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    I'd really like to see LiFePO4 car batteries to become mainstream soon. When properly maintained, it nominally lasts 10 years, doesn't need a float charge, and density for density, its size and weight is a fraction of an equivalent lead-acid battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oj88 View Post
    I'd really like to see LiFePO4 car batteries to become mainstream soon. When properly maintained, it nominally lasts 10 years, doesn't need a float charge, and density for density, its size and weight is a fraction of an equivalent lead-acid battery.
    Me too.. konti pa lang kasi options... its like the lithium poly sa rc cars.. ang lakas compared sa NiMH.. tapos mas lighter pa..

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    Quote Originally Posted by oj88 View Post
    I'd really like to see LiFePO4 car batteries to become mainstream soon. When properly maintained, it nominally lasts 10 years, doesn't need a float charge, and density for density, its size and weight is a fraction of an equivalent lead-acid battery.
    Quote Originally Posted by yapoy86 View Post
    Me too.. konti pa lang kasi options... its like the lithium poly sa rc cars.. ang lakas compared sa NiMH.. tapos mas lighter pa..
    They're currently in the $400 range..... from China. Not bad if they'll be as advertised. Been following some Skyactiv LiFePO4 experiments specifying beefed up BMS+temp control & A123 ultraphosphate cells.....It's about time to say g'bye to the heavy, engineered-to-die-quick flooded lead acid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travajante View Post
    They're currently in the $400 range..... from China. Not bad if they'll be as advertised. Been following some Skyactiv LiFePO4 experiments specifying beefed up BMS+temp control & A123 ultraphosphate cells.....It's about time to say g'bye to the heavy, engineered-to-die-quick flooded lead acid.
    Yeah, but that's still hardly mainstream. At best, they're a niche and at worst, we don't know yet how well they do in terms of aftersales support and more importantly, safety. Though on paper at least, LiFePO4 is significantly safer than LiIon or LiPo batteries. Though I'm sure it will still raise some eyebrows as images of exploding phones, laptops, and vape hardware cross their mind.

    I believe once the mainstream car battery brands starts carrying them, costs will be lower. They'll probably sell their lead-acid batteries even lower at a bargain. Consumers win.

    Amaron LiFePO4... that'll be a winning combo.

    Sorry for the OT.
    Last edited by oj88; May 6th, 2021 at 09:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oj88 View Post
    I'd really like to see LiFePO4 car batteries to become mainstream soon. When properly maintained, it nominally lasts 10 years, doesn't need a float charge, and density for density, its size and weight is a fraction of an equivalent lead-acid battery.

    ito na yun bro diba?

    ReadyGO LiFePo4 Automotive battery FB12V15A 55AH 35CCA (REVERSE AND SMALL POLE) FOR AVANZA etc | Lazada PH

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    yep yan nga.. tingin ko pwede palitan yung individual cells nyan..

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    Looking at AntiGravity's ATX30 ReStart....won't ever get 1 stranded, & has 4 poles(regular & reverse).
    Review of Antigravity Batteries Lithium-Ion RESTART Motorcycle and Powersports Batteries - YouTube
    I've their XP1 MicroStart Jumpstarter for a while now & they're as advertised. LiFePO4 Batteries

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    More AntiGravity...
    Antigravity’s new LiFePO4 batteries — Exploring Overland

    3 MicroStarts for welds...LiFePO4 Batteries

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    LiFePO4 batteries has been around for at least 15 years. I'm just wondering why it's not getting more widespread use. Maybe in another 10 years, after masira yung current battery ko? hehe
    Last edited by oj88; May 6th, 2021 at 04:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oj88 View Post
    LiFePO4 batteries has been around for at least 15 years. I'm just wondering why it's not getting more widespread use. Maybe in another 10 years, after masira yung current battery ko? hehe
    i think masyado pang expensive to manufacture for all applications. Probably in the next decade or so possibly na mag mura na iyan like sealed lead acid, when the electric cars become a mainstream.

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