Please only use charger specifically designed to charge NMC and/or LFP batteries as they have special charging systems to ensure correct and safe charging. Using generic chargers, can either damage or destroy your battery and voids warranty.
When batteries are force-discharged with an external power source, the voltage drops to under 0V (reverse electrode), and inner gas is generated. This can lead to swelling, heating, leakage, bursting or fire.
5. May I disassemble or apply excessive pressure on Lithium batteries?
If different types of batteries are used together, or new batteries are used with old ones, the difference in characteristics such as voltage, capacity, etc. may cause over-discharge of the battery which can lead to swelling, bursting or fire.
Substantially lighter – Lithium-ion batteries are just a fraction of the weight of the original lead-acid battery.
More powerful – Lithium-ion batteries operate at a higher voltage than standard lead-acid battery, giving you faster engine turn over for better starts. Lead-acid batteries drop to just 12.5V when only 20% of the battery capacity is used, but lithium-ion batteries provide over 12.8V even when only 20% of the battery capacity is left.
Low self-discharge rate – Lead-acid batteries lose 4%-25% of their charge every month depending on the quality of the plates and separators used. If you leave a vehicle unattended for a month, the lead-acid battery might lose so much power that the vehicle might not start. On the other hand, our lithium battery chemistry loses less than 3% of charge per month. You can go for several months without having to worry.
Environmentally Friendly – Aegis Battery batteries contain no toxic substances. There is no toxic, poisonous lead, no corrosive sulfuric dangerous acid and as a result, no possible way for an explosive gassing event that occurs with lead-acid batteries. In addition, there is no need to maintain acid levels and worry about venting as traditional Lead-Acid batteries do. Aegis Battery batteries can be installed in any orientation and the only maintenance involved is just to ensure the battery never gets beyond 80% drained to ensure optimal life.
Long lasting – Cheap lead-acid batteries usually only last 1 to 2 years while gel and AGM lead-acid batteries last 3-5 years with proper maintenance. However, Aegis Battery’s lithium batteries can provide 10-12 years of use, easily exceeding the life of any lead-acid battery. Battery life depends purely on proper operation and maintenance, so use common-sense and ensure the battery does not drain beyond 80% discharge. If you are replacing a lead acid battery in two years or less due to deep cycling damage, you will save money in the long run moving to an Aegis Battery lithium-ion battery.
Fast recharging – Aegis Battery lithium batteries can accept charge current at up to 5x faster than a lead acid battery. What’s more, the charge efficiency is about 75% for lead acid in contrast to 97% for Aegis Battery’s lithium battery. That means less energy needed to charge and less strain on your alternator.
2. What is the difference between Aegis Battery’s two starter battery models the “ENERGY” and “POWER
Internal cell balancing circuit – Aegis Battery has a processor controlled, internal cell balancing board inside each of its “ENERGY” and “POWER” starter batteries to maximize the performance and life of the battery pack
Battery Management System (BMS) – Aegis Battery’s “POWER” has the same features (cell balancing) as the “ENERGY” but with additional features. Aegis Battery’s “POWER” has a processor-controlled Battery Management System (BMS) inside each case to monitor each cell to prevent over charging, over discharging (voltage draining too low) along with cell temperature monitoring. Should any of the cells reach outside of its allowable specifications, the terminal power will turn off. These are added performance and convenience features to prevent a battery from being damaged or in the event a battery is left unattended for a long time. These added features also prevent the battery from overcharging when attached to other charging equipment or charging failure.
IQ Restart Technology – At motorcycle rallies or gatherings, owners of heavily accessorized motorcycle often want to keep their radios or lights on when parked, possibly draining standard lead-acid batteries too much. The “POWER” automatically senses excess drainage status, shutting all accessories off, while maintaining sufficient reserve power to start the engine. Aegis Battery’s “IQ RESTART TECHNOLOGY”-automatically detect starting effort with a key cycle and allows users to start the engine again and not leaving you stranded or with the headache of calling for service or even needing to replace the battery. A significant advantage of the ‘POWER” technology and a major selling point is the “IQ Restart Technology”.
FREE CHARGER/Maintainer included – Aegis Battery provides a FREE charger with every new “ENERGY” and “POWER” starter battery that can be used as a battery maintainer/tender when vehicles are not used many months at time.
Unique Aluminum quad-terminal design – Another design unique to the Aegis Battery’s is an aluminum quad-terminal design which allows for one battery to adapt to two different mounting positions as well as maximizing weight savings using aluminum material. This helps carry reduced manufacturing and dealer costs. Whereas in the past, you had to get a specific battery for your application based on polarity and loosing nuts that slide out. Aegis Battery’s design allows for easy installation.
Best Engineering – Aegis Battery are the result of years of our own research and development with years of testing. Aegis Battery lithium-ion battery packs have been designed from the “ground up’ to be a powersports starter battery with long lifespan and high performance, under a wide range of temperatures. While other cells may crank a vehicle successfully, they were not originally intended for the high current discharges in starter systems. As a result, cranking performance suffers compared to Aegis Battery and the batteries will wear out. Combined with our strict quality control and mass production technologies allow us to make the best batteries at the most attractive price points.
Prismatic cells – Cylindrical cells only come in certain sizes, which limit the possible shapes and sizes of the starter battery case designs. As such, battery fit into many vehicles may be poor, or impossible as they are too wide, or too tall and create internal hot spots. Aegis Battery prismatic cells, on the other hand, are rectangular packages which we can freely design and size according to the size requirements of the battery case. As such, Aegis Battery offers perfect drop-in fit in most vehicles along with having better thermal management properties.
4. How does lead acid equivalent “Pb Eqv" capacity (Ah) rating compare to lead acid's capacity?
Li-Ion batteries have the highest energy density (mAh/weight), and are becoming more and more popular. However, Li-Ion batteries may explode and cause a fire if not used properly. Please read our safety warning.
In current stage, we always suggest customer to use NiMH battery pack for high current application ( < 1C rate ), not Li-Ion, because Li-ion’s protection in high current application still is not matured yet
Choose a Battery Charger
Please always follow our suggestion to choose a smart charger. So called smart charger must have automatic power cut-off function when the battery is full.
Never use NiMH battery charger for Li-ion battery pack, it will cause battery to explode
Always pay attention while charging a battery, and put the battery in a fire-proof container box to avoid any accidents
Understand the risks to using NiMH and Li-ion batteries. Please read our safety warning before buying a battery
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