Shocking News: Shorai LFX Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
June 21st, 2012 by Jason Giacchino
Have you ever looked at what passes for a car or ATV battery and thought, this is 2012- are we still dealing with this primitive, overweight lead acid stuff?
Shorai thought the same thing; only they did something about it. Their new LFX Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are a breakthrough in Powersports applications. Offering tremendous weight savings (anywhere between four and fifteen lbs. over standard lead acid batteries), much lower self-discharge rates, quicker starting and no sulfation.
What this means to you and I is a much longer period of time to drain themselves even if your ATV finds itself in long periods of hibernation.
Best of all, unlike most new technology, the product line accommodates virtually all vehicles manufactured in the past forty years (including rare six-volt sizes for vintage equipment).
Prices start at $99.85, a bit pricier than low-end lead acid units (but comparable to high quality lead acid batteries) and pack features like said weight shavings and longer inactivity life. All Powersports applications are covered, including personal watercraft, snowmobiles, ATV/UTV’s, scooters and even lawnmowers.
Power capacity ranges upwards of 540 CCA, so even the hardest-starting engines can benefit!
Additional Features Include:
Ultra light Weight- One Fifth the weight of lead-acid batteries
Zero sulfation, for longer service life
Holds unloaded charge for one year without maintenance
Military spec Carbon Composite Case
Faster cranking for better starts
Super-fast recharge rate
No explosive gasses during charge: no lead, no acid
More information can be found here.