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LiFe PO4 vs. Lithium Ion Batteries: What's The Difference?

Lithium Ion batteries are the most common type of battery in use today. They have a number of advantages, but can be dangerous when they malfunction. Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries offer many advantages for EV drivers and other types of power consumers, including safety. Which is right for you? Let's take a look at LiFe PO4 vs. Lithium Ion Batteries!

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Safety 

LiFePO4 batteries are much safer than Lithium ion cells because they contain no flammable liquid electrolyte so there is less risk of fire or explosion if the battery malfunctions or comes into contact with water or another substance that conducts electricity like metal shavings

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 Longevity

LiFePO-batteries offer a longer service life than Lithium ion batteries. Their useful lifespan is approximately 2000 charge cycles, about twice that of a comparable lithium ion battery. If you need high power output in your EV or other application for years on end, LiFe PO cells will last much longer without degrading performance.

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Cost

LiFePO batteries are typically less expensive than their lithium ion counterparts. This is true both at the time of purchase and in terms of overall costs for power generation over the life cycle of a vehicle or other application. They also have a longer shelf life, which makes them easy to handle with minimal risk of damage by using poor storage practices

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Environment

LiFePO batteries can be recycled more easily than lithium ion cells. Lithium ions are so tightly bound to the cell and its materials that recycling is difficult and dangerous, even with advanced techniques like plasma processing. It's important for EV drivers to consider how their vehicle will affect the environment in terms of carbon emissions during use as well

In conclusion, Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO) batteries offer many advantages for EV drivers and other types of power consumers, including safety.  To learn more and to select the right LiFePO battery for your needs, stop by nextgenlithium.com.