BATTERIES / Lithium ion vs LiFePO4


Because lithium ion batteries have about 300 - 500 recharge duty cycles before degrading, might there be anyone that has tinkered with LiFePO4 batteries, which have a 2000 - 3000 recharge duty cycle?

I currently have an EE looking into changing my WowGo 2s batteries to the LiFePO4 kind.

Anyone? Bueller?


This chart may be of interest. Notice how the DoD (Depth of Discharge) affects the discharge cycles before a lithium ion battery degrades to 85% capacity. UPSHOT: Buy the biggest battery you can, so you will apply less stress to it when used on more frequent short runs.