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Old 01-22-2017, 12:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cr45 View Post
Any chance you could use some punctuation!

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Bah, punctuation is overrated!

I'd rather not be called a lithium "fanboy", but it certainly has it's advantages, energy density being at the forefront. And in second place is it's ability to be recharged thousands of times instead of hundreds.

NiFe batteries can be recharged tens of thousands of times, which is awesome...but they have a worse energy density(wh/kg) than even lead acid, which make them pretty damned useless for anything but stationary power supplies.

I see here that they have a high energy density, which is great. Recharging is "inconvenient". Doesn't say anything about how many times you can, which would be important to me in such a project. My other concern would be the "high internal resistance", which will be murder on either your ability to pull high amps out of them, or else will result in needing a very large battery to overcome.

Thus I'll be interested in your methods to overcome the issues and your progress. Would be nice to have a cheaper alternative to lithium.
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