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Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)

Battery Comparison of LiFePO vs  Lead Acid

Power Tech"UltraStream" ENERGY STORAGE BATTERY:
Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery is the ultimate in weight versus power technology. This is a drop in replacement for your Lead-acid battery, and will require no change to your existing system.  Replaces 9Ah & 12Ah lead acid batteries.

LifePO4 contains no poisonous lead, no acid, and does not create gasses during charge, as traditional Lead-Acid batteries do. Compared to lead-acid, Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are also extremely light, have much lower self-discharge, do not sulfate, and are environmentally friendly.

"UltraStream" Models have a Battery Management System (BMS). BMS monitors the key operational parameters during charging and discharging such as voltages, currents and internal temperatures.

There are three main objectives common to all Battery Management Systems (BMS) are:

Protect the cells or the battery from damage from overcharging or discharging too low.
Prolong the life of the battery with cell balancing.
Maintain the battery in a safe operating state.

Because of its light weight, safety, excellent thermal stability, long life, good electrochemical properties as well a very high specific energy density, Lithium Phosphate batteries are the best choice to replace lead acid batteries.

Dimensions equal to the standard batteries for direct replacement.

12V 9Ah  Power Tech "Ultra Stream" Lithium Ion Battery (LiFePO4) Energy Storage Battery

 

 

12V 15Ah Power Tech "Ultra Stream"

Lithium Ion Battery (LiFePO4) Energy

 Storage Battery

12V LiFePO4 Charger 5A

12V 9Ah
Voltage:  12V
Capacity: 9Ah
Chemistry: LiFePO
Weight: 2.8lbs (1.3kg)
Dimensions: 5.9"(L) x 2.6"(W) x 3.7"(H), [151mm(L) x 65mm(W) x95mm(H)
Life Cycles: 2,000 @ 80% DOD
BMS   YES (Internal)
Max Charge Voltage: 14.6V
Discharge Cut-off Voltage: 10V
Max Charge Current: 9A
Max Discharge Current: 15A
Operating Temperature: -22F to +140F, (-30C to +60C)
12V 15Ah
Voltage:  12V
Capacity: 15Ah
Chemistry: LiFePO
Weight: 3.7lbs (1.7g)
Dimensions:
5.9"(L) x 3.9"(W) x 3.7"(H), [151mm(L) x 98mm(W) x95mm(H)]
Life Cycles: 2,000 @ 80% DOD
BMS   YES (Internal)
Max Charge Voltage: 14.6V
Discharge Cut-off Voltage: 10V
Max Charge Current: 9A
Max Discharge Current: 15A
Operating Temperature: -22F to +140F, (-30C to +60C)
This charger is constant current, constant voltage (CCCV) "Smart" chargers for 12V LiFePO4  batteries. "Smart" chargers stop charging once 14.6V is reached.

Max Charge Voltage: 14.6V
Max Charge Current: 5A
AC Input: 110V-240V 50/60Hz 50VA
Dimensions: 5.2"(L) x 2.2"(W) x 1.2"(H), [133mm(L) x 55mm(W) x 30mm(H)]
Weight: 7.6oz, [216g ]

LED 1: Red Power On
LED 2: Red Charging
LED 2: Green Charged

Can be left on battery and will restart with low voltage signal from battery.
Part Number Description Price
LFP12V9AH 12V 9Ah "Ultra Stream" Lithium Ion Battery (LiFePO4) Energy Storage Battery 5.9"(L) x 2.6"(W) x 3.7"(H) [151mm(L) x 65mm(W) x95mm(H)] In Stock
LFP12V15AH 12V 15Ah "UltraEnergy" Lithium Ion Battery (LiFePO4) Energy Storage Battery 5.9"(L) x 3.9"(W) x 3.7"(H)
 [151mm(L) x 98mm(W) x95mm(H)]
In Stock
2000062 12V LiFePO Charger 5 Amp Alligator Clips In Stock
2000063 Battery Harness, 2 Anderson PowerPole Connectors, Fuse Holder, Fuse 10 Amp Faston .25" connectors, 16 AWG Wire  (2 Anderson PowerPole one for the glider input and one for the harness.)
2000065 12v 5 Amp LiFePO Charger  Anderson PowerPole & Allegator Clips
2000067 15 Amp Permanently Bonded Red/Black Anderson PowerPoles

 

Tested with an Electrofly Triton 2  EQ charger with a discharge cycle
  • Discharge cycle 1 amp to 10.8 volts
  • Lead acid Powersonic 12v 9Ah used for 1 flying season
  • LiFePO UltraEnergy 12v 9Ah used for 1 flying season
  • Weight of the LiFePO  2.8 lbs
  • Weight of the Lead Acid 6 lbs

Advantages LiFePO:

  • If you drop it on your foot it hurts less
  • Maintains High voltage for much longer time

Disadvantages LiFePO:

  • You don't get much warning when it does drop off expect all to quit.
  • This happend to me at Nephi on downwind  after  8.5  hours in the air.  Just switched to the back battery and all came back up.  I was running  a PowerFlarm-V7- Ultimate Le on this battery.

 

 Battery Harness/Chargers  with Anderson PowerPole Products
LiFePO Battery with Anderson PowerPole 15 Amp Harness
  • 16 AWG Wire
  • Fuse Holder
  • 10 Amp Fuse
  • Faston Connectors
  • 15 Amp Permanently Bonded Red/Black Anderson Powerpoles

     

Anderson PowerPole General Assy Instructions

Crimp VS Solder

Battery Harness, 2 Anderson PowerPole Connectors, Fuse Holder, Fuse 10 Amp Faston .25" connectors, 16 AWG Wire  (1 Anderson PowerPole for the glider input and the harness.)

5 Amp LiFePO Charger  Anderson PowerPole

 5 Amp LiFePO Charger Anderson PowerPole

2000063 Battery Harness, 2 Anderson PowerPole Connectors, Fuse Holder, Fuse 10 Amp Faston .25" connectors, 16 AWG Wire  (2 Anderson PowerPole one for the glider input and one for the harness.)

2000062 5 Amp LiFePO Charger  Allegator Clips

2000065 12v 5 Amp LiFePO Charger  Anderson PowerPole & Allegator Clips

 

Battery setup Jones Plugs

Jones Plug Male
Dimensions
Diameter: 0.691" (17.55 mm)
Length of Hood: 0.953" (24.21 mm)
Total Length: 1.05 in (33.33 mm)

Jones Socket Female
Dimensions
Diameter: 0.691" (17.55 mm)
Length of Hood: 0.953" (24.21 mm)
Total Length: 1.05 in (33.33 mm)

10 Amp Blade Holder & Fuse

Battery Set UP Recommedations:
  • Set up you battery with Jones Sockets
  • 10 amp Blade fuse and holder
  • Solder leads to battery terminals
  • Hot Glue over terminals to insulate from shorts
  • Sticker on the battery with in service date
  • Use Jones Plugs in the glider and on the charger
Part Number Description
2000019 Jones Plug Male 2 Contacts  
2000020 Jones Socket Female 2 Contacts
2000027  Blade Type Fuse Holder/w  one 10 amp Fuse
2000028  Blade 10 Amp Fuses  

 
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