How safe are Lithium-Ion Batteries?

Our LiFePO4 batteries are considered to be safe, non-flammable and non-hazardous for superior chemical and mechanical structure.They can also withstand harsh conditions, be it freezing cold, scorching heat or rough terrain. When subjected to hazardous events, such as collision or short-circuiting, they won’t explode or catch fire, significantly reducing any chance of harm. If you’re selecting a lithium battery and anticipate use in hazardous or unstable environments, LiFePO4 is likely be your best choice. It’s also worth mentioning, LiFePO4 batteries are non-toxic, non-contaminating and contain no rare earth metals, making them an environmentally conscious choice.

What is a BMS? What does it do and where is it located?

BMS is short for Battery Management System. It’s like a bridge between battery and users. The BMS protects the cells from getting damaged — most commonly from over or under-voltage, over current, high temperature or external short-circuiting. The BMS will shut off the battery to protect the cells from unsafe operating conditions. All Grenergy batteries have built-in BMS to manage and protect them against these types of issues.

The BMS of our forklift batteries is a high-tech innovative design made to protect the lithium cells. Features Include: Remote monitoring with OTA (over the air), Thermal management, and multiple protections, such as Low Voltage Protection Switch, Over Voltage Protection Switch, Short Circuit Protection Switch, etc.

What is the life expectancy of the battery?

Grenergy batteries can be used around 3,500 life cycles. Battery design life is around 10 years, and we offer you 5 years warranty. Therefore, even though there is more upfront cost with a Grenergy LiFePO4 Battery, the upgrade saves you up to 70% battery cost over 5 years.

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What can I use a Lithium Battery for?

Our Batteries are commonly used in golf carts, forklifts, aerial work platforms, floor cleaning machines, etc. We are dedicated to lithium batteries for over 10 years, so we are professional in lithium-ion replacing lead-acid field. What ’more, it can be applied in energy storage solutions in your home or power your truck air-conditioning.

I want to convert to lithium iron phosphate batteries. What do I need to know?

As for battery replacement, you need to consider capacity, power, and size requirements, as well as making sure you have the right charger. (If you are equipped with Grenergy's charger, your batteries will perform better.)

Keep in mind, when upgrading from lead-acid to LiFePO4, you may be able to downsize your battery (in some cases up to 50%) and keep the same runtime. It’s also worth mentioning, there are some weight questions you need to know about industrial equipment like forklifts and so on.

Please contact Grenergy technical support if you need assistance with your upgrade and they will be glad to help you pick the right battery.

Can it be used in cold weather?

Our batteries can work down to -4°F(-20°C). With the self-heating function(optional), they can be recharged at low temperatures.

How do I charge a lithium battery?

Our lithium ion technology uses the most advanced built-in battery protection system to prevent damage to the battery. It is kindly for you to choose the charger developed by Grenergy, so you can maximize your batteries safely.

Can lithium ion batteries be charged anytime?

Yes, lithium-ion batteries can be recharged at any time. Unlike lead acid batteries, it won't damage the battery to utilize opportunity charging, which means a user could plug the battery in during a lunch break to top off the charge and finish their shift without the battery getting too low.

If convert to lithium batteries, is the charger changing needed?

Please notice that our original lithium battery with our original charger can be more effective. Keep it in mind: If you still use your original lead-acid battery charger, it can’t charge our lithium battery. And with other chargers we can ‘t promise that the lithium battery can fully perform and whether it’s safe or not. Our technicians recommend you to use our original charger.