For years, the “Lithium Ion” battery has dominated the market whenever high capacity, small size and low weight were application requirements. That means, they have been used exclusively in cell phones, Tablet computers, Laptops, and most of the new high capacity portable tools. But that is not all. They are also used in the newer Hybrid electric automobiles and even the latest transcontinental commercial airliners, like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Although these batteries have a very high energy density for their size and weight, they can also be dangerous if they are not charged properly. You may recall some of the stories in the last few years about laptop computers bursting into flames, and even the whole fleet of 787 airliners being grounded because of battery fires. So, behind the scenes, the battery industry has been trying to develop a battery that has all of the benefits of Lithium Ion batteries, but none of the dangers.
Over the last two years, a new type of Lithium battery has been quietly showing up on the market. In the last 6 months, this battery has started becoming available in almost all sizes and for almost all applications. This battery is called the Lithium Iron Phosphate battery, and is referred to as the LiFePO4 for short.
This new kid on the block, has a slightly lower energy density than the typical “Lithium Ion” batteries (about 14% less), but they are much safer to use than either Lithium Ion or even the standard Lead Acid batteries are. The cost of the LiFePO4 batteries are still fairly high, but the prices are coming down pretty fast at this point.
Here’s a picture of a Lead Acid battery used to start a car next to its equivalent battery in the LiFePO4 chemistry. You can see from this that the battery is about half the size and only one fifth the weight. Now THAT is a better battery!
But the best thing about these batteries is their safety. The LiFePO4 battery doesn’t have a liquid electrolyte, so it can’t leak or boil out to make a mess, and you never need to add water. It can be charged quickly without harming the battery, so it won’t over-heat. And best of all, there is NO FIRE DANGER like with the more common types of Lithium Ion batteries.
In fact, you may have already been using these LiFePO4 batteries and didn’t even know it. Many of the solar yard lights sold in the last year actually use these batteries. They get charged throughout the day and when it gets dark, the light comes on and runs the light until the battery goes completely dead! In the morning, the process starts over. And, this is done day after day after day for months and the battery still seems to be working fine.
That is one of the biggest benefits of these new LiFePO4 batteries – they can take a serious beating and still come back over and over! There isn’t another type of battery out there that can take this kind of treatment. Any other battery, such as a sealed lead acid type, would be on its death bed if it took that kind of abuse.
The LiFePO4 batteries also have a much higher life cycle rating than lead acids or the common “Lithium Ion” batteries. That means you can charge and discharge them many more times.
The LiFePO4 batteries are also a constant voltage battery. For example, with a lead acid battery, as you power a load, the voltage goes down little by little until it takes a nose dive. With the LiFePO4, you pretty much get the full voltage as you’re powering a load with them for nearly the entire time and then suddenly, they drop off a cliff. This is much more desirable because you get full power for most of the capacity of the battery, which you won’t get with lead acid batteries.
If you were in an emergency situation and needed a power supply for some light, a radio, a mobile phone charger, etc… what kind of battery would you want? There definitely is no comparison – the only kind of battery to have on hand in an emergency situation is a LiFePO4, no contest.
As you may have heard, Tesla Motors is creating a $5 Billion factory to mass produce “Lithium Ion” battery banks in order to make the mass production of electric cars a reality. The goal is to have a 200 miles range for the battery bank, which will actually be made by Panasonic. If they produced a Lithium Iron Phosphate battery as an option, the cars would have a 172 mile range, but the batteries would last much longer and they would be environmentally friendly.
Also, this could drastically reduce the cost of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, which would revolutionize the entire battery industry, not just for automobile applications, but also for back up battery banks in solar applications as well.
For quite a while now, John Bedini, a world-renown expert in battery charging technologies has manufactured the most effective chargers and rejuvenators for lead acid batteries commercially available to the public. These chargers have been shown to be able to bring about 80% of the batteries doomed for the dump back to many more years of useful service.
Unfortunately, these charging and rejuvenation technologies were never compatible with the common “Lithium Ion” batteries, primarily because of the problems in the battery itself.
Fortunately, John Bedini has created a small line of solar charge controllers made specifically for the new LiFePO4 batteries. That means that the ultimate in small-scale emergency solar systems are now available, which completely surpass any other similar sized solar energy system.
This new line of chargers is part of Tesla Chargers solar charge controller line known as the Tesla Solar Tracker 5’s. The LiFePO4 solar charge controllers are rated for 12 volt 3 amp and 12 volt 7.5 amp solar arrays. That is roughly 45 watts and 110 watts of solar panels respectively.
Learn more about these revolutionary solar charge controllers here – make sure to watch the free video on this website by Peter Lindemann on the LiFePO4 chargers – make sure to also download the free LiFePO4 PowerPoint Presentation on this website as well! LiFePO4 Solar Charge Controllers
FREE Video from 2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference
48 HOURS UNTIL THE RELEASE OF JIM MURRAY & PAUL BABCOCK’S PRESENTATION FROM THE ENERGY CONFERENCE – SERPS COP 47.9 (4790%)!!!!
The 2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference was an incredible success! Many are saying it is the most important conference they have been to in their lives from any category of conference.
“I’ve been to three conferences: 2010, 2013 and 201. This year’s conference was the best so far! There isn’t even a close second.” – Breck
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48 HOURS UNTIL THE RELEASE OF JIM MURRAY & PAUL BABCOCK’S PRESENTATION FROM THE ENERGY CONFERENCE!
Beginning in two days, the 2014 Conference Film Series will start being released. The first presentation will be the monumental presentation by Jim Murray and Paul Babcock about Jim’s amazing SERPS device. SERPS stands for Switch Energy Resonant Power Supply and is the ultimate in methods for using, storing, and returning electricity to its source!
In the first hour, Jim Murray shows the various machines he built and tested over the last 35 years that lead to the understanding of how to build the SERPS device. In the second hour, Paul Babcock explains the theoretical operations of the SERPS system showing how it borrows, uses, and returns electrical power to the source.
The presentation then switches to a clip in the exhibit room where the working model was running and demonstrating 4790% MORE WORK THAN IS SUPPLIED IN NET ENERGY FROM THE POWER SUPPLY – THAT IS A COP OF 47.9!!! It ends with a Q&A by Paul back in the meeting room. A separate PDF file of all of the slides shown in the Power Point Presentation will be included.
This is a panel discussion of 7 speakers at the 2014 Energy Science & Technology Conference. All 10 were invited but three were not at the table. Speakers in this video, which is moderated by Jeane Manning, author of Breakthrough Power include: Mark McKay, John Polakowski, Eric Dollard, Aaron Murakami, Jim Murray, Paul Babcock and Peter Lindemann.
We’ve all been running in high gear preparing for the conference, which is only 10 days away! If you want to come see the historical presentations, register now as there are only 25 seats left and they’re going quick. http://energyscienceconference.com
Peter will be giving a sneak peak demonstration at the conference of the machine that will be the basis for the material in the 3rd Bedini book – Bedini SG – The Complete Advanced Handbook, which focuses on converting mechanical work to electrical energy.
There will be more variations presented in the book and the video presentation will be part of the book package, which should be available no later than August.
There are various ways to rotate a lever in an elliptical orbit like the input lever of the Skinner Gravity Power Machine. Here is a method that is very simple and might just make it easier for people to replicate the machine – you can see the bicycle wheel demo towards the end that demonstrates the principle: http://emediapress.com/2014/06/17/murakami-elliptical-drive/
Here is a great video showing a giant solar Stirling engine producing 1.5 kw of electricity from a 100C temperature differential between cold water and heat in a greenhouse. 1.5 kw is a lot of energy for a small village and the technology is fairly low-tech.
We have finally updated our homepage, which is much easier to navigate. It is on a WordPress system and we (Peter Lindemann & Aaron Murakami) will be able to easily put in some blog posts and refer you to them instead of making these newsletters so long. For now, we’re just testing out re-posting some interesting news items and will soon be putting in some of our own articles.
“The research team at UOW’s Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) have developed a light-assisted catalyst that requires less energy input to activate water oxidation, which is the first step in splitting water to produce hydrogen fuel.”
By next Tuesday, we’re going to be releasing a free solar ebook that exposes a lot of the bad practices commonly done in the solar industry. This includes the truth about why MPPT charge controllers will kill your batteries, the best solar panels to use if you ever want to charge your batteries under a cloudy sky, a trick about wiring batteries to extend their life drastically and more…
This free ebook is worth hundreds if not thousands because that is what you can save over the years if you actually apply the information. If there is something that can be done wrong with popular solar power methods, it is! That’s an unfortunate but true fact so make sure you get a copy as soon as we release it because it may only be free for a limited time!
We’re going to show you a video soon and it will blow your mind! Many of you may be hearing about a global effort to make some Tesla Generator and there is a lot of hype included. To date, there has been ZERO results showing that there is less coming from the power source than the machine is creating.
There are only 82 seats left and when they’re gone, they’re gone! The conference is in 8 weeks so register now because yet again, this is the only conference that you can come to and actually see real “overunity” technology.
Last year, John Bedini showed his famous Bedini SSG, but with a modification. As the output battery charged up, SO THE THE INPUT BATTERY! The wheel was just spinning away and BOTH batteries were charged. That is what you get to see at the Energy Science & Technology Conferences.