|Quality of Aerolithium Materials
Cells – Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)
Terminals – Copper or Brass
Enclosure – aluminum case; shapes to fit your needs
Warranty – 2 year prorated
Discharge graph – lithium’s flat power curve beats lead acid
Operating temps – minus 20 to 65 Celsius
Electronics – Balancing circuit standard as well as lithium balancing charger
Voltage – 14.4 and 28.8 systems, 10V to 14.5V operating range
Self-discharge – < 5% per year
Specific energy density – 118wh/kg
|LiFePO4 Safety information
Many still think that all Lithium batteries are the same, unstable technology. And there are major PbAcid battery mfr’s putting out downright false information.
If you don’t live, eat and breath lithium… all you know is what you read. So, here is some reading material to get you on the right track:
An engine’s electrical system is said to be a 12 volt system, but this is slightly misleading. An aircraft’s charging system will generally produce a voltage between 13.5 and 14.4 volts while the engine is running. It needs to generate more voltage than the battery’s rated voltage to overcome the internal resistance of the battery. This may seem strange, but the current needed to recharge the battery would not flow at all if the charging system’s output voltage was the same as the battery voltage. A greater difference of potential (voltage) between the battery’s voltage and the alternator’s output voltage will provide a faster charging rate. Thus, a Lithium battery will draw less charging current and charge quicker than the typical sealed (or older wet cell) lead acid aviation battery.
Parasitic Drain Info – a MUST read before installing your new lithium battery!
A good way to know what cranking amps your starter needs to start engine; use a clamp-on ammeter around a battery cable.
PowerPoint presentation on using LiFepo4 batteries.
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