By Battery Power Staff
September 13, 2018 | RELiON, a leading global manufacturer of lithium iron phosphate batteries (LiFePO4), today introduced a new technology that solves the problem of charging in freezing weather, while also making lithium batteries safer and more practical for low-temperature use. The new RB100-LT (a 12V 100Ah LiFePO4 battery) is the first model in in their new Low Temperature Series line of products.
The first LiFePO4 battery of its kind, RELiON’s LT Series batteries can safely charge at temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F). The system features proprietary technology which draws power from the charger itself, requiring no additional components.
“RELiON’s new line of low-temperature LiFePO4 batteries, is a huge step forward for the company. Recharging a lithium battery in below freezing temperatures is a problem many of our customers face. Our new LT Series not only solves this problem, but is a perfect display of RELiON’s capabilities when it comes to new product development in the lithium battery space, said Paul Hecimovich, CEO, in a statement.
The new low temperature battery looks and operates just look the rest of RELiON’s lithium batteries, with the same dimensions, configuration, and connectivity of its standard counterparts.
In addition, it shares the same advantages when choosing a lithium battery: significantly more capacity and life, faster charge, lighter weight, they can be mounted in any direction, and the battery doesn’t require a full charge before being stored or used.
“Customers faced with freezing weather are now able to enjoy the many benefits of lithium batteries without having to worry about warming before charging. This is just the beginning. RELiON will continue to develop energy storage solutions and technology that helps solve challenges many of our customers face,” added Hecimovich.
The RB100-LT battery is designed for use in RVs, off-grid solar, electric vehicles, and in any application where charging in colder temperatures is necessary. It’s also an ideal upgrade for those using lead-acid batteries in low-temperature environments.