Benefits of CaddyCell's New Ferro-Phosphate Technology:
CaddyCell batteries have no cobalt oxides. Stable lithium-ferro-phosphate occurs naturally in the mineral Triphylite, but thanks to chemists at University of Texas-Austin and in Canada and France, this compound now can be formulated for a battery-cell cathode. Anode is carbon. A miniature electronic “manager” is inside each CaddyCell battery to monitor and balance its cells.
Conventional lithium-ion batteries (often marketed for Asian or European motorcaddies) are made with Cobalt Oxides, which have well-known safety issues for transport and storage. At high temperature, “thermal runaway” of their flammable electrolyte is possible, especially in the hot trunk of an automobile. The element Cobalt has serious disposal problems as an environmental hazard, and it’s a carcinogen.
Practical benefits include:
higher power density than conventional lithium
long cycle lifetimes
Controlled by Battery Management System to avoid over charging, balance cells and give long trouble free life