EXP PRO Batteries are particularly popular with the outdoor adventurer. The shock resistant design ensures they can go the distance, and the port covers keep out dirt and grime along the way.
So what happens when you go to these in colder climates and need to utilize your battery? Or you have a desert-like destination in mind and the heat is cause for concern? Thankfully, EXP PRO Batteries have a wide operating temperature range.
Let's explore the numbers:
LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) technology has been proven to be the most chemically stable option. If you subject a LiFePO4 battery to harsh temperatures or accidents it won't start a fire or explode. It can be stored and discharged at the upper and lower temperature limits. Plus, exposing the battery to a variety of temperatures will not affect the reliability.
The primary concern with other batteries, specifically lithium ion (Li-Ion) batteries, is safety. They are extremely sensitive to high temperatures and inherently flammable. The average discharge operating temperature is only 14°F to 104°F, while some experts say the temperature range for the popular Li-Ion NMC chemistry is only 32°F to 104°F. Users need to be conscious of usage during hot summer days, and the higher temps of sought-after desert adventures. Overcharging and overheating can cause fire and explosions. Lower temperatures can also cause malfunction, rendering your battery useless, perhaps in a time of need. The charge operating temperature of Li-Ion is restricted to 32°F to 104°F. While you may never experience extreme temperature ranges, it's good to keep versatility in mind when selecting an additional power source.
When safety and longevity is desired LiFePO4 is the superior option. EXP PRO is committed to providing safe, non-toxic batteries that will perform for years.