What is RV living?
RV living is a lifestyle of living in an RV. It brings not only freedom, but also an attitude of breaking the rules and living true to oneself. RV living is especially attractive to minimalists and outdoor enthusiasts who travel a lot and camp in their vehicles.
As we all know, RVs are used for driving long distances outdoors and spending a lot of time idle. The batteries used in RVs are intended to store electricity from a variety of sources and to power household appliances. LiFePO4 battery is one of the most popular lithium batteries today, and its own excellent performance can be greatly reflected in RVs. Moreover, it has been recognized by many reviews and has benefited many people. LiFePO4 battery is the most worthy type of battery as RV battery.
1. High safety
As a kind of transportation, safety is always the first place.
LiFePO4 battery is known for its strong safety features, mainly in the chemical properties, which is the result of extremely stable chemical reactions. LiFePO4 is non-flammable, some collisions and extrusions will not have much impact on LiFePO4 batteries. Facing life safety, the performance of the material is the first. Safety is what makes your RV trip more quality and rewarding.
2. Light weight
As a vehicle, RVs definitely have some limitations in terms of weight. Lighter weight means more flexibility, which makes weight distribution easier.
Light weight of LiFePO4 is a particularly noteworthy feature.Because at the same voltage and capacity, LiFePO4 has a higher energy density and is lighter than lead-acid batteries. The material itself of the LiFePO4 battery makes the battery good enough for high temperature performance, high power output, and low self-discharge rate.
3. Excellent charging and discharging
Not everyone will have a full-fledged PV system on their RV. This means that a significant portion of people will choose to charge and refurbish their RV at a campground, and in this case, having good charging and discharging makes a lot of sense.
Since LiFePO4 batteries have a low self-discharge rate of less than 3% per month, the batteries can be stored for a long time. 2000 cycles after the single capacity is still greater than 80%, can be repeatedly charged and discharged, and there is no memory effect. Generally, one night in the campground will fully charge your RV battery and you can continue to use the device the next day.
4. Long Life Span
RVs are a long-life vehicle and deep cycle LiFePO4 batteries seem to be more suitable for RVs.
The long life of LiFePO4 batteries is another huge advantage, especially when compared to traditional lead-acid batteries. As long as the batteries are used as recommended, LiFePO4 can last more than 4,000 cycles at 80% discharge, while traditional lead-acid batteries only last 300-500 cycles. And LiFePO4 has a lifetime of up to 10 years, which means there is no need for frequent battery replacement during the life of the RV.
In summary, the safety/weight/performance etc. of LiFePO4 batteries are perfect for RV needs, and although the upfront cost is a bit high, this is even cheaper than lead-acid batteries considering the battery life issue, making it a good choice for RV battery systems.