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Lifepo4 Charging Module (updated 1/30 In Red)

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As LiFePO4 battery chemistry becomes more popular we will see them replace other batteries in some applications. Many Solar Lighting companies have replaced NiMh and NiCad batteries with LiFePO4 batteries. From what I have read they are also pretty much becoming the battery of choice in Electric cars and motorcycles.

Advantages over Lithium Ion Batteries

1. Safer to use and charge

2. Lighter

3. Can be stored fully charged.

4. Less prone to damage from overcharge or over discharge

5. If it does vent it doesn't vent fire like a Lithium Ion cell!!

6. More environmental friendly.

 

 

This is the only charger module I have come across for LiFePO4 batteries so far. If can be easily used with a 6-volt Solar Panel.

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Review

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showth...6-4-2V-(TP5000)

I have discovered that if used to charge LiFePO4 cells this charger will use too high a Float Charge that may eventually harm the battery. So it is not recommended for LiFePO4 cells.

Bill

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Another board that can charge LiFePO4 cells as well as Lithium Ion (4.2 and the higher voltage ones at 4.35 volts.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lithium-Battery-18...%3D121267763283

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I plan not to install the LED in order to conserve power. Granted it's not much power loss but every little bit helps in a remote build.

 

Several on EBAY so shop around. Be sure to read all the specifications before buying!!

 

Bill

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Another board that can charge LiFePO4 cells as well as Lithium Ion (4.2 and the higher voltage ones at 4.35 volts.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lithium-Battery-18...%3D121267763283

MAX1879-1_zps1ry9lwgx.jpg

 

 

I plan not to install the LED in order to conserve power. Granted it's not much power loss but every little bit helps in a remote build.

 

Several on EBAY so shop around. Be sure to read all the specifications before buying!!

 

Bill

Henrick Jensen has agreed to do a technical review on this charger for us. I will order it when I get home in early March and have it shipped directly to him. I plan on waiting for the review before I test one at home. I've asked him to specifically address the charger's performance when charging Lithium Ion and LiFePO4 cells. He will also show how to connect it for charging.

http://www.lygte-info.dk/info/indexBatteri...rgers%20UK.html

Bill

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