Lithum, Battle Born battery, claims of peformamce and origin
mcgivor Posts: 2,164Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭✭
Looking into the world of Lithium batteries for possible alternatives to lead acid, the name Battle Born came up in a thread, so I decided to take a look. What stood out was their claim of 3000 cycles at 100% discharge, which goes against documentation from other manufacturers, if in fact they are a manufacturer, or an assembler, they can't seem to make up their mind on that. Other manufacturers provide graphs showing cycles versus DOD, stating greater than 80 -85% shortens the cycle expectancy, additionally they recommend chaging to 95%, which would leave a useful capacity of 75-80%, which is still respectable, but 100% for 3000 cycles ? Others claim >2000 depending upon DOD, discharge current and so forth, their comparison to LA is also confusing, not being able to choose if LA will only provide 150 or 300 cycles....... So at this point I'm a little skeptical, attached is information provided by Battle Born. One needs to open the link and the pdf, to understand the conflict of information.
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