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The RB0-LT is a 12V 20Ah lithium battery and is part of RELiON’s Low Temperature Series. This lithium iron phosphate battery is specially designed for cold weather performance. RELiON’s LT Series batteries can safely charge at temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F) using a standard charger. The system features proprietary technology which draws power from the charger itself, requiring no additional components.

The entire process of heating and charging with the LT Series is completely seamless. Simply plug the battery in to the regular lithium charger and the internal heating and monitoring system takes care of the rest. Because it takes time to heat the cells, the charging process in below freezing temperatures could take a little longer.

The RB20-LT is ideal in a variety of applications including small solar energy systems, remote monitoring, LED lighting and traffic control cameras. It has all the benefits of lithium batteries including installation flexibility and no maintenance, with the added ability to charge in cold weather climates. It’s equipped with an M6 terminal type and a built-in battery management system (BMS).

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
  • Voltage: 12.8V
  • Amp Hours: 20Ah
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
  • Length: 7.1 in (181 mm)
  • Width: 3 in (76 mm)
  • Height: 6.7 in (169 mm)
  • Weight: 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
APPLICATIONS
  • Solar

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the RB20-LT (Low Temp) battery work?
The RB20-LT features the same size and performance as RELiON's RB100, but can safely charge at temperatures that drop below 0°C (32°F) using a standard charger. The system features proprietary technology which draws power from the charger itself, requiring no additional components. The entire process of heating and charging is completely seamless for the user. Simply plug the battery into the regular lithium charger and the internal heating and monitoring system takes care of the rest. Because it takes time to heat the cells, the charging process will take a little longer in below freezing temperatures.
How do LiFePO4 batteries perform in cold temperatures?
As with all batteries, cold temperatures will result in reduced performance. LiFePO4 batteries have significantly more capacity and voltage retention in the cold when compared to lead-acid batteries. Important tips to keep in mind: When charging lithium iron phosphate batteries below 0°C (32°F), the charge current must be reduced to 0.1C and below -10°C (14°F) it must be reduced to 0.05C. Failure to reduce the current below freezing temperatures can cause irreversible damage to your battery. RELiON’s LT Series is specifically designed for cold charging, utilizing charge current to heat the battery before allowing charge. With the LT series, you can start the charge below 0°C (32°F).
How can I determine the state of charge (SOC) of my lithium iron phosphate battery?
The best way to determine the SOC of your battery is to use a battery indicator— a high-precision instrument that captures instantaneous and integrated data in real-time. RELiON’s battery indicator uses a 500A shunt to accurately measure the discharge/recharge currents and calculates the Ampere-hours (Ah) flowing in and out of the battery.

DATA SHEET

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Electrical Specifications

Nominal Voltage 12.8V
Nominal Capacity 20 Ah
Capacity @ 25A 48 min
Energy 256 Wh
Resistance ≤45 mΩ @ 50% SOC
Efficiency 99%
Self Discharge <3% per Month
Maximum Modules in Series 1 (Single Use)

Mechanical Specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H) 7.1 x 3.0 x 6.7” 181 x 76 x 169 mm
Weight 6.6 lbs (3 kg)
Terminal Type M6
Terminal Torque 35 - 44 in-lbs (4 - 5 N-m)
Case Material ABS
Enclosure Protection IP56
Cell Type - Chemistry Cylindrical - LiFePO4

Discharge Specifications

Maximum Continuous Discharge Current 20 A
Peak Discharge Current 40 A (7.5 s ±2.5 s)
BMS Discharge Current Cut-Off 50 A ±8 A (32 ±8 ms)
Recommended Low Voltage Disconnect 11V
BMS Discharge Voltage Cut-Off 8V (2.0 ±0.08 vpc) (20 ±8 ms)
Reconnect Voltage 9.04V (2.26 ±0.34 vpc)
Short Circuit Protection 100-600 μs

Charge Specifications

Recommended Charge Current 1 A - 10 A
Maximum Charge Current 20 A
Recommended Charge Voltage 14.2V - 14.6V
BMS Charge Voltage Cut-Off 15.6V (3.9 ±0.025 vpc) (1 ±0.3 s)
Reconnect Voltage 14.6V (3.8 ±0.050 vpc)
Balancing Voltage 14.4V (3.6 ±0.025 vpc)

Temperature Specifications

Discharge Temperature -4 to 140 ºF (-20 to 60 ºC)
Charge Temperature -4 to 113 ºF (-20 to 45 ºC)
Storage Temperature 23 to 95 ºF (-5 to 35 ºC)
BMS High Temperature Cut-Off - Discharge 185 ºF (85 ºC)
BMS High Temperature Cut-Off - Charge 140 ºF (60 ºC)
Reconnect Temperature 122 ºF (50 ºC)

Heating Element Specifications

Heating Temperature Range -4 to 50 ºF (-20 to 10 ºC)
Heating Time Approximately 1 hr @ 3 A
BMS Heating Element Cut-Off 158 ºF (70 ºC)

Compliance Specifcations

Certifications CE (battery) UL1642 & IEC62133 (cells)
Shipping Classification UN 3480, CLASS 9

Performance Characteristics

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