over-charging (check the battery’s BMS if possible), monitor the temperature, and disconnect when not in use.
Is 100Ah lithium enough for camping?
100Ah lithium batteries offer a reliable power solution for campers wanting to run a fridge and LED lights for a night or two. However, for more extended and intensive camping trips, it becomes crucial to assess your power needs carefully. Understanding your power consumption and considering a higher capacity lithium battery can ensure a worry-free and enjoyable camping experience.
How long does a 12V lithium battery last?
The lifespan of a 12V lithium battery can vary based on several factors, including the type of lithium chemistry used (e.g. LiFePO4, Li-ion, etc), the quality of the battery, usage patterns, charging and discharging rates, and operating conditions.
Can a 12V charger charge a lithium battery?
Most lithium batteries, including LiFePO4 and many lithium-ion batteries, require specific chargers to ensure safe and efficient charging. Using the wrong charger or charging with incorrect settings can lead to damage, reduced performance, or even pose safety risks.
Which is better LiFePO4 vs lithium ion battery?
LiFePO4 batteries are generally considered to be better in terms of safety, cycle life and charging rate, whereas lithium-ion batteries if you’re conscious of cost or space.
Is it bad to completely drain a LiFePO4 battery?
Yes, it is generally not recommended to completely drain a LiFePO4 battery. While LiFePO4 batteries are known for their safety and robustness compared to other lithium-ion battery chemistries, deep discharge (fully draining the battery) can still have negative effects on their performance and lifespan.