Beaudens have a series portable power station, each one equipped with LiFePO4, which have several advantages over the lithium-ion battery.
1. Longer lifetime
LiFePO4 offer 4-5x the number of charge cycles than Lithium-Ion, this feature offers our power station 2000 cycles and more than 10 years lifetime, most of the other power station on market using Lithium-Ion, so their lifetime is ≥500 cycle 80%
LiFePO4 has excellent thermal and chemical stability. This battery stays cool in higher temperatures. It is also incombustible when it is mishandled during rapid charges and discharges or when there are short circuit issues. LiFePO4 does not normally experience thermal runaway, as the phosphate cathode will not burn or explode during overcharging or overheating as the battery remains cool.
However, the chemistry of lithium-ion does not have the same safety advantages as lithium iron phosphate. It's high energy density has the disadvantage of causing the battery to be unstable. It heats up faster during charging as a lithium-ion battery can experience thermal runaway.
Another safety advantage of LiFePO4 involves the disposal of the battery after use or failure. A lithium-ion battery made with lithium cobalt dioxide chemistry is considered a hazardous material as it can cause allergic reactions to the eyes and skin when exposed. It can also cause severe medical issues when swallowed. So, special disposal considerations must be made for lithium-ion. On the other hand, LiFePO4 is non-toxic and can be disposed of more easily by manufacturers.