What Makes LFP Batteries Perfect for the Caravan?
The outdoors have always been a source of leisure for people who love adventures. This has indubitably increased the demand for caravans and other related equipment for activities out in the wilderness. While a caravan pitched at campsites will always have a main electricity supply to keep things smooth, every caravan must have a battery that it can rely on completely to run in case of emergencies. Many believe in choosing an LFP battery for the caravan compared to other conventional batteries.
Here are all the reasons that LFP batteries perfect for caravans:
Maintains constant voltage
Unlike conventional batteries, LFP batteries have a constant voltage. In the case of conventional batteries, the voltage decreases while they discharge. Further, an increase in load results in an even more dip in voltage. On the other hand, using an LFP battery for the caravan will provide a stable voltage. The battery is able to provide peak power at most times.
Withstands deep discharges
Conventional lead acid batteries or certain deep cycle batteries, when put through routine discharges, have a low lifespan of about 600 cycles. This when the battery is discharged routinely to only about 50%. However, claims suggest LFP batteries have a span of about 2000 cycles even with a routine discharge of up to 80%, validating their high cost.
Stores three times the energy
Compared to conventional batteries of the same size and weight, an LFP battery for the caravan can store more electrical energy – about three to four times higher to be precise. For caravans, campervans, or other such mobile homes that have limited space, this is a sure boon. Caravans can also carry only a limited weight, which makes LFP batteries more ideal than having many bulky batteries for the same amount of energy.
Accepts high current charge
Where other batteries are limited in terms of their capacity, LFP batteries accept up to 100 percent charge on a routine basis, while the charging current of VRLA/AGM or other conventional battery can only go up to 30% of nominal capacity.
Requires almost no maintenance
LFP batteries do not require a lot of maintenance in order to extend their lives. With the batteries maintaining a low self-discharge, one can store these batteries for a long time without it affecting their performance. Lead acid batteries, on the other hand, require a great deal of maintenance, failing to do which could decrease the lifespan of the batteries significantly.
Is safer and more stable
LFP batteries are more safer and stable, being non-combustible and offers no risk of hazards, poisoning or allergic reactions, compared to other types of lithium batteries.
While other battery options are functional, LFP batteries are more efficient and offer more than their counterparts.