Friday, October 10, 2014

Battery Choices

I recently picked up a couple of batteries for my Tidalforce bikes. One of the huge advantages of having Tidalforce bikes is the ability to use 3rd party batteries. You are never stuck with the company's original battery when it's time to upgrade. You can use any decent battery that can support approximately a 30A draw. That isn't just any battery, but choices available at that rating are pretty wide.

I picked up a Headway LiFePO4 12.5Ah pack and also a 10Ah LiPO pack. Here's a comparison shot of the two side-by-side. The smaller one is the LiPO and the larger is the LiFePO4.

The LiPO pack is about 1/4 the size of the LiFePO4 pack, however, the LiFePO4 pack has a much longer life expectancy than the LiPO pack. The LiPO pack has the advantage of more even power output and much higher power density...

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