Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable batteries that use lithium as one of their active components. Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries are a type of lithium-ion batteries known for their long life and inherent safety.
Battery Tender® Lithium batteries are available for most Powersport and other small engine start applications. You can find the correct battery for your application from your local Battery Tender® Lithium Battery dealer or online at http://batterytender.com/products/batteries.html.
How does the “Lead Acid Equivalent” capacity rating compare to Flooded, AGM, and Gel cell battery ratings?
The capacity of lead acid batteries decreases markedly when discharged at high currents such as when starting a vehicle. This effect is much less for a lithium battery. In fact, when discharged at a current equal to its capacity, a 2 A-hour lithium iron phosphate battery will have as much capacity as a 9 A-hour lead acid battery.
As long as the battery charger does not have a desulfation mode and the peak voltage does not exceed 14.8V during the charge cycle it can be used to charge a Battery Tender® Lithium Battery. Of course the best way to charge and maintain a Battery Tender® Lithium Battery is to use a Battery Tender® Lithium Battery Charger.
A Battery Tender® Lithium Battery has virtually no self-discharge and has a shelf life of 2 years. The best way to store the battery is disconnected from the vehicle in a clean and dry location with the protective covers installed on the positive terminals.
There are no specific federal laws requiring the recycling of Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries however local governments may have different requirements. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation provides free recycling locations throughout the US and Canada. You can locate their nearest drop off location at www.call2recycle.org/locator/.