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In the following demonstration, TRION Battery Technologies (Liacon’s parent company) CEO connects two LFP batteries to a semi’s engine. Each LFP battery is 12.8V, 150Ah, with 1000 cranking amps and 4000+ life cycle. And it has no trouble starting the semi’s diesel engine.
LIACON, a half gigafactory-sized battery manufacturing plant in Europe, has released a new 12V lithium-iron-phosphate battery that can last 10 to 20 times longer than traditional lead-acid batteries.
German battery manufacturer Liacon has released its new Group 31 lithium iron phosphate (LFP) 12.8 V, 150 Ah battery.
Liacon says its battery does not contain expensive and rare heavy metals, like cobalt and nickel, nor does it contain lead. Liacon’s LFP battery is designed to be a drop-in replacement.
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Germany-based Liacon, one of Europe’s largest battery manufacturers, has released a new, more versatile lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery that can replace all Group 31 lead-acid units.
“Liacon’s been developing its LFP batteries since before Trion acquired the company,” says Timothy Mayne, CEO of Trion Battery Technologies, which owns Liacon. “We anticipate further disrupting the battery industry with Trion’s advanced materials that will result in superior cells, batteries, and systems to meet the world’s need for better energy.”
Designed as a drop-in replacement, Liacon’s LFP battery does not require any change to existing charging systems. The energy storage capacity is also superior to typical lead acid units, and its stable discharge curve mitigates damage to sensitive electronics.
Unlike traditional lithium-ion batteries with oxide-based chemistries, Liacon’s doesn’t contain expensive and rare heavy metals such as cobalt and nickel, nor does it contain lead, which is toxic to the environment.
The new Group 31 LFP 12.8V 150 Ah battery has two to three times the energy of a lead-acid battery, and 1,000 cranking amps for starting heavy duty diesel engines.