Originally Posted by scrollF4
I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand the question. If you're concerned about an EarthX bursting into flames like other lesser lithiums we've seen in the news, be advised that this Lithium IRON PHOSPHATE battery has a different chemistry than those other batteries, and is not susceptible to such thermal runaway.
Sid, Yes the LiFePh is different, and that the thermal event temperature peak is lower
than most other Li chemistries, but it does exist
. EarthX has clearly put a lot if investment and technology into mitigating the contributing factors to such an event, but lets not get carried away and say it is gone. It is fenced in, but not gone. It must be considered in the installation. If it is located in the cabin, vapor containment and venting is in order as it may get hot enough to smoke the plastic container.
Oversimplified, a thermal event is triggered by a combination of internal energy and temperature. They are not totally immune to the charging voltage and AC content, yet. We have to do our part mitigating the possibility with the installation.
Performance wise - it is a far superior energy storage unit. Still some failure mode refinement to be accepted and executed.