Frankly speaking, the LiFePO4 batteries are the best option for your modern energy use. Still, there are a few cons: the rigorous temperature requirement of the battery functional needs. When it comes to winter, the users could have a high chance of facing challenges of charging and discharging the batteries, especially when starting your engines. It is very frustrating to see that happen. Here are some tips for you to change the game.
Temps. that would kill your battery's performance.
LiFePO4 batteries can perform at a wide range of temperatures, from around -20℃ to 60℃. Yes, that makes the Li-ion batteries a game-changer, which is confidently qualified as an all-weather player. AGM batteries apparently have no seats in this game.
However, it doesn't always work this way.
At the temperature below 0℃ /32°F, the active level of the electrochemical will have a significant reduction, if the users keep charging the battery at this low temperature, it could cause damages to the batteries, or the batteries could show disabilities of taking charges; what can we do about it? The only answer will be applying an external heat source to the batteries and warming up the batteries before any charges.
More importantly, if the users keep charging the batteries when their internal temperature is below 0 ℃ or 32°F, it will cause irreversible damage to the batteries, and it could potentially cause danger when the batteries are in-use.
There are 3 ways to do it in general, and you might have known one or two of them.
1. You can have a quick heat to the battery case, like putting it in front of your stove and heating it up for around 10 minutes until the internal temperature reaches or above 0 ℃ or 32°F, then you can charge or discharge the battery at its proper working condition.
2. Like we've mentioned above, you can also apply a heating pad to the battery case and remove them before the body temperature get too high. Of course, you would need a thermometer to monitor the temperature changes.
3. Last but not least, do not leave your vehicle outside overnight; the outdoor temperature could be extremely fatal for the electrochemical, which stores the energy in the batteries; you don't want to do that.
Let's do it in a smart way, keep the batteries where they were.
Batteries are like fresh bodies; they need to be warmed up to work. And Poweroad has a good answer to it.
The Poweroad PRLC-100H battery is the best option for you to save body energy when you try to charge your batteries during the wintertime.
Poweroad PRLC-100H series carries one of the most advanced and most innovative heating technology, there are smart sensors that sense the internal temperature of the batteries cells, telling the BMS (Battery Management System) if the battery needs to be heated up.
Once you plug in the charging ports, the BMS automatically monitor the body temperature of the battery cells, when the sensing temperature is below 0°C, the BMS will convert the charging current into the heating modules, achieving an excellent internal heat-up for the batteries, the heat-up will be stopped when the batteries body temperature reaches 10℃, the charging current will be converted to the actual battery charging, these magical works are all done by our own-developed BMS technology.
Despite 10℃ isn't the best temperature for the battery's performance, but it will definitely prevent your batteries from draining the chemical power too soon; in other words, it saves your batteries' cycle life.
With the Poweroad PRLC-100H, you don't even need to pull out the batteries and heat them up, all you need to do is to connect the charging port, and the battery handles the rest.