Shorai Lithium Iron Phosphate battery

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by User Bp, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. User Bp

    User Bp Guest

    Has anybody tried a Shorai lithium iron phosphate
    battery? The technology is not new and works pretty
    well in electric vehicle applications.

    The manufacturer website is:

    LiFePO4 batteries are clearly much lighter than
    lead acid, but they also have a much smaller
    tolerance of mischarging, either over or under.

    If they play nicely with existing regulator/rectifier
    systems there might be substantial benefit from using

    Thanks for reading,

    bob prohaska
    User Bp, Jan 30, 2011
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  2. User Bp

    S'mee Guest

    Hey bob! No it isn't that good...power goes down as the number of
    charge cycles goes up. Also...contrary to advertising they to will
    catch fire like a Lipoly will if you cycle them frequently. No
    thanks...the vehicles are kick ass. The problem is EVERY single
    battery tech out there currently sucks ass for real world use in autos
    or motorcycles.

    That's it in a nut shell and pared down to the bare bones. Until
    those battery packs will consistently provide the same amp/volts at
    10,000 cycles as they did when new AND and can be charged in less than
    10min. Forget it, electric vehicles except for a very few urban areas
    will not be worth owning. Race vehicles, toys for those few who can
    still afford an idiotic toy like a boat sure.
    S'mee, Jan 30, 2011
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    User Bp Guest

    [big snip]
    Anybody got personal experience with Shorai Power?

    User Bp, Jan 31, 2011
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