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[DPRG] Newish Battery Technology

Subject: [DPRG] Newish Battery Technology
From: Stuart Stegall keltor at keltor.org
Date: Mon Dec 13 10:46:02 CST 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Ed Paradis <legomaniac at gmail.com> wrote:
> There are some benefits to LiFePO4:
>
> "LiFePO4 is an intrinsically safer cathode material than LiCoO2 and
> manganese spinel. The Fe-P-O bond is stronger than the Co-O bond, so
> that when abused, (short-circuited, overheated, etc.) the oxygen atoms
> are much harder to remove."
>
> (from wikipedia)
>
> Ed
>
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 11:18 AM, Stuart Stegall <keltor at keltor.org> wrote:
>> What's supposed to be "new" they are Lithium-ion batteries(maybe these
>> are LiFePO4 cathode versions) ... The most significant issue is
>> probably price. You also need a BMS to efficiently charge them.  Other
>> than those two issues, LiPoly batteries are great.
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 9:38 AM, Sluggy! <sluggy9912 at swbell.net> wrote:
>>> Has anyone looked at these for robotics?
>>> http://www.shoraipower.com/default.aspx
>>>
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I assume that means it doesn't catch on fire as easy as most LiPolys.
That is a nice feature.  I had an autonomous plane crash and burn from
the battery catching on fire.

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