BlueNova Lithium

BlueNova Lithium Batteries – All you need to know

BlueNova LiFeYPO4 (Lithium Iron Yttrium Phosphate) Lasts 2 – 4 times longer (10-15 years) than lead acid equivalents 10 Year warranty Less 25% the weight compared to lead acid batteries Less 33% the volume compared to lead acid batteries No gasses or acid Assembled in South Africa 100% environmentally friendly The batteries are perfectly suited for operation in warm African conditions. Self-discharge Rate < 2% per month Charge & Discharge Efficiency – 96% @C2 ; 98% @C10   CYCLE LIFE 100% DoD > 3600 cycles 80% DoD > 5000 cycles…

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Types of Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion uses a cathode (positive electrode), an anode (negative electrode) and electrolyte as conductor. (The anode of a discharging battery is negative and the cathode positive (see BU-104b: Battery Building Blocks). The cathode is metal oxide and the anode consists of porous carbon. During discharge, the ions flow from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte and separator; charge reverses the direction and the ions flow from the cathode to the anode. Figure 1 illustrates the process. Figure 1: Ion flow in lithium-ion battery. When the cell charges and discharges, ions…

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Why lithium-ion is a superior battery system.

Pioneering work of the lithium battery began in 1912 under G.N. Lewis, but it was not until the early 1970s that the first non-rechargeable lithium batteries became commercially available. Attempts to develop rechargeable lithium batteries followed in the 1980s but failed because of instabilities in the metallic lithium used as anode material. (The metal-lithium battery uses lithium as anode; Li-ion uses graphite as anode and active materials in the cathode.) Lithium is the lightest of all metals, has the greatest electrochemical potential and provides the largest specific energy per weight.…

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Lithium Golf Trolley Batteries – Questions & Answers

Q: Are these batteries compatible with standard lead acid charger? A: Batteries must ONLY BE CHARGED WITH CHARGER SUPPLIED. It’s not possible to charger the battery properly using any other charger.   Q: Are lithium batteries dangerous? A: No! Batteries are from LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) which is the safest type of lithium rechargeable batteries.   Q: How to connect to my Golf Trolley A: Batteries are designed for use on a wide-range of electrical trolley using various connection types. We offer an Anderson & T Bar as an option.…

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What are the advantages of buying a Lithium Ion Battery for your golf trolley?

Lead acid batteries are made from a mixture of lead plates and sulfuric acid. Lithium ion batteries on the other hand are a much newer invention, and have only been around in a commercially viable form since the 1980’s. Lithium technology has become well proven and understood for its long shelf life and is widely used for several appliances and products. 1. Superior “Useable” Capacity Unlike with lead acid batteries, it is considered practical to regularly use 90% or more of the rated capacity of a lithium battery bank, and…

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BlueNova Lithium Battery Banks

PERFORMANCE: Charge/Discharge efficiency = 98% @ C10 Unmatched continuous power delivery Operates at up to 35°C without accelerated degradation   RELIABILITY: Minimum battery service life is 3600 cycles Auto-shutdown during fault conditions 10 Year battery warranty   ECONOMICAL: Costs less than R2 per kWh cycled Zero maintenance costs Up to 35% less PV panels /generator fuel required   The table below lists our latest standard product range, as well as maximum discharge current thresholds & lead acid equivalent values for each product. The conversion factor we’ve used to calculate lead…

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