- Depth of discharge – batteries cycled with shallow discharges last longer.
- Operating temperature – cooler temperatures extend battery life.
- Charge/discharge rate – slower is better for longevity.
- Frequency of cycling – batteries cycled daily won’t last as long as those cycled weekly.
- Level of preventive maintenance – regular testing and cleaning increases lifespan.
For most server applications, batteries are held at float voltage with occasional discharges during power failures. This infrequent cycling can extend lifespan well beyond the rating. With proper maintenance, a 48V(51.2V) 100Ah LiFePO4 rack battery can realistically last 10-15+ years.
To get the most lifespan out of your 48V(51.2V) LiFePO4 server rack batteries:
– Avoid excessive discharge depths beyond 50-80%.
– Maintain an ambient temperature of 77°F or below.
– Use temperature-compensated charging when possible.
– Keep batteries properly ventilated and dust-free.
– Routinely test battery health and capacity.
– Follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations.
Some minor capacity loss is expected over time. But following best practices for LiFePO4 care and maintenance will ensure your 48V 100Ah batteries reliably serve your server rack power needs for over a decade.
48V(51.2V) 100Ah LiFePO4 batteries can realistically deliver 10-15 years or more of service life for server racks when properly maintained and cycled. Their high longevity gives excellent return on investment. With capacity for thousands of cycles and careful maintenance, 48V LiFePO4 batteries will provide reliable backup power to server racks for many years before requiring replacement.