TRU Quality Lithium Batteries and Ecoflow Generators


Our Selection of Dakota Lithium Batteries

At TRU Off Grid, we receive many questions about our Solar Panels, Dakota Lithium, Volthium Lithium and Ecoflow Lithium Generators and how they compare to other LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Chemistry) batteries and generators on the market. It is very important to note that Not All LiFePO4 batteries (Cell Quality and BMS) are created equally. To provide clarity, we’ve shared some facts below. If you need more info, you can reach out to Jack Abrams at 905-299-7841.

What Factors Contribute to the Cost of Lithium Battery Technology?


Lithium Batteries have been integrated into diverse applications for over two decades, including laptops, smartphones, portable devices, and electric vehicles. Over time, significant advancements have improved safety, stability, and reliability, driven by progress in battery chemistry, cell design, and advanced battery management systems. At TRU Off Grid we only offer Lithium Batteries and Ecoflow Solar Generators with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) or LiFePO4 battery chemistry which is stable, safe and offer over 3,000 Life Cycles which is well over a decade of every day use.

The higher cost of lithium battery technology is primarily due to key factors that enhance its value and performance:

  • Advanced Materials: Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries utilize high-quality materials, including lithium compounds and specialized cathode/anode materials, boosting energy density, efficiency, and overall performance.
  • Research and Development: Ongoing research and development efforts continuously refine battery chemistry, cell design, and battery management systems.
  • Enhanced Performance: Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries outperform traditional alternatives in terms of energy density and efficiency.
  • Longevity: Lithium Iron Phosphate or LiFePO4 batteries have significantly longer lifespans compared to other battery types.
  • Safety and Reliability: Battery management systems ensure safe operation by preventing overcharging, overheating, and short-circuiting.
  • Environmental Impact: LiFePO4 battery chemistry aligns with eco-conscious practices, producing fewer emissions during usage and disposal for a greener, more sustainable energy storage solution.
  • Versatility: The adaptability of lithium iron phosphate battery chemistry allows integration into various applications, from small portable devices to large-scale electric vehicles, adding value and potential cost-effectiveness across industries.

Why are Lithium Batteries Superior to Lead Acid Batteries?


LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) batteries, like those from Dakota Lithium and EcoFlow, offer clear advantages over standard sealed lead-acid batteries. They are safer, more reliable, and don’t contain heavy metals or toxins. They’re maintenance-free, fit securely in any orientation, and come in durable waterproof casings.

Compared to traditional lead-acid batteries, lithium-ion (LiFePO4) technology boasts higher energy density and efficiency. This means more energy can be stored in the same space. The consistent discharge curve ensures sustained energy availability in a compact package.

Lithium batteries charge quickly due to the rapid energy transfer of lithium ions. After a morning of fishing, you can recharge fast for an evening outing. Plus, they’re remarkably lightweight, weighing 60% less than lead acid batteries.

A standout feature of LiFePO4 batteries is their impressive lifespan, lasting four times longer than lead acid counterparts. While lead acid batteries endure around 500 recharge cycles, LiFePO4 batteries withstand over 2000 cycles.

Switching to LiFePO4 batteries from lead acid brings these benefits:

  • Steady Power Output Throughout Discharge
  • Twice the Power Compared to Lead Acid
  • Portability Enhanced by Less than Half the Weight
  • Reliable Operation in Extreme Temperatures (-20°F to 120°F)
  • Almost No Maintenance Needed (Occasional Top-off Charge Every Few Months)
  • Over 2000 Charge Cycles Lifespan
  • Emphasis on Safety and Eco-Friendly Design

Are Lithium Batteries Dangerous?


No, they are not dangerous! Lithium battery technology has become more stable and reliable due to advancements in battery chemistry, cell design, and built-in battery management systems. The LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) chemistry used in Dakota Lithium and EcoFlow products is stable and safe, with protection against overheating, overcharging, and short-circuiting. Our distributed products, such as those from Dakota Lithium and EcoFlow, utilize this unique lithium chemistry. LiFePO4 is 100% safe and reliable, as it does not contain rare earth elements or heavy metals. It is non-toxic, non-corrosive, does not off-gas, and will not explode or catch fire. Furthermore, each battery and system is safeguarded by a battery management system (BMS) microchip, ensuring optimal performance and safety.