An Introduction to LiFePO4 Battery Charging

Author: Polinovel    |    October 20, 2022
LiFePO4 Battery Charging


Charging the LiFePO4 battery properly is quite important because it affects the battery’s performance and lifespan. Learn how to charge your LiFePO4 battery to maximize its performance.

LiFePO4 Battery Charging

Unlike lead-acid batteries, LiFePO4 batteries won’t be damaged when left in a partial state of charge. What’s more, LiFePO4 batteries don’t have a memory effect. So we don’t need to charge them immediately after each use if the batteries are not fully discharged. And we don’t have to drain the batteries completely before charging.

LiFePO4 batteries can be safely charged between 0℃ and 45℃. And they have an internal BMS to protect the battery from overcharge and over-discharge.

Charge LiFePO4 Battery In Parallel/In Series

It would be best to charge each battery separately before connecting them. What’s more, we should check the voltage of the batteries and make sure each battery is within 50mV (0.05V) of each other before making the parallel or series connection, which will minimize the occurrence of imbalance between batteries and maximize the performance of the system.

Charging Mode

Constant current charging and constant voltage charging are adopted to charge a LiFePO4 battery. Constant current charging is performed first to raise the battery voltage until it reaches the end-of-charge voltage level. After that, the constant voltage charging begins and the charging current gradually decreases.

Can A LiFePO4 Battery Be Charged With A Lead Acid Battery Charger?

Lead-acid battery chargers can be used to charge LiFePO4 batteries as long as the charging settings are within the appropriate parameters. The charging algorithms of AGM and GEL typically meet the charging voltage requirements of LiFePO4 batteries because they have similar nominal voltages to LiFePO4 batteries.

Final Thought

LiFePO4 battery can deliver high performance in many applications. Charging the LiFePO4 battery properly can ensure better performance and longer life.

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