Unless you’ve been travelling out of signal range recently (lucky you!), it would’ve been hard to miss notice of Samsung’s Note 7 Smartphone and its spontaneously combusting Lithium-Ion Battery.
Images of angry burned skin and melted phones graced our screens and airlines refused to carry said phones on any flights.
In fact many years ago Install A Gadget was on the receiving end of an exploding Lithium-Ion battery from a cordless drill, which resulted in small trailer fire, but fortunately no injuries!
Whilst many everyday electronic products are powered by Lithium batteries, there are actually numerous types of Lithium batteries which use different chemistries to operate.
The more commonly known are Lithium-Ion as mentioned previously, Lithium Polymer for items requiring a battery that’s much thinner and lighter, and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) which is an extremely stable type of Lithium battery and what Install A Gadget would install in your RV.
The chemistry of an RVLSA LiFePO4 battery is so stable that even if you managed to puncture it with say, a nail or screw, drop it, over discharge, over charge, bake, freeze, crush or pierce it with a steel rod, it will still not explode or catch on fire.
An RVLSA LiFePO4 battery is also guarded by its own Control System which protects the battery from over charging and over discharging, PLUS Install A Gadget always installs additional safeguards to protect the battery before its own control system needs to.
So if your RV is on fire, you can guarantee it’s NOT due to your incredibly light weight, efficient, powerful and long lasting new RV Lithium Battery System installed by Install A Gadget...
...now quick, get the hose and call 000!
This is a really great question and some information on this is important to know, especially because we have such hot summers in Australia.
Lithium Batteries actually perform better in the heat because the useable power is increased. Unlike an AGM battery, Lithium Batteries do not require what’s called a “temperature compensating charger” which slows charging in hot conditions.
HOWEVER, whilst the Lithium side of things is enjoying the heat, the electronics of the battery’s internal management system has to work harder and therefore may wear out faster when trying to cope with hot temperatures AND the heat produced from a motor and even a Turbo.
On a really hot day, the electronics in a Lithium Battery will cope perfectly fine if installed in something like a motorhome or caravan etc, away from any other heat source.
Install A Gadget DO NOT install Lithium batteries in the engine bay of vehicles.
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