BATTERIES / Lithium ion vs LiFePO4


#1

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?


#2

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.

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SOURCE
https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries