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Old 08-30-2020, 10:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The LiFePO4 starter battery experiment is over. There was dead silence when I tried to start it this morning and lots of dash warnings. Voltage was down to 3.5V. :/ So I'm back to lead acid.

Some reasons why the LiFePO4 might have died early are it was a little undersized and there were a couple mornings when I ran it near freezing temp. LiFePO4 doesn't like that.

The LiFePO4 was 20-30 Ah, OEM was 50-ish. Perhaps I was a little too cheap, I'm not sure. Then again, if it was the cold that killed it, I'm glad I didn't spend more.

2015 Nissan Leaf S, 164 mpge

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