How Can I Find The Right Replacement LiFePO4 Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery For My Application?
It can all seem a bit confusing, upgrading from conventional lead-acid batteries to LiFePO4 Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries. Will my device fit one of these LFP batteries? Are there any changes I need to make to the configuration? Can I just drop-in the replacement battery? These are all valid questions which we will answer to steer you in the right direction.
Within LFP batteries, there are various types based on application. For example, an RV which needs low discharge rates for extended periods of time will require a deep cycle battery for its electronics. A car which needs to crank the motor, needs an automotive battery which has high cranking amps to turn the motor. An ATV will also require cranking amps to turn its motor, but since the battery slot is significantly smaller and also its requirements, a motorcycle battery will be the best option.
LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battery Replacement
Lithium Iron Phosphate deep cycle batteries are different than the other categories because it is really dependent on the customer's applications and requirements. For example, a customer using an electric fishing reel could realistically use a battery that is 12V 20Ah through 12V 100Ah depending on factors like how often are they using it? How often are they charging it? Are multiple reels being used at once?
First step is to determine the voltage of the application. For example, trolling motors come in 12V, 24V and 36V options depending on both the size and thrust of the trolling motor itself.
Second step is to determine the capacity required or the amp draw from the application. Capacity is rated in amp hours which in laymen's terms means how long can the battery run at its given voltage. Trolling motor's amp draw is determined by the speed at which it is running. When picking a LiFePO4 battery for trolling motors, we recommend at least 100 amp hour battery since the draw could be high and also to extend the run time of the motor. How can we determine how long a battery will run a motor for? It is a simple equation:
100 Amp Hour ÷ 5 Amps = 20 Hours
A motor running at 5 amps, using a 100 amp hour battery will last for 20 hours.
100 Amp Hour ÷ 20 Amps = 5 Hours
A motor running at 20 amps, using a 100 amp hour battery will last for 5 hours.
Depending on the amp draw of the motor and the run time desired, we offer different options of 100 amp hours, 200 amp hours and even 300 amp hours.
LiFePO4 Power Sports Battery Replacement
Powertex Lithium Iron Phosphate power sport batteries are an excellent options for your Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Jetskis, Wave-runners, Snowmobiles, Dirt Bikes & More! One of the main differences between power sport batteries and deep cycles batteries are the cranking amps required to turn a motor. Each application has different requirements of cranking amps and dimensions. The best way to find the exact replacement for your vehicle is through our battery finder which can be found by clicking here.
LiFePO4 Automotive Battery Replacement
LFP automotive batteries are the best option for those looking to improve performance, reduce weight or have extended battery life. Powertex car batteries are designed as simple drop-in replacements for your existing AGM batteries and most cars do not require any modifications or adjustments. If you are not sure which is the proper replacement model for your vehicle, please use our battery finder here.