Charging LiFeP04 batteries below freezing

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by KD6ZXG, Oct 19, 2021.

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  1. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you do use LiFePo4 batteries, there are some made for cold service. The KiloVault CHLX series, for example, have internal heating pads, and will stop charging and use the charging current to heat the battery until it's warm enough to accept a charge. I guess you could to this yourself with a thermostat placed inside the battery pack, and sending solar power to the heating pad until it's warm enough, then send the power to the battery.

    Probably just easier to use AGM as others have pointed out.
     
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Listed Charge/Discharge cycles look impressive, But have yet to be seen if the ratings are for real.

    AGM will keep itself warm with a trickle charge.
     

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