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Golf Cart Lithium Ion Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery Advantages--IMPROVE BATTERY
July 09, 2024

Golf Cart Lithium Ion Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery Advantages

Lithium ion phosphate batteries (LiFePO4 or LFP) offer lots of benefits compared to lead-acid batteries and other lithium batteries. Longer life span, no maintenance, extremely safe, lightweight, improved discharge and charge efficiency, just to name a few. LiFePO4 batteries are not the cheapest in the market, but due to a long life span and zero maintenance, it’s the best investment you can make over time.

Lithium ion phosphate batteries live up to 5000 cycles at 80 percent depth of discharge, without decreasing in performance. The average lifetime of lead-acid batteries is just 2 yrs.

Lithium ion phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) don’t require active maintenance to extend their service life. Also, the batteries show no memory effects and due to low self-discharge (<3% per month), you can store them for a longer period of time. Lead-acid batteries need special maintenance. If not their life span will be decreased even more.

Lithium ion phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) offer high power density which causes lithium batteries to be relatively small and light. Compared to lead-acid batteries, lithium provides great energy density and are at least half the mass. Go for lithium if you want to reduce concerns about battery weight and size!

Lithium ion phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) have 100% of their capacity available. Additionally, their fast charge and discharge rates cause them to be a great fit for all sorts of applications. Fast charging reduces any downtime and increases efficiency and also reduces a substantial amount on your electricity bills. High discharge pulse currents deliver bursts of power in a short amount of time.

To achieve high safety with our batteries, we use only the highest quality cells of the safest technology available today: lithium ion phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP).Equipped with Battery Management System (BMS) , we can guarantee the safety and reliability of our batteries.

Lithium ion phosphate batteries are specially developed to handle high discharge currents. You can start easily heavy engines or on your low speed electric vehicles, golf carts, forklifts, cleaning machines, boat, RV and many other applications that require batteries.

Lithium ion phosphate (LiFePO4) can operate in a wide temperature range, which makes lithium batteries a good fit for various applications, including ones that undergo extreme temperatures. Lithium is the best option for applications that will exhaust the batteries or run in extreme weather conditions.

Lithium ion phosphate batteries advantages for golf cart clubs and golf cart owners

1.Low maintenance

Unlike lead-acid batteries that require regular maintenance such as cleaning, checking water levels, etc., all lithium batteries need you to do is hook up and get moving! Once installed, all you have to worry about is keeping them charged and performing your regular cart safety and maintenance check.

2.Extended Cycle Life

Due to the difference in chemical reactions that occur with lithium batteries compared to lead-acid, lithium batteries will also have a longer service duration. LiFePO4 batteries typically last over 2000 to 5000 life cycles at 80% depth of discharge compare to a mere 500 to 1000 for high grade deep cycle lead acid batteries. That means, at the minimum, you get double the lifespan out of lithium batteries.

3.Reduced Weight

Due to lithium batteries not carrying water and other extra components, they weigh about 1/4 of what lead-acid batteries typically weigh. Less weight will help reduce the power consumption, less wear & tear of the buggies’ tires, suspension system, steering system and etc.In addition, it makes changing your batteries or moving them in your battery compartment much easier.

4.Sustained Power Output

When your acid batteries are low on charge, your cart runs a bit slower, hills are tougher to climb, and overall your cart feels sluggish. Lithium batteries provide consistent output throughout the whole range of charge capacity. Lithium batteries offer consistent performance, whether fully charged or at 10%. You don't have to worry about your cart not driving well until your batteries are completely drained. 

5.Fast Charging

Lifepo4 batteries for golf carts also have a faster recharging time than traditional lead-acid batteries. They can be fully charged in just a few hours, so you can spend more time playing and less time waiting.