02 Apr 2013

K2 Energy Lithium Iron Phosphate LiFePO4 cells and modules

Master Instruments is proud to introduce the K2 Energy range of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries and modules.

LiFePO4 is fast becoming the go-to chemistry when designing cell/pack/module based power solutions in many industries including Remote Infrastructure Management.

Starting with the consumer rechargeable CR123A sized cell (Model# K2LFP123A) suitable for most applications such as cameras and torches.

Cylindrical cells in 18650 & 26650 sizes suitable for custom battery pack construction and multiple cell assemblies.

And ready-to-go 12 & 24V, lead-acid battery replacement, modules with built in battery management systems!

Master Instruments can provide a tailored solution to most situations.

Lithium Iron Phosphate is a special kind of rechargeable lithium battery that addresses the 4 major issues with current lithium technologies: Safety, Life, Power, and Environmental Friendliness. The chemistry has similar charge requirements to lead acid batteries and can therefore be more easily integrated into many lead acid applications than other chemistries.

SAFE: Lithium Iron Phosphate technology is an inherently safe battery chemistry "the safest lithium battery on the market" as shown repeatedly by independent data generated by the Department of Energy, UL, UN, Sandia National Labs and other agencies. The cells pass UN/DOT (UN38.3 transport safety testing) requirements with NO circuit board protection. This is not possible with traditional lithium chemistries

LONG LASTING: Traditional Li-ion chemistries already typically last 5 years or 500 charge / discharge cycles before the AH capacity tapers off to 80% of what it was when the battery was new. This is a league above lead acid batteries which age dramatically with increasing temperature and it is even better than NiCd and NiMH. Lithium iron phosphate is better still, achieving up to 2000 charge discharge cycles.

POWERFUL: Cells can be optimized for long life, low or high temperature operation or high current without dramatically affecting service life. The LFP300HPS (90AH) cell can deliver over 4,200 Amps. Lithium phosphate cells can now meet even the most demanding application requirements — from starting a locomotive to powering an F1 racer, or cold starting a tractor at -20F

CLEAN: Lithium Iron Phosphate can replace outdated battery chemistries like Lead-acid, NiCd, NiMH. They are designed to offer extremely long cycle life, high energy capacity, outstanding power performance, and quick charge times, while simultaneously being environmentally friendly. These batteries use no harmful heavy metals and can be recycled. Use of phosphates in the system architecture reduces environmental concerns in all stages of the battery’s life cycle. And given their long lasting nature, wearing one of these batteries out takes a lot longer than most other batteries in the first place.

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* Correct battery chargers are required. Do not use chargers designed for other chemistries.   

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From the press

Mark Stoker recently said in an artcile in PR News Wire:

"K2's R&D advances with lithium-ion drop-in lead-acid replacement battery modules will revolutionize the battery market in industrial and consumer products like back-up power, uninterruptable power supplies and motor start applications. 

Typically one-third the weight and up to 50% smaller than the batteries they're replacing, they have up to ten times the total life cycle, are heavy-metal free, offer a significantly lower cost of total ownership and a better ROI despite a somewhat higher initial cost. Our recent discoveries along with increased volumes will further lower the costs and increase available stored energy while maintaining safety which will make the LFP value proposition for many applications, including electric vehicles, very compelling

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